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We had a fun afternoon with friends celebrating Xander’s friend’s 5th birthday. He had an awesome Harry Potter themed party! I didn’t get a chance to take any pictures other than the one of Wren playing in the wood chips lol. My friend @caseofaceo was kind enough to take the rest. 😊Loved those Harry Potter glasses on Wren haha.

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• 𝚃𝚘𝚍𝚊𝚢 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚎 𝚑𝚊𝚍 𝚊𝚗 𝚎𝚙𝚒𝚌 𝚖𝚎𝚕𝚝𝚍𝚘𝚠𝚗... • . We all know “tantrums” & toddlers go hand in hand right?!?!? But not all of us as parents understand the science behind this overwhelmingly sensitive period of neurological development. The human brain goes through it’s most rapid period of development within the first 5-7 years of life. During this time our “upstairs brain”, the part of our brain which regulates our thought processes, makes decisions & regulates our emotions is still deeply under construction. In fact this part of our brain isn’t fully formed until early adulthood. This makes emotional regulation HARD! Our little ones simply have not yet developed the physical brain structures necessary to regulate their emotions & they need us as the adults with completely formed prefrontal cortex’s to help them navigate this unknown territory. As they grow & we consistently role model social & emotional regulation our actions & reactions become the foundations in which they create their own ability to process, regulate & respond to all manner of experiences & emotions through life. . Today in the Wildfire household our little love lost all semblance of regulation over the need to share a chocolate bar with Mumma *THIS EXACT SECOND!* After a morning of minimal listening, less than stellar behaviour & a natural toddler refusal to eat even 1 chip at lunch the obvious parental answer was a swift & concise NOT UNTIL LATER! Well, let me tell you, THE emotional meltdown of 2019 rapidly ensued. There were tears, screaming, toddler yelling, dramatic collapses to the floor & even an Oscar worthy bodily throw down complete with kicking, hitting & screaming unlike anything we have ever witnessed before... Instinctually as adults we view this extreme behaviour towards ourselves as inappropriate & disrespectful. To our toddlers this behaviour is often the unintentional result of the limbic system or “downstairs brain” kicking into overdrive & shutting down what little prefrontal cortex development they have acquired. Even though we all felt heightened we knew calm & connected was the best way to help her through this epic emotion.

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R o l e P l a y ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are preparing to make changes around some night time patterns in our household over the coming months. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Role play has been a great tool for preparing Charlie through daytime play. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We have been mixing up our roles where I will pretend to be the “Bubba” and Charlie is the “Mama”. As the Bubba, I am acting out how I would like to be settled (my real life desire) and Charlie as the Mama is settling me the way the Bubba wants. Then we switch roles. This is allowing him to see that his mum will always support his needs throughout the night but also allows him to explore how another form of settling will play out and any big feelings he has towards it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Giving our little ones space to explore their emotions through play is such a great tool when making changes with toddlers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Have you used role play to help your little one adapt to change?

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Tried a waist-less tie off on our meh dai today! What do you think? Have you ever tried tying off a wrap or meh dai without a waist belt? For me personally, sometimes the sensation of all that fabric around my waist is aggravating. I'd rather tie up high sometimes! #mama_roo #lennylamb #mehdai

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Okay, I’m ready to say it.⁣ ⁣ Recently I had some really big God-sized dreams that God dropped into my heart. In hind-sight, it has been a slow drip of ideas and desires for a few years - and then all of a sudden a few weeks ago, He spoke to me. And showed me what it is. I was in Nashville with my mom in October when I heard it. And ever since I just haven’t been able to shake it.⁣ ⁣ Want to know what He said? ⁣ ⁣ Well, first I have to give you some quick context. My first year of motherhood has been a lonely one, fraught with postpartum anxiety and depression. I felt frustrated that in a time I imagined being embraced by community, it instead felt like I was suddenly plopped onto “Mom Island” and was very alone. To be fair, I had several people in my corner cheering for me, but I still felt really isolated and didn’t know what to do. ⁣ ⁣ Fast forward to this conference I attended with my mom in Nashville… I had a very specific moment where God spoke to me. It wasn’t audible, but it was very clear to my heart.⁣ ⁣ “You are not alone in feeling alone.” ⁣ ⁣ I think I’d always kind of known that moms struggled with difficult feelings, but in that moment, I began to imagine a world of other mom’s living on their own “Mom Islands” - working in the home, out of the home, and for sure not feeling connected to women like they used to be.⁣ ⁣ Can you relate to this? Tell me, why is it so hard for us moms to feel connected?⁣ ⁣ I’ve got some big dreams for you, mommas. If you’re feeling disconnected - would you send me a private message? I’ve got something for you.

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. “This too shall pass”. A term used frequently in the mommy community. One that would make me cringe every time I heard it or see it as a response. I would come to social to find solidarity with other mamas who might be going through a tough time with an excessive crier like mine or their PPD raging because they haven’t slept in days. I just wanted someone to listen, to understand my pain...to tell me that what I was going through sucked!!! @helenetheillustrator you created the perfect image to validate the real hard shit. Nothing is permanent and nothing is forever. This too shall pass and one day your baby will sleep. One day your depression will be treated and you can see a little bit clear. But until then, all the love! 💞 ————————————————— 🌟join our community @mademommovement for inspiration, advice, tips, and to be featured🌟 . . .

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New podcast alert (link in bio)! This morning, bright and early Hadas aka @ancientrootsmama and I talked about her new e-course 'Crafting a Sacred Postpartum' An awesome chat for new Mama's, but also for the support network surrounding new Mums and people generally interested in being a human. Listen for the booms of thunder! It has been stormy in Wellington ⛈️ Today we take a deep delve into this whole postpartum thing. We all pay special attention to the birth of a child, but we don’t often take the time to think about what the new mother needs and is dealing with in those early months (even years) of their babys life. Not only is a baby born, but a mother is born. We in the west have moved away from traditional ancient wisdom that considers the postpartum months as sacred. A time for the mother to heal, replenish and bond with their new bundle of joy. If you listen to it, pretty please share it about and leave a comment on iTunes, it's a free way to support the podcast 😀 Thanks for the chat and the image @ancientrootsmama #motherhoodthroughig #craftingasacredpostpartum #honestmotherhood #sacredmotherhood #witchyvibes #waldorfparenting #ancientwisdom #attachmentparenting #postpartum #postpartumpodcast #parentingpodcast #waldorfmama

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This journey with you, my first. With your birth I too was reborn as a mother. You made me launch into my own divinity and consciousness as I saw your own because we are one. First nourished from my womb and then from my breasts. My how you have grown and so have I. We grow together in the oneness of mother and child. 2019 has been a year for huge transformation, I can feel how this new decade is going to nourish our souls. Together mother and child. I love you little star child ✨❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️✨

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Our most basic needs are much easier met when we are cradled in a feeling of security from being connected to the people in our lives. #responsiveparenting #peacefulparenting #gentleparenting #attachmentparenting #momblogger #childdevelopment #childhood #momlife #mindfulparenting #chooseempathy #momlovesyou #attachmentparent

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Overcome 💛 • • • • • • • #trulytula #babywearing #wearallthebabies #madhatterwarpedandwoven #handwoven #attachmentparenting #

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Pretty paper, pretty ribbons 🎶 Excited to send some Christmas Spirit essential oil out to some new oily tribe gals. I love this one because it’s a mix of orange, cinnamon bark, and spruce. Give me a warm, spicy citrus paired with a tree oil any day! I much prefer this blend than anything floraly. What kind is smells are your favorites? Have a favorite oil blend to share?

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A snippet from our article- What Constitutes Sleep Training ❤️ Does this mean we just have to Wait It Out to be a part of the project? No, it does not. Many people will choose to Wait It Out, but that won’t be everyone. In The Beyond Sleep Training Project, there will be windows in time throughout your child’s early years where you may wish to try different ways to help your child find sleep. This may involve them becoming a little more independent. This is a natural progression BUT there is no fine line between truly responsively parenting your child and sleep training. Any time you are trying something out and you draw a line in the sand between you and your child and decide that XYZ will happen, you are stepping into the sleep training realm. If your child is saying they need X but you are only willing to do Y and you continue to follow a process that you can see your child isn’t coping or ready with, you have entered into sleep training. If you attempt changes while working WITH your child and listening and honouring them throughout the process then you can be sure you’ll also know when you should stop and pull back from the process as your child lets you know they are simply not ready for such a change yet. This doesn’t mean they’ll never be ready, they just aren’t ready right now. This is the heart of moving beyond the sleep training culture – working with our children, not against them.❤️ Read more- Link in bio 📷 - @vida_images 🥰 . . . . . . #beyondsleeptraining #tbstp #littlesparklers #thebeyondsleeptrainingproject #bedsharing #cosleeping #babysleep #infantsleep #toddlersleep #safebedsharing #toddlersleep #sleeptraining #babysleep #parenting #gentleparenting #peacefulparenting #parenthood #mumlife #motherhood #fatherhood #attachmentparenting #gentleparents #dad #dadlife #momlife #infant #toddler #nurserydecor #babyshower #toddlerlife

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When parents use any form of punitive methods of parenting (spanking , time-outs, shaming etc) the intention behind it is usually to help our children learn and do better. But punitive methods, at the very least , make our children feel bad about themselves and teach them nothing about problem solving. 💛🌻 . . 📸 @creativechildmag 💕 . . Check the Time in highlight on my page for resources on alternatives . Xx

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Fun fact: Christmas isn’t necessarily my favorite time of year. You might have already known this if you ready my post that has 5 things you probably didn’t know about me. It stems from my childhood,and the fact that the stress around the holiday made an already stressful environment worse. Guess what though? I came to a point once I had kids where I realized that I would pass all of these beliefs about the holidays down to my kids if I didn’t get my shit together. I didn’t want my childhood to impact my kids,and their memories. So, I intentionally try to enjoy the holidays. This does NOT mean that I try and do the MOST because that would be perpetuating that cycle of perfectionism that’s caused stress and anxiety over the holiday in my childhood home. Tonight is my husband’s work Christmas party. I put on something festive, made sure my mindset is on lock, and I’m ready to hang with the kids, eat some yummy food and see Frozen 2. Even though I don’t love Christmas. I love my family and the time together. What is a cycle or belief from your childhood that you are trying to break?

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Looking for the perfect gift for your child, grandchild, niece, or nephew? Give them the gift that they open every week, the gift of Kindermusik classes. We provide research-based materials, methods, and training to create daily learning experiences through singing, instrument play, and joyful movement. Gift certificates available for one month or more of classes, ages 0-6. Website link in bio. #kindermusik #kidsmusicclass #babymusicclass #families #babies #toddlers #preschoolers #eastbrainerd #ooltewah #hixson #soddydaisy #ringgold #rossville #chattanoogamoms #chattanoogagrandparents #parenting #positiveparenting #musiceducation #childdevelopment #earlylearning #ece #crunchymama #attachmentparenting #homeschool @christchurchchatt @dallasbaychurch #modernmama #newmom #letthembelittle #earlychildhoodeducation #kidsactivities

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Looking for the perfect gift for your child, grandchild, niece, or nephew? Give them the gift that they open every week, the gift of Kindermusik classes. We provide research-based materials, methods, and training to create daily learning experiences through singing, instrument play, and joyful movement. Gift certificates available for one month or more of classes, ages 0-6. Website link in bio. #kindermusik #kidsmusicclass #babymusicclass #families #babies #toddlers #preschoolers #eastbrainerd #ooltewah #hixson #soddydaisy #ringgold #rossville #chattanoogamoms #chattanoogagrandparents #parenting #positiveparenting #musiceducation #childdevelopment #earlylearning #ece #crunchymama #attachmentparenting #homeschool @christchurchchatt @dallasbaychurch #modernmama #newmom #letthembelittle #earlychildhoodeducation #kidsactivities

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