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  • Gentle Parenting introduction.
  • Strategies to prevent tantrums and outbursts.
  • Techniques to keep your cool during difficult parenting moments.
  • How to discipline your child so they learn to desire to do the right thing.

 

Gentle Parenting is the long term discipline strategy so many parents are longing for. If you feel like tradition punishments just don't work, you'll be excited to learn the strategies that do. Gentle Foundations will teach you how to discipline with love and respect, without becoming a permissive parent.

Lizzy Mash, Course Creator

What's in the course?

  • Gentle Parenting introduction.
  • Strategies to prevent tantrums and outbursts.
  • Techniques to keep your cool during difficult parenting moments.
  • How to discipline your child so they learn to desire to do the right thing.

 

Gentle Parenting is the long term discipline strategy so many parents are longing for. If you feel like tradition punishments just don't work, you'll be excited to learn the strategies that do. Gentle Foundations will teach you how to discipline with love and respect, without becoming a permissive parent.

Lizzy Mash, Course Creator

1 Unique Tip for Self Care for Moms

by | Dec 17, 2018 | Motherhood | 0 comments

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(This post was originally published as an email to The Moving Mama Email List. To get first access to tips, inspiration and free stuff sign up here.)

Hey there mama, how are you doing?

Today I want to talk to you about self care.

I think it’s really awesome that mental health is starting to be more widely recognized, especially among mothers. Last week we talked a bit about postpartum depression, which is definitely a more extreme mental health situation, but what about the regular day to day stuff?

As moms we can feel crazy busy and crazy overwhelmed. Even without having PPD your mental health can start to suffer as you pour more and more into your family and less into yourself.

Why do moms do this?

It’s really common for moms to feel totally burnt out to the point of feeling like they’ve lost their identity. They spend the majority of the day serving others that they lose touch with what makes them special.

This feeling of endless exhaustion makes mom patience a really difficult thing. I wrote a post awhile back about 6 steps to stop being an angry mom and I was surprised by how popular it was and by how many people were searching on Google for an answer.

So many moms feel overwhelmed and exhausted to the point of having a short fuse – a trait totally unrecognizable to their former childless self.

It does NOT feel good to be in an endless cycle of irritability and frustration with your family members while working your butt off day after day to keep a well maintained home or successful career.

So how do we end this cycle? How do we become more patient parents?

It’s all about that self care.

This is a hot topic right now, and I was even invited to speak at an online summit about being present for our children in the Peaceful Motherhood Summit. You can sign up using that link to check out my interview and I would also recommend checking out Talya’s interview as they talk more about self care for moms. I loved it!

But so many moms are still neglecting this part of their life, or not getting enough of it.

I think the problem we have is that we don’t truly understand how important self care is. It’s easy to spend time on cleaning or cooking a healthy dinner because we see immediately the positive effect that has on our family. Self care seems to come secondary when we don’t realize how immediately important it truly is.

If you’re taking care of yourself you will feel more like YOU and less like “just a mom.”

I wrote a post all about self care and going can check it out right here.

I want to give you 1 bonus tip though for self care.

CREATE

Being creative in any way you can find will help you to stay in touch with your true self. There are so many ways to be creative such as…

  • Singing
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Blogging
  • Photography and photo editing
  • Playing an instrument
  • Poetry
  • Scrapbooking
  • Sewing
  • Knitting, crocheting
  • Woodworking
  • Crafting, doing DIY projects
  • Gardening
  • Story writing

Whatever it is creative that you have enjoyed doing in the past I encourage you to start doing it again TODAY.

Staying in touch with your creative self will do wonders for your emotional health. Accessing that part of your brain can be very soothing and therapeutic.

Check out the post here for more ideas about self care.

If you’re interested in this topic I have a few more similar posts you might be interested in:

When Your Family and Friends Don’t Understand Postpartum Depression

Having Mom Confidence Isn’t Easy

5 Steps to Be A Parent Overflowing With Positive Language

Have a great week mama, and you’ll hear from me soon!

-Lizzy

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Lizzy Mash is an experienced early childhood educator now living in Africa as a missionary working with children and families.

She teaches Christian moms how to take a more respectful and Christ-like approach to motherhood by using Gentle Parenting strategies.

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