Motherhood Encouragement

SO many great tips in here for dealing with the terrible twos... she suggests calling them the terrific twos and gives a lot of practical ideas for how to survive and thrive through toddler screaming, toddler tantrums, and more! Great resource for young moms of toddlers and babies! #parentingtips #toddlers #behavior #discipline #parenting #2yearolds

5 Practical Strategies for Dealing With the Terrible Twos (That Work!)

In this post, you will learn 5 ideas for how to deal with the terrible twos that actually work! We’ve gone through the two year old stage with all 4 of our kiddos, and I’ve interacted with tons of other toddlers as well. After going around the block a couple times, age 2 has become …

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12 Practical Tips for Surviving Life with 2 under 2 [Plus a Big Hug]

In this post I will give you my 12 best tips for surviving with 2 under 2. Our first 2 kids are 17 months apart, and the first few months with our second baby were SO hard. I basically felt like, “WHAT DO YOU TINY PEOPLE NEED FROM ME AND WHY DO YOU NEED IT …

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Wondering how to teach your 1 year old no? How to tell your 1 year old no and have your 1 year old learn to obey? There are 4 phrases we've used with all 4 of our 1 year olds that really help! #parentingtips #parentingtoddlers #1yearold grace based parenting; gospel centered parenting

How to Teach a 1 Year Old “No” – Complete Guide to 1 Year Old Discipline

Today I’m going to outline a very effective plan for consistent 1 year old discipline for you to use with your toddler. From our experience of having 4 kids in 5 years, it’s never too early to start setting expectations and training your little ones. 1 year olds understand WAY more than we realize. It might …

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Strength for the Weary Mom: ... Between the full blown meltdowns that always seem to happen when we're already running late and the poop explosion as soon as we finally get there... Between repeating myself 100 times a day and reading the same mind-numbingly boring board book 100 times a day... I've realized that the most difficult parts of motherhood are also the most sanctifying.... read more http://wp.me/p6bl1n-15L

More Than Just Surviving Mommyhood (Even When It’s Exhausting)

My 3 year old started crying at 6:00 am. Hard. Sudden, piercing, loud screaming tears. Nightmare, maybe? I had just opened my computer to get in my hour of blog work before the kids were “supposed to” wake up. It feels like no matter how hard I try to thrive, I’m just barely surviving mommyhood with littles. …

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A Failed Attempt at a Meaningful Advent with Toddlers

Sometimes, (okay, often)… I get these grand ideas. An idea of something we’re going to do, and how it will be so lovely and make everyone feel all warm and fuzzy. Take my make-shift toddler montessori shelf, for example. It worked great. For a couple months. Until the younger one could reach up and pull …

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ways I (try to) engage, converse, and connect with my kids

I recently wrote about engaging my kids throughout the day as a parenting goal for 2015. In that post, I alluded to some mysterious practical ways I engage my kids. Obviously, I do these perfectly every day. HA! Not. They’re goals. Things that I feel like the Lord consistently puts on my heart as simple ways to really …

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What if the terrible twos don't have to be terrible? This one main idea is key to transforming the way you think about the terrible twos. Plus tons of other practical tips for dealing with toddler behavior, toddler tantrums, time out, etc. One of my go-to best parenting blogs super helpful for me! #toddlers #toddlerdiscipline #parentingtips #parenting #2yearolds #behaviormanagement #toddlerbehavior

Don’t Call My 2 Year Old Terrible: One Key to Thriving During the “Terrible Twos”

I stumbled upon this article one day, talking about Pink (the singer). It wasn’t super interesting or anything, but one thing struck me. She was interviewed about her 2 year old and the phrase “the terrible twos” inevitably made it’s way into the discussion. The article reads: The Grammy-winner admits that her toddler can be …

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