Also, about a month ago, I started reading this parenting book and I got through a few chapters and realized it was awful!!!!Seriously!!! I really try not to give bad reviews but I felt that the approach was just plain wrong. I will spare you all the details but ... I am not sure how books like these can even be published under the guise of "helping parents + children". So after some research...I purchased this book instead and, even though I am only on the second chapter, this book has been amazing!!! Lets just say that there has been more getting on the floor, more play, more imagination, more storytelling + more fun = happy Tara!!
My gorgeous girl at her school Thanksgiving feast last week. I just stood there (very very thankful) and took it all in...the tilt of her face, the singing, the still chubby fingers clapping...the sheer beauty of it all. *sigh*
I've also been making time for self care over here (much needed all year round but especially around this time of year, no???) I've been working out on a regular schedule, having my morning smoothies (chock full of spinach + chia seeds etc) but also allowing myself to indulge every so often. This is a slice of cheesecake (plain= my fave!!!) from the Cheesecake Factory no less (the best!). I find that a cup of tea and a few mags, writing in my journal even for 15 mins. replenishes me throughout the day.