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I'm a stay-at-home mom of one sweet girl, and I have been for her whole life! So I've learned a lot about parenting over these almost four years. Talk about on-the-job training!  Here are all my posts about parenting! Wondering how I feel about <a href="https://fulfillandthrive.com/tv-for-toddlers/">screen time</a>? Or what to do if you and your husband <a href="http://fulfillandthrive.com/husband-disagree-parenting/">disagree</a> about how to parent together? And how to get your kid to <a href="http://fulfillandthrive.com/try-new-foods/">try new foods</a>? You'll find the answers here! Do you have suggestion for what I should write about next? I'd love to hear from you! Send me an <a href="mailto:diana@fulfillandthrive.com">email</a>, or comment on any of my posts! And of course, I would love to hear your feedback on all of my posts!

  • Do you want to slow down and enjoy your life… without having to move to a cabin in the woods? Learn the benefits of slowing down and how to do it.
    family & home,  live simply,  mental health,  sahm parenting

    How to Slow Down and Enjoy Every Day

    Does your life feel rushed and hectic? Especially for stay-at-home and work-at-home moms, we often feel like we should be enjoying every precious moment with our children. But in real life, we have chores, responsibilities, work, and children to deal with. So how can we slow down and enjoy our lives… without having to move to an off-grid cabin in the woods? Read on to learn the benefits of slowing down and how to do it. Why Should I Slow Down? You know that feeling all moms have half an hour before bedtime… Head spinning with dirty dishes, unbathed kids, unfinished homework, what you need to catch up on before…

  • Decision fatigue can make your productivity plans fail before you even begin! Learn the best ways to avoid decision fatigue for busy moms.
    be productive,  live simply,  mental health,  sahm parenting,  wahm life

    How to Avoid Decision Fatigue

    The dreaded decision fatigue. It can make your productivity plans fail before you even begin! But what can you do about it? Learn how to identify decision fatigue and the best ways to avoid it for busy moms. What is Decision Fatigue? The theory of decision fatigue begins with the idea that you can only make so many good decision before your brain starts to get tired. You know what I mean: you can eat healthy for breakfast, even lunch, but by dinner you’re too worn out to make the good choice of having a healthy dinner! You’ve heard of famous people like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg wearing the…

  • Struggling with your mental health after having a baby? Here's what I wish I knew when I had a newborn and how to know when you might need help.
    mental health,  sahm parenting

    Caring for Your Mental Health After Having a Baby

    Becoming a mom is a life-changing experience! Between the hormones of pregnancy, the physical trauma of birth (no matter how you did it), and the tortuous sleep deprivation of having a newborn, the initiation into motherhood can take a serious toll. Without proper knowledge, support, and care, your mental health can be affected before you even notice! Here are my tips, learned from experience, on how to care for your mental health after having a baby. My Story I had a rough pregnancy that completely upended my life (read more about it here). And after I gave birth, I needed another surgery three weeks later from being in extreme pain!…

  • Figuring out if you’re feeding your toddler portion sizes that are right for them is really difficult! Read for examples of healthy meals and portions. | Fulfill & Thrive
    healthy eating,  sahm parenting

    Proper Preschooler and Toddler Portion Sizes

    Figuring out if you’re feeding your toddler portion sizes that are right for them is really difficult! They’re such small little people, but they’re active all day… Don’t worry. I’ve done the research for you! Read on to find our the correct toddler portion sizes and some examples of what you can feed your toddler or preschooler. I made a worksheet to go along with this post, just for you! Head over to my Resource Library to print it out. If you haven’t yet, sign up right here! What Your Child Needs Every toddler or preschooler is different, so toddler portion sizes can vary a bit. If your kid is…

  • Are you struggling with insecurity as a mom? That's totally normal - I was too! Here's how I'm becoming a more confident mom. | Fulfill & Thrive
    grow confidence,  sahm parenting

    How I’m Becoming a More Confident Mom

    Do you remember when you had your first baby? If you were anything like me, it took you about two seconds to realize that no book or class could prepare you for really having a baby. The first few months (okay, years) of Emma’s life was filled with frantic Googling and texting my mom at the slightest hint of a problem. I was an insecure first-time mom, and that’s totally normal! Now that Emma’s getting older and we’re considering the idea of a second baby, here’s how I’m becoming a more confident mom! Experience Of course, the best way to realize that everything will probably be okay is to see…