Mother's Musings · The Educated Parent

How to Deal With Big Feelings – for mom and munchkins

I have some very deep feeling children. Maybe every mother says that? Do you also have deep feelers? My oldest feels IN LOVE when she meets a new friend and if I accidentally embarrass her there are tears for days. My toddler is a whole new world of emotions. When she got too angry a… Continue reading How to Deal With Big Feelings – for mom and munchkins

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Don’t try to be a good mom

  Brene Brown has given many famous TED talks, written books, and been interviewed about her research on shame, courage, and vulnerability.  Her interview with Tim Ferriss (here) was so inspirational I listened to it twice in a row. I have long sense thrown in the towel for trying to be the “perfect mom” (I wrote… Continue reading Don’t try to be a good mom

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The most powerful tool parents have

We innately crave the love of our mother’s very deeply.  I have been thinking about this a lot lately.  I have even realized that I still do things to this day in hopes of impressing her, or even winning MORE of that love.  I recently read Siblings Without Rivalry, and I highly recommend it to all… Continue reading The most powerful tool parents have

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How to Extend Any Activity

So you spent 20 minutes putting together an awesome activity for you child. You know they will love it. You took your time plotting and placing things just right. You introduce your child to the mind blowing activity you have for them…they play for 6 minutes and then declare they are done. Cue the tears… Continue reading How to Extend Any Activity

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How to BREAK UP with your kids-The most popular break up lines for Moms

It’s not you, it’s me:  Sometimes I try so hard to change something about my boys (make them eat more, make them play by themselves more, make them quieter, make them not fight).  I get in “I can fix this” mode and go all out.  A lot of times after many, many, many failed attempts… Continue reading How to BREAK UP with your kids-The most popular break up lines for Moms

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Interests to Passion to Horse Poop Stars

I have so many things I want for my boys.  I want them to be happy.  I want them to have friends.  I want them to find love.  I want them to be grateful and appreciate the small things.  I want them to have skills and feel successful at something.  I want them to feel… Continue reading Interests to Passion to Horse Poop Stars

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3 1/2 Ways to Get What You Want in DISGUISE

I really hate to think that my kids will grow up feeling like they do not have freedom or control.  I want to start a healthy open relationship with them during the early years, so that I am better practiced in the teenage years.  I hope to raise kids that know Mom understands them and respects… Continue reading 3 1/2 Ways to Get What You Want in DISGUISE