M blowing me a kiss....
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
|I have spent the last couple of weeks trying to find gifts for M's birthday that don't fall in to the "another plastic junk from the toy store" category. I ordered the little yellow house (top left) and it came in today, it is beyond adorable . The name of the company is EN GRY & SIF and it is run by two danish sisters (read their story here). The pieces are created and designed in Denmark and manufactured in Nepal. Since you can not order through their website here is how you can get one of this little felt gems.|
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
|You probably have heard of Flora and Henri before, they have been making beautiful children's clothes for over 10 years. I first heard about them 3 years ago when i was pregnant with M. |
Their impeccable quality and attention to detail clearly show their passion for making breathtaking attire for your little ones. Every single piece is beyond beautiful. Their new fall/winter collection is online now.
First row: 1/2/3
Second row: 4/5/6
Third row: 7/8/9
M wearing a Flora and Henri bathing suit. (my own photograph)
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
"WE MUST WANT THE RELATIONSHIP THIS MUST BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN WETHER THE CHILD BRUSHES HER TEEHT."
Me: Lets brush your teeth/ brush your teeth please (in a very kind voice)
M: NO I dont want to..
Ok so i pause and think...i can go on asking, begging, trying to convince her (BIG GIRLS DO IT/FARIES DO IT ETC) and she still wont do it. So i just drop it and go on ...
BUT THERE IS A BETTER WAY...
NOW I SAY : Ok so maybe we will try tomorrow, maybe you will feel different tomorrow. When tomorrow comes i try to change my ways as well, i step away from my automatic demand and say:
1. Which toothbrush would you like to use tonight? red?green? or/
2. Do you want to put pj's on first or brush your teeth first? or/
3. Which song do you want me to sing while you brush your teeth? or/
4. Let me see how good /fast you can brush. or/
5. Let me go grab my toothbrush so we can brush together.....
The possibilities are endless the idea is to step away from "habitual demand" and make it happen without "giving out orders". It worked for me the first time and then it worked again and then i did not work and then it did again it is an ongoing process ... I t is not easy but we must try , we must try and listen to our children's needs/wants if we control (give them automatic demands) them all the time it is very hard for their own individuality to blossom. There are times when we feel like oh i cant do (long day) it but a little effort goes a long way........
Lets change our ways and our children's way will slowly but surly will change too..
The above quotes are from the book: The forgotten language of children ( A journey in living authentically)
Amazing book, recommended for all parents.....
|Belgium , where i lived for 4 years (Brussels) in my late teens/early twenties, (along with the other 2 BENELUX countries) have some amazing children's clothing designers...Cotton and Milk is one of them. Simple, yet elegant lines with bright and fun colors . All made with 100% organic cotton.|