"Are you going to call the Police on my mummy for being in the mens' washroom?"

"Are you going to call the Police on my mummy for being in the mens' washroom?"

A film crew member approached us with hands up saying "Please wait. There is filming in process".  Without a second of hesitation, my response was "sorry but the naked from the waist down child is about to poo" and we kept speed walking through the set.  Without stopping, the crying 5 year old with blood dripping down her leg; the naked from the waist down 2 year old; the friend and me shouting "keeping walking everyone" walked straight through the scene that was being filmed.

Before I had children I would never of dreamed of flouting such a request with such disregard.  If someone put a request to me I found it hard to deny it, even if it compromised my needs.  But something about becoming a mother changed me.  My inability to say "no" is disappearing.

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Enough

Enough

I had no idea how long this socially unusual level of participation would go on for. With both children we usually include a developmentally appropriate conversation about money when they ask to join classes and programs, and he was always adamant that he wanted these classes.  He was speaking his truth.  In his own way he was totally committed.

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Book Review: The Hip Heros

Book Review: The Hip Heros

As a mum to a 3 year old and 6 year old, I am always on the look out for books that will not only support them in (my hope of!) learning to love reading, but also in learning about values which are important to me. As an EFT Practitioner and Yoga Instructor I am always delighted to learn of books that include positive messaging about meditation, kindness, and how to be empowered by your own powers.

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I see you feel very angry

I see you feel very angry

My 4 year old daughter just turned to the man with the long white beard, and in the calmest voice just said “I see you feel very angry”.

I cannot even begin to describe the shift in energy that I saw from this man, as someone validated his feelings; showed that they could see how he felt without judgement or with intention to try and get him to change his feelings of anger simple by telling him to “calm down”.

With no judgement she just met him where he was at with his emotions.

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Backpacking with a Baby

Backpacking with a Baby

Although we were desperately excited to start our family, my husband and I both feared that we might have to forego our vacations of independent travel for more conformist and conventional resort based holidays. Luckily, our fears were unfounded. This posts shares what we've learned about traveling with a baby.

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What is Help?

My daughter (then 4 yrs) and son (then 2 yrs) and I were getting off the elevator at a train station, when we saw a lady slumped on the bridge.  As we maneuvered the stroller out the elevator the few people passing between us and the woman asked "are you OK?", to which she replied in an extremely weak voice "yes thank you" even though she clearly wasn't.

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