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How to survive toddlerhood

Tips for surviving toddlerhood.
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Surviving toddlerhood. It is important we take care of ourselves while trying to give our all to our families.  Parenting is a joyful journey to be on, but it does not come without those difficult days.  Some days we need to recharge, lean on friends, and accomplish what you thought you could not with your partner.  And if no one has told you, you are doing great!

Sharing tips on how to survive toddlerhood.  Chasing after our toddler on a rooftop during a photo-shoot.
How we spend most of our days, chasing after Hurricane Jo. Photo credit: Mal Jack Photography

Snacks

Trader Joe’s dark chocolate covered pretzels while hiding in your pantry. My favorite thing to do. lol

Spirits

Some wine after the kids are put to bed.  I generally do not drink very often but once in awhile after a long day a glass of wine is very necessary.  I guess that is why I see so many moms walking around with their red cups pretending it’s soda. Haha. It is hilarious thinking about it now that I am a mom.  One of my favorite brands. Drink responsibly!

Self-care

Netflix and chill. Send everyone away and take some time for yourself.  Self-care is so important and necessary! Netflix options:

Crime

  • Marcella
  • Queen of the South
  • Designated Survivor
  • Money Heist

Food

  • Somebody feed Phil
  • Nadiya’s Time to Eat
  • The Final Table
  • The Great British Baking Show
  • Taco Chronicles
  • Street Food Asia
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat
  • Ugly Delicious

Politics & Religion

  • Madam Secretary
  • Bodyguard
  • Unorthodox
  • House of Cards

Documentaries

  • She Did That
  • Becoming

A few others

  • On My skin
  • Beasts of No Nation

Self-care looks different for everyone.  It does not matter what you do to protect your mental and physical space just do it!  Love on yourself a little, recharge so you can give your all to your family.

Play

Put down your phone and let your kids take the lead.  If they want to paint the driveway let them.  You can explain it to your partner later.  If they want to play in their inflatable pool all day let them!  Put the potty chair in the garage and have lunch outside.  Bedtime will be a piece of cake.  You won’t even need to chase them around the house to put on pajamas.  Your kid will be worn completely out.

Teamwork

Teamwork is the most important to surviving toddlerhood or any other hood. You can not do it alone.  Lean in on each other.

Tip: Outside play for more activity options.

4 Comments

  • Shari
    July 15, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    Self care and times with friends and my spouse are my favorites. Time with my girlfriends is a must. Oh I like Spirits too! One thing I had to learn to deal with Is being okay with toys everywhere. Those that love you don’t care if your house isn’t perfect and understand.

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    • Mo
      July 17, 2020 at 4:37 pm

      The house always being in ruins is what I’m still getting used to. lol.

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  • Tyre Reese
    July 16, 2020 at 12:51 am

    Another insightful blog!! Teamwork makes dreams work!! Also, stay stocked up on those pretzels because the pantry snack while hiding from Stanka are money. Lol! Great blog baby and keep painting the world!!

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    • Mo
      July 17, 2020 at 4:36 pm

      Haha. Thank You!

      Reply

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