Sorry I have been quiet for awhile. Life at my house has been pretty busy the last 2 months. At the end of June we had our baby girl! We named her Brynlee. I will admit that adjusting to 2 kids has been a bit of a challenge for me but not in the way I expected. I feel like taking care of these 2 munchkins has been pretty easy. But it’s the rest of my responsibilities that I have had a hard time figuring out. The two big things that I have been lacking in are housework and this, the blog. Now that Brynlee is almost 2 months, I feel like I am starting to get readjusted and ready to be back. So here we go!
While I have been figuring out these new changes in my life I have been thinking a lot about you busy mommas out there. Let’s just say that during the last 2 months doing thought out learning activities has been difficult. I know that I am not the only one out there struggling to find time (and let’s admit it, ENERGY) to think of fun, engaging, learning activities for our kids. While I have been feeling guilty for not being the mom I think I should be I have been reminded of three things that I sometimes forget.
- You are exactly who your child needs! There is no perfect mold for mothers (or dads) but you are what your child needs and wants. You don’t need to have everything figured out. It’s ok to feel like you have no idea of what you are doing. None of us do! I hope that through this blog we can all learn to collaborate and work together to get ideas from each other. I want us all to learn and grow together as parents as well as with our children. Remember life is a learning process for us all.
- Learning happens in small everyday moments. It isn’t necessary to always plan out elaborate activities for your munchkins. Your children are constantly learning. Playing outside or with toys, reading stories, cooking, going to the store, etc. all are teaching your child something
- Use things around you. You don’t need to buy materials for activities. Use whatever you have lying around. Your child can learn the same things that they do in school using items you have lying around your house.