Motherhood: a mash up of (mostly) exquisite days and trying moments. As always, there’s something to take away from each experience. Allow me to share, some sour n’ sweet moments as of late.
Tiana isn’t quite two yet but her ability to express herself (in forms of attitude and tantrums) has arrived early.
Here she is brushing off my instructions to hold my hand when crossing the road.
I’m not sure who she thinks is boss around here, but that’s changing, quickly.
I stumbled upon “1-2-3 Magic” when Googling “gentle ways to discipline a toddler” (I’m soft). This simple discipline method is all about being consistent and keeping your cool. I tweaked the rules a bit to suit Tiana’s age and personality but overall, I highly recommend it!
I couldn’t believe my eyes when she stopped her tantrum in her tracks before I reached “3”, at my second attempt!
*Poof*. Magic, I tell you.
And then there’s the wonderfully amazing aspect about her communication development. I can hear her thoughts! She talks to her dolls, the birds, the moon. She tells me about Daddy’s soccer games. We chat. It’s all very amusing and sweet.
Here she is at the pond, summoning the geese.
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I'm Nat Nanton, founder of Tutu Mama. Becoming a mother has made me commit to living my greatest life. If you can relate to that, you're in the right place.
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