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communication, empathy, expectations, Jasmine Wood, keeping calm, kindness, mothering, Rita, tantrums, time, toddler, transitions -

The quote of a wise individual comes to mind “There is no hurry bone in a young child’s body, you cannot rush a toddler.” In fact, when you try to rush a toddler it always seems to backfire and you spend even more time and end up with a frustrated child more times than not!

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birth, breastfeeding, compassion, creation, Donna Bruschi, emotions, expectations, gratitude, imperfection, love, mama, meltdowns, mothering, pregnancy, time, transitions, weaning -

Independence Day, 2011. Today is a bittersweet day that marks the end of an era. 17 years ago, I was a week overdue with my first baby. I was feeling heavy and nauseous, and not from too many hotdogs or Pina Coladas, either. I wasn't in labor, but I was sure wishing I was. It was a Monday--just like this year.

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