20 Stories About Moms, The Sleep Wave, Alejandro Daniel Pina, LMFT (#40)

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We are dedicated to providing you with a wealth of resources and tips to navigate the ups and downs of parenting. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we wanted to highlight a special collection of heartwarming Mother’s Day stories. So, take a moment to celebrate the incredible moms out there by diving into these touching stories that remind us of the unconditional love and sacrifices that make motherhood so special.

Here is this week’s “Monday Mashup”, a quick list of what we are finding useful. If you enjoy it, please feel free to forward it to friends. 

Blogpost We Like

I recently came across an amazing collection of Mother’s Day short stories on RD.com that truly touched my heart. These beautifully written stories capture the essence of motherhood and the deep bond between a mother and her child. From tales of sacrifice and unconditional love to moments of joy and inspiration, each story reminds us of the incredible role mothers play in our lives. Whether you’re a mother yourself or simply want to celebrate the mothers in your life, these heartfelt stories are a must-read. They serve as a beautiful reminder of the profound impact a mother’s love can have and will leave you feeling grateful and inspired.

“Mommy, you are a fairy,” I said. My mother laughed like tinkling bells. “I am serious, Mother. You know everything.” “My child, I try to answer as best as I can. When you grow older, you will not need me,” she said. “No, Mom, I will always need you. Nothing can change that,” I said. Her words echo in my heart as I look at the blue sky: “Dear daughter, nothing remains the same except the vast blue sky.” It has been ten years since I lost my fairy. Mom, you were wrong about one thing: I still need you. —Saman Rahman, Peshawar, Pakistan.

Check out the collection on RD.com and prepare to be moved by these heartwarming stories that celebrate the incredible women we call “mom.”

(Read it here)

This Week’s Article

Catch the wave-The Sleep Wave!

Discover the secrets to helping your little ones catch the wave of restful sleep with “Catch the Wave: The Sleep Wave,” an insightful article on The Monkey Mashup. This article delves into the challenges parents face when it comes to their children’s sleep and offers practical strategies to create healthy sleep habits. From establishing a consistent bedtime routine to creating a soothing sleep environment, this article provides valuable tips backed by expert advice. Whether you have a newborn or a toddler, “Catch the Wave: The Sleep Wave” is a must-read resource for parents seeking peaceful nights and well-rested children. Read more

Helper of the Week

Alejandro Daniel Pina, LMFT Experience transformative couples therapy with an inclusive and empathetic male marriage counselor trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Specializing in various relationship dynamics including married couples, couples moving in together, interracial couples, same-sex couples, premarital couples, and new relationship couples, he provides LGBTQ Affirming and Latinx Therapy. Through TeleHealth sessions conducted from the comfort of your own home, you’ll discover deeper understanding, productive communication, and effective listening skills to enhance your relationship. With flexible evening times and five-star reviews, visit FeelUnderstood.com to learn more and access valuable resources.

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Have a wonderful week, all.

Much love to you and your family,

The Monkey Mashup Staff

P.S. Here are Family Enrichment Events!

Men Talking Fatherhood

This is a safe space where men can share insights about marriage, co-parenting and/or single fatherhood. A forum to talk about deliberately and intentionally raising our children to be independent adults who can reach their full potential and have healthy relationships. Register here


Women’s Empowerment and Spiritual Awakening Mother’s Day Retreat

Prepare for a personal transformation, what better way to spend Mother’s Day than by pampering yourself with a special weekend getaway just for Mom? If you are looking for your people or your tribe, wishing there were likeminded women to share moments in time with, someone who believed in Spirituality, Astrology, Tarot Cards, understood the way crystals affect our energy, how to remove stagnant energy, Mindfulness techniques, and energetic tools to cleanse your Chakras and so much more; then this Retreat is for you! Register here


Successful Co-Parenting after Divorce

Discover the vital importance of a healthy co-parenting relationship for the well-being of your child, even after separation. Our team is here to guide you through the challenges of co-parenting, addressing unresolved issues and providing tools to build a successful partnership. Join us in learning how to navigate the stress of separation and create a strong co-parenting relationship that fosters love, collaboration, and the best interests of your child. Register here


Eliminating Power Struggles With Teens

When teens push boundaries, parents often think their only option is to push back. What if there were an alternative to that power struggle? In this fun and interactive class, parents will learn bridge-building strategies that result in fewer power struggles and greater connection with their kids! Register here


The Children’s Trust Parent Club Workshop: Improving Emotional Health

Parents or caregivers with children of any age with specific concerns about their own emotional health and interaction with family members or who are simply interested in general information about improving their emotional health. Register here


The Children’s Trust Parent Club Workshop: Raising Your Child Without Raising Your Voice

In this workshop, parents are introduced to the five key elements to raise their child, not their voice. Ideas about how to become more effective in raising their children. Register here


The Children’s Trust Parent Club Workshop: Understanding ADHD

In this workshop, parents are introduced to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and will learn about effective: Diagnosis; Treatment; Steps to take to support children and Adolescents across the lifespan. Register here

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