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We are a community group for mothers, currently in the Orillia to Gravenhurst, Ontario area, we focus on food, nutrition and health for our family. We draw on expert knowledge such as naturopaths, but best of all we learn and share knowledge from fellow mothers. Even if you have never cooked before we can help you get started. We want to encourage moms to cook and learn the importance of what they put on the table. We are REALISTIC and STRIVE to make a healthy lifestyle accessible to everyone, through education. Membership is FREE so sign up to follow us today! We work together to share knowledge of everything from recipes, nutrition, to how to plan ahead. We offer something for every lifestyle, from just the basics of cooking, spaghetti and pizza, to people looking to learn something new about nutrition, organics or even raw cooking. Never cooked before, let us help you get started, we offer some basic cooking lessons from a mom, to help get you started and then this group will help keep you going for a lifetime of providing healthy and nutritious meals for your family. We offer: Workshops, share recipes, and fun get togethers.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Getting through the age of three

Thank heavens, my three year old is starting to calm down and behaving in group activities. The terrible threes are still upon us for a long time but we are both not being brought to tears :)

I have been practicing a lot of patience and I am always talking to my three year old before we leave to do any activity like playgroup or gymnastics about the rules and what is not acceptable behaviour and slowly but surly it is working. Actually we began with a mantra of "No hitting, kicking, or bitting...use your words", now we were able to move on to listening to the teacher and about sharing. He is actually starting to listen to instructions and doing it on his own without me. I may have aged and gotten more gray hair, but consistent work with him is paying off, so I encourage other mothers to be consistent and really continue to calmly talk with them and learn how to better help them deal with there behaviour and emotions. They are learning on how to react to situations and need to know what is acceptable and what isn't.

Now I am not saying I am an expert (for sure not), but I did actually seek out advice but the biggest thing for me was getting over the feeling of being embarrassed and just learn to deal with the situation and learn what he needs from me.

We are actually at a fun stage of pretend play, where we keep dressing up, so Hallowe'en is really going to be enjoyed this time, as he already dressed up as a superhero, astronaut and then we are going to be a robot on Hallowe'en night. He is also fully aware now that "Trick'or'Treat" means getting candy, which doesn't mean he is going to be able to eat the candy (as I am not really a strong believer of allowing him to eat candy at such an early age) but he is excited and looking forward to it.

My next post will include all our Hallowe'en costumes, and any good stories that came out of the night. Also we are planning to go find Hallowe'en costumes on sales after to have dress up options at home. As I have already found these online sales from WalMart..LIMITED TIME ONLY - 50% OFF Selected Halloween Costumes + FREE Shipping

Have a good Hallowe'en everyone!

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