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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!

  • 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…

  • Do you find yourself saying the same things over and over to your kids? Here's how to make sure those parenting phrases are gentle, loving, and supportive. | Fulfill & Thrive
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    Changing Your Parenting Phrases to Be Positive and Loving

    Have you ever opened your mouth and your mom’s voice came out? Or maybe you hear still hear your dad’s disappointment when you make a mistake. Our voices as parents become our kids’ inner voice. So how can we make sure that their inner voice is supportive, gentle, and loving? Replacing the things you find yourself saying on a daily basis with gentle parenting phrases will change the way you parent. I made a worksheet to go along with this post! It’s in my Resource Library. Head over there to sign up so you can print out the worksheet. Figure Out Your Current Phrases First, you’ll need to figure out…

  • Being a mom can be so overwhelming. We take care of our kids, our husbands, and if we have time at the end of the day, ourselves! See how I went from being an overwhelmed mom to re-training my inner voice, finding time for myself, and having a plan to become a better me! | Fulfill & Thrive
    mental health,  sahm parenting

    Are You an Overwhelmed Mom?

    Being a mom can be so overwhelming. We take care of our kids, our husbands, and if we have time at the end of the day, ourselves! So how can we get rid of overwhelmed mom syndrome and feeling frazzled and worn out all the time? My Story I’ve dealt with anxiety and depression throughout my life, but my most recent low point was when my husband went away for work for months at a time and I was home with baby Emma. I didn’t have mom friends, I was exhausted, and I was so anxious about my hubby being away. I was the walking definition of an overwhelmed mom!…