BBL 010: How to Handle a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

birthbabylife200x200Yep, we all have them (even if you don't want to admit it) – I'm talking about bad days. Days when the kids are cranky, the puppy tears the couch up, the toilet is overflowing, and the car breaks down. Handling one of those days is the subject of today's podcast!

In this episode I cover:

  • Why it's okay to let your plans go (and when you should)
  • This has a major effect on how your kids feel… and how you feel!
  • What you need to do now to make sure the inevitable hard day goes better
  • This easy meal can make even the crankiest toddler smile
  • How a walk or dance across the living room helps your cranky kiddo… and you!
  • What to do if your baby is melting down, your toddler is melting down, or you are melting down!
  • Step-by-step hints for calming down so you can be there for your little one
  • Why cleaning your house can bring peace and harmony 😉
  • How to be calm and matter-of-fact as you help your child settle down
  • A little list that will turn your day around

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Life at my house has been a little challenging lately. As if getting back to “life as usual” with a new baby weren't enough, we've had a cold and now a stomach virus running through. As you can guess, today's podcast is inspired by all those “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days” in my own life. I'll tell you a little secret, though. You'll look back on those times not only glad they're gone, but as a better parent and a better person because of them. Pick on the tiny lessons you can learn from the challenging days, and don't be afraid to laugh. Sometimes life throws all of us a curve ball!

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Kristen is a pregnancy coach, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! I've spent nearly two decades helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Does complete support for a sacred birth and beautiful beginning for your baby resonate with you? Contact me today to chat about how powerful guidance and coaching can transform your pregnancy, birth, and mothering journey <3

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