Most days I feel like I'm doing an okay job powering forward and making things okay for Stella and Sophia. The other day was not one of those days. It was more like an avalanche of 2020 being an endless hot mess.
The other day we had a bad start with the bun. I re-did the bun five times but Stella didn't like it. We argued and I kept trying to appease her (I know, this is what the books say not to do). I'm sad to admit we both yelled and it was just a bad moment. After the fifth time, I told Stella I had to go make breakfast and finish the lunches. She was in tears and so was I.
I went and found Stella and gave her a huge hug. I told her I loved her and that we were going to do a re-start for our day, it was going to be a good day. I took the girls to school and they both had a good day.
I went for a walk while the girls were in school and it helped. I had a few minutes to clear my mind and regroup for the continued days ahead. So, to all the mommas out there that are having tough days, you got this. You can make it through this moment. Put on your own oxygen mask first. Take time for you. We are cheering for you and are here to help. xoxo, Meg
This is a great book with excellent insights and actions. Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children
I really like this CBT Workbook for Kids which provides helpful information and activities for kids. I also appreciated how the information was organized into different segments (home, school, etc.)
Some holiday coffee so you can take a coffee break!
Because we have a long road ahead, you may need this wine glass too!
And finally, check out Cocktail Courier! Cocktail sets delivered to your house! I just ordered from Cocktail Courier which has its headquarters in Chicago and can't wait to make my Apres Ski Relaxer cocktail!