Reading || this article on discipline and consequences. A friend of mine sent me this article and I really really liked the perspective. Hazel is just starting to test the limits and now that Millie is here I find I will get mad at Hazel for something that I would never have gotten mad at har for before. Like maybe she busts into the room when I'm juuuuust about to put Millie in bed after a 20 minute bounce and pat session (you know what I'm sayin mamas) ... It's totally not Hazels fault, she is just trying to show me a picture or tell me something, but I find myself getting angry and not dealing with it well...
The part of the article I really liked was that the first question she asks herself is "did this action (the misbehaving) happen because I wasn't doing my job as a parent?" BOOM!! I mean how many times am I doing something else and Hazel gets into something (that I haven't told her she isn't allowing to be into) and then I get mad at her because of this when I should have given her a more specific task or activity if I was going to be busy. Read the article and let me know what you think! I would love to hear more perspectives on this!
Doing || ( Is this even a category? Ha! ) I'm really looking forward to getting my sewing room back in order. We have been back in our house now for over a week and I'm sloooooowly getting organized again. I've been getting pumped again about making my earrings again and going in a few craft fairs coming up! I'm going to work on a few new things to sell too! Now... If only Millie can get through this wonder week and I can put her down for more than 10 minutes and get some time to sew that would be great!
Thankful For || my home. Seriously I am so thankful to live in this place,to have a home like this to make my own and create a cozy and loving atmosphere for my family and friends to be welcome. I feel like I'm finally starting to get into my decorating 'vibe'. It is so amazing to have so much space, a playroom for Hazel, a big kitchen, and even a craft room for me! I'm so thankful for it! ( I'll have to come back and look at this post when it starts to feel cramped again! )
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