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Meditation And Self Care, My Saviors To Find Back My Balance

Always my savior when things unravel,  when I can feel that I am getting impatient, snapping, reacting instead of observing and act accordingly. Yes when I feel that my inner patience is not attainable, I  know that I need to meditate, to become centred, more aware and see what are the real reasons of my increasing impatience. Sometimes like yesterday it’s just the feeling to juggle so many things that lead me to lose my cool. Between work, food shopping, play and look after my bundle of joy, prepare the dinner and find 5 minutes to eat, I really felt that setting up boundaries is necessary to keep my sanity…and meditate to get back my dear balance. In these moments,  we really need to stop running and this is what I did. I sat down and ate, I took the time to do it and my daughter got it and played alone for a few minutes…and this is only what I needed, a few minutes for myself to slow down for awareness and mindful eating. …

Ask for Help, You Would Never Regret It

Yesterday, I saw that asking for help is the best gesture to do when you feel at loss and overwhelmed with anger, irritation and bloody frustration. My bundle of joy decided to organise a samba party until 11pm or midnight to wake up in the middle of the night to request my attention. Obviously used to sleep deprivation, I managed to be Wonderwoman for a few weeks but now I can feel my demeanour gradually changing. So, after my anger levels went to the stratosphere, I just spoke to let go of everything : lack of everything, too much to cope, to handle, need a break, enough of stupid emails, of the lack of professionalism of some people, of a serious lack of sleep. And, this is where the magic of communication operated. By opening up, I let show my humanity, my ability to be vulnerable, lost and tired. And, all of us we can be empathetic i.e understand the issues of others, put ourselves in their feet. And when you ask for help, everyone wants …

The secret to see my daughter sleeping in less than 10 minutes !

I found the solution. My daughter is keeping on my toes everyday. She is seeking my attention constantly and sometimes I am just craving some time for myself, after all I am just a human being, not a Wonder Woman ! What I did is having quality time with her mixed with various activities : soft play, going to the zoo, going to the beach, watch Walt Disney movies, messy play, water play, dance and music to keep her occupied… because she is eager to learn, to give a try to new things and explore unknown territories daily. What really occurred to me is going on holiday (countryside) and sleeping in coton flannel sheets is THE secret to see my daughter fall asleep in less than 10 minutes and THIS is the 🍒 on the 🎂 to have some « me time « to the end of the day knowing that I did my best for her to be happy everyday. Credit featured picture : indulgy.com

Princess Sophia, a pleasure to watch it even a thousand times !

From all the children series, my daughter chose Princess Sophia as a model and I am not going to complain. She didn’t reach the point to believe she’s a princess but she is happily dancing and watching the different episodes with the same joy. I try as much as I can to change them  for my sake and my sanity but sometimes it’s a bit tricky ! I have to say from my time we had Club Dorothy with les Chevaliers du Zodiaque,  Princesse Sarah, Nicky Larsson, Jeanne et Serge. And until now, I am happy to watch again Nicky Larsson. However Princess Sophia, I am not sure my daughter will be keen to watch it in a few years ! However, more I am watching Princess Sophia with my bundle of joy, more I have to recognise that the team behind this Walt Disney series is talented and created a beautiful series. Sophia, freshly new princess receives a gift from her father a medallion which appear to be magic. For each good act she …

Being a parent is a hell of a ride !

She is making tantrums I would never imagine. She has strength, willpower and perseverance and she know what she wants. She is currently testing our boundaries constantly and it’s unbelievable but normal because all parents went through this stage. I am using diplomacy, tons of explanation, my nice and calm voice to make her understand that there are some things she won’t get or won’t do. Oh, I know that my bundle of joy understand everything I am saying to her, oh yes, it doesn’t mean that she would not try to test my patience. I have to say, the pack Patience for the Headspace app is invaluable for this particular stage. Despite these new challenges part of parenting, I saw also my daughter being more confident, gritty and happy…  exploring, being more curious, more in harmony with the world around her. She is a real firecracker when she starts but also so adorable, gorgeous and affectionate that sometimes it’s difficult to play the firm parent. Sometimes I just want to give her a cuddle …

Be happy on your own

Yes I did it. I needed so much to have a break where I could relax, enjoy, being on my own without responsibilities. Don’t get me wrong, I love enormously my daughter and my man but when you feel ready to lose the plot despite tons of patience, mental and physical strength, it’s time to do it. Think about yourself and made the decision to escape to rest fully and properly. Because as you may know between work, family life and other commitments, our ability as woman to juggle everything can lead us to being stressed, overtired and emotionally drained. Yes, unfortunately. So, today I left London on my own enjoying a nice and safe journey to see my family and friends in France. I enjoyed being able to eat my breakfast in silence, relaxing by reading Red magazine. In a nutshell, I truly embraced the opportunity to be happy on my own. And it was blissful. Gone the guilt, being teary to leave my daughter because I really know that her daddy will fantastically …