What We Read
- Pumpkin slime. Goop is a blast to play with. This goop is pumpkiny-orange.
- Nature Scavenger Hunt – Go on an outdoor scavenger hunt for kids with this printable guide. Even younger kids can play along because it is all done in pictures.
- Make a pumpkin pie with your kids. Have extra filling? Add it to a smoothie with some yogurt.
Help We Learned About
Are you concerned about your alcohol intake? When you see other moms or images in the media about enjoying “Mommy wine culture,” it can be confusing to know if you are indulging in a way that’s negatively impacting your life. Maybe you feel that you’re drinking too much or too often. Perhaps it’s a habit you’d like to better control. Maybe a member of your family suffers from alcoholism, or you are beginning to see some early warning flags in your own behavior. It’s critical to keep in mind that everyone in need has access to resources and support.
Check out this article “How to Stop Drinking Alcohol: 5 Steps to Cut Back“. Read what experts recommend, and info about the combination of medication, therapy, and peer support to most effectively reduce your alcohol consumption. Source
What We Learned
Amy McCready, a nationally recognized parenting coach, is offering an exclusive FREE class for her “My 5-Step No-Yelling Formula Gets Your Kids To Listen The First Time, Every Time!” program.
Her strategies help all types of children. If your kids are acting out, not listening, fighting, or disobeying on purpose (even the most well-behaved child will have moments), you’ll walk away from this webinar with the tools to tackle your next parenting challenge head-on with confidence. Register
This Week’s Article
The Art of No Response
When our kids are overly emotional it’s natural to respond with high emotion. The key is to not react. Your emotion adds fuel to the fire of your child’s meltdown. Sounds good, right? But just how can you do this?
Helper of the Week
Sarah worked for one of the top 5 children’s hospitals in the country in the NCIU. She took care of extremely small babies and she has experience in both taking care of babies and taking care of adults with this difficult time.
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Much love to you and your family,
The Monkey Mashup Staff
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