First Valentine’s Day As Parents, Improving Connection with Your Kids, Jessie Raspbury (#28)

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Valentine’s Day is a day to remember. While there is nothing sweeter than spending time with your significant other, why not make it a special day for all your loved ones and celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family.

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Now that baby is here, sleep is hard to come by and romance even harder. Being a new parent can certainly add some stress to your relationship, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to step back, relax and enjoy each other. There is no greater and purest love relationship than that of a parent and a child to celebrate true love and true valentine in its selfless form. Here’s how to keep the flame alive on Your First Valentine’s Day As Parents:

  • At Home Ideas: Exchange cards. Make a rule that they must be written in – not just a generic “I Love You.”
  • Treat A New Mom To: A Break. Let her feel as though she doesn’t need to lift a finger.
  • Spoil a New Dad: A Lesson Toward a Hobby. You can sign him up for a running club, golf lessons, photography class, or contact a fly fishing group.

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This Week’s Article

 5 Keys to Improving the Connection with Your Kids
You had big plans for how you envisioned life as a parent…or maybe you didn’t — but they’re here now and you’re shocked at how triggered you can get by this tiny human you made, almost embarrassed by some of your reactions to them, and want so badly to consistently do better. If this sounds about right, then you’re in the right place. In this article, I will discuss (in no particular order) the 5 keys to improving the connection between you and your children. Read more.

Helper of the Week

Jessie Raspbury is a massage therapist who serves seniors in nursing homes, and people with disabilities. She provides adaptive massage, a technique that caters to each massage session and the individuals’ unique needs.

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Much love to you and your family,

The Monkey Mashup Staff

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