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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When it is a lot of work

Chores and errands seem like shoveling while it is snowing when you have littles.  Put them in, buckle them up.  “Don’t touch that, it’s yucky!”  Fighting, crying, whining.    “I had just folded those!!!”  Unbuckle them, take them out.  “No, we can’t get that.  I know you want it, but you want everything.”  Snacks, sippy… Continue reading When it is a lot of work

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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