Hey y’all. It’s Jess again. I am about to share a little bit of my love for languages, specifically baby sign language, with you so take a seat because it’s going to be fun!
Baby Sign Language: A fun and different way to communicate with your baby
For years, we have been told that babies that learn to communicate with a combination of speech and gesture may develop larger spoken vocabularies. While this has not been proven true, it does help!
When our babies “sign” (it’s in “ “ because often babies signing doesn’t look like what you expect it to) it is met with great enthusiasm and more often than not, parents respond with a myriad of questions such as “do you want more food?” “are you still hungry” and so on. All of this is shown to create a more secure attachment between parents and babies and to allow for more learning opportunities.
This all sounds amazing but HOW DO YOU EVEN DO IT? Don’t worry mamas and papas, I got you.
Hey y’all! Jess here to share all my embarrassing stories with you!
We have all been there. As many of you, I started seeing Dr. Google when I got pregnant. Turns out, people forget to tell you about lots of things that will happen.
Let me tell you all about my relationship with Dr. Google while pregnant.
Hey y’all! It’s Jess! I am back and loaded with lots of info for all of you!
Let’s talk friends. Specifically, let’s talk MOM friends.
I have always had lots of friends. I could make friends sitting at the airport. In fact, that IS how I made one of my best friends.
I had NO idea what making MOM friends would be like. I just assumed they would all hear I had a baby and come line up at my door with muffins and play date invitations. That happens right?
Hey Y’all, it’s Erin.
So much of our focus as parents is on caring for our children. Self care for parents is just as important.
If we don’t take time to “refill our cups,” it can lead to burn-out. Our stresses can consume us.
I’m not sure about you, but when I’m stressed then I get irritable. When I’m irritable, I don’t have patience. Our little ones require lots of love, attention, and patience. So, taking some time to take care of ourselves is a vital part of caring for our littles.
This post is going to offer 5 strategies on self care for parents. Maybe you’re reading this as a parent who needs to implement these strategies. Perhaps you’re the loved one to a parent looking for ways to help them take some “me time.” Either way, this post is for you!