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Mom-In-Training: Behavioural Issues

As my little pumpkin grows, I have noticed a huge change in her behaviour. We’re have challenges with her listening to us and today she lied about something very mediocre; nevertheless, it was a lie.

Have you dealt with lying or behaviour issues? What was your solution or technique to get your little people to listen?

I have tried having numerous conversations with her and I have asked her questions to figure out if there is something bothering her; which is causing her to act out. She doesn’t have a reason. She just wants to do what she wants to do.

Maybe she’s at the point of developing her personality and is experimenting with things she can get away with.

Quite frankly, I don’t know what it is. But it is getting to me and I have lost my cool a few too many times today. I have taken away her privileges and grounded her but to no avail. She still acts out and doesn’t listen.

Any suggestions? I am going to try read up on behavioural solutions tomorrow but in the mean time, if you have any proven solutions and ideas, please share them with me!

The Frustrated Mommy ~ Tamana

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Mom-In-Training: Busy Mom

I haven’t been writing much lately; partially due to being obsessed with playing games on my phone and partially due to being busy with home, work and a major project to redecorate Nid’s bedroom. She’s growing up so fast and I’m just trying to keep up with her.

She had a lot of baby/toddler toys and furniture lying around collecting dust, so I decided to sell whatever I could and buy her some new stuff. She has one of those cute loft beds but it’s currently in the bottom position and I would like her to start sleeping on the top so that I can create a cute, cosy desk area and reading nook for her.

I found some great ideas on Pinterest for her room but there is one particular one that caught my eye. Here’s a pic of it. Sorry I don’t have credits from what website it was on, so if you know who originally posted this picture let me know and I’ll give them credit for it.

Nid’s bedroom walls are a similar colour and so, I’m recreating this room with a few of mine and Nid’s ideas.

I’ve been looking for a purple shag rug for the past few weeks and can not find any that are budget-friendly; so I’m making her one! I found a great video on Instagram showing how to make mats, I’ve decided to take it up a notch and am creating 5×6 rug. It is a lot of effort and is taking quite some time, however, it’s costing me a fraction of the price to make and with being home most of the week, I can afford to take my time to make it for her. Here’s how far I’ve gotten:

I will post pictures of it when it’s a bit further along and maybe even a how-to tutorial.

We have a $250 budget with most of the funds coming from selling her old toys, clothes and accessories. I’m keeping a very tight lock on my wallet because it’s so easy for me to get carried away with buying accessories and decorations. Stay tuned for more updates on her room!

Have a fantastic week and stay blessed.

Xoxo ~ Tamana

Mom-In-Training: Birthday Party For Baby Alive

Little Miss. Nid got a Baby Alive doll for Christmas from her grandparents and aunt and has complained that Baby Alive aka Emma hasn’t had a birthday yet and is zero years old.

For the past few days I’ve put it off. But was instructed this morning to make sure the dining table was clean. Being the obedient mother that I am, I went with it; I cleared the table, brought out Barbie, Elsa and Anna and placed plates, cups and napkins on the table. I even stitched “Emma” a new dress for her big day.

After the little missy returned home from school, we had a cookies and milk birthday party for Emma. We sang her the birthday song and even cut a cookie-tower cake.

I don’t particularly like birthday parties during week, but thankfully the guests quickly ate their treats and went off to play.

I know it’s kind of hilarious but when the missy wants a birthday party, you have to give her “baby girl” a birthday party.

Needless to say, the child in me awoke today and I got a big hug and kiss as a thank you, and the biggest smile; which is what it’s all about at the end of the day, isn’t it?

Enjoy the rest of your week and let the child in you come out and play a little too! Xoxo

~Tamana

Nid’s 5th Birthday Letter

Happy Birthday, doll! May God bless you with all life’s joys and happiness. May you forever be loved and blessed. May you grow to become a beautiful person, inside and out. May you always know how much your mommy and daddy love you. God bless you, my darling. 

The past five years have gone by far to fast. Your daddy and I are amazed at how quickly you’re growing up and how independent you’re becoming. From the day we brought you home, you were the blessing in our home and lives and with every day that passes, we are reminded by the blessing you are. 

This year, you’ve become more independent than ever. You’re helping me in the kitchen with cooking and baking cakes (with the hope of licking the frosting off the spoons). You’ve helped me hang laundry and fold your own clothes. You’ve even encouraged me to read more, as your interest to visit the library has sparked an interest in me and so our weekly library visits have turned into a special time for both of us. 

You started French immersion school this year and have taken on the new language with such interest and pride. Your favourite song, bonjour les amie, is amazing to listen to, even though you sing it over and over again. You love counting in French and we’ve made a game out of it. It’s fantastic how quickly you’re picking it all up. We are so proud of you and your accomplishments.

Congratulations, my doll for achieving so much this past year. God bless you always. Mommy and daddy love you dearly! Happy 5th Birthday!

Beginning Of Senior Kindergarten 

 Sorry for the delayed posts, my WordPress app stoped functioning and some of my drafts were deleted in the resetting process. 

But can you believe it, the summer is already over? Time has been flying by so quickly and my little munchkin had an amazing first couple of weeks if senior kindergarten. We’ve changed schools this year so that she can begin to learn French. So she’ll be taking a school bus by herself to and from school. Along with this major change, she’s also in a school that is uniformed.

There are far too many changes in such little time. My once tiny person, isn’t so tiny anymore. She’s becoming a beautiful young lady and is growing at a speed that is too fast for my comfort, understanding or liking. It astonishes me at how quickly she is learning so many life’s teachings that we adults and parents forget are essential for children’s needs. Sorting laundry, hanging or folding her own clothes, tidying up after herself, or microwaving a quick snack, are just a few of the things she’s learnt and thrived on this summer. 

It’s amazing how quickly she picks up things I would’ve thought would have taken her so long to understand. 

I know all these things are essential with growth and development but I can’t help but wonder where that little girl is that needed me to do everything for her is. 
Needless to say, she had a pretty good couple of days of Senior kindergarten so far. 

Nid’s First Day Of Kindergarten 

Yesterday was Nid’s first day of Jr. Kindergarten and I am a complete mess. She was excited to be taking her lunch to school in her new Frozen lunchbox and containers. But she didn’t want to be in the big girl class; she wanted to stay with her best friend, who’s a year younger in their preschool. She wanted to stay with Ms. Edith and Ms. Shipra because she loves them and will miss them. 

She took some great pictures outside the school and was all smiles. But once the teachers began taking their kids inside, she began to clench my hand and insisted that I stay. The teacher’s assistant slightly pulled her away; which caused her to burst into tears, resulting in mommy bursting into tears. I had been trying so hard to hold back my tears until that moment but the moment I saw her cry, I couldn’t hold it in anymore. I kneeled down to hug her and reassured her that daddy or I would pick her up after school and it would be alright once she was inside with the rest of her class. Finally, the assistant pulled her away, asked me to leave and took my baby inside.

I stood near the compound of the school for a long while comforting myself and reassuring myself that she would be alright and would get through this and would eventually love school. 

I left her a little congratulatory note and treat at home to encourage her and let her know how proud daddy and I are of her. 


But how will I get through the fact that she’s not my baby anymore? She’s growing up so quickly and time is flying past us. She’s not my little baby anymore. She’s my big girl now and that’s terrifying for me. Day-by-day she is becoming more independent and doesn’t need me to lend her a hand. She wants to do everything on her own and barely needs her mommy anymore. And as great as that is, she’s still my little girl and I still need her to let do things for her. I’m not as ready to let go as she is. 

My friends tell me that it will only get harder the bigger she gets because she’ll want to soar and fly and won’t want her mommy there all the time. Although, I know they’re right, I don’t want to believe them.  I want to be the exception, that no matter how big she gets, she still looks for my hand beside her’s when she’s walking. 

Happy 3rd Birthday, Ni!

Ni's Year In Review
Ni’s Year In Review

Happy Birthday, darling!

I can’t believe you’re three years old! Time has flown by so quickly. I remember the day you were born, you were so tiny and fragile and now, you are such a big girl. You’re riding a bike now, you can open the fridge and freezer doors. You know how to tidy up your room on your own and put on your clothes. You can grab a snack on your own and share one with mommy and daddy too.

The day Ni was born
The day Ni was born

You’ve become so independent and as much as daddy and I would like to think so, you’re not our little baby anymore. You’re our big girl now and we are so happy to see what a beautiful girl you are becoming.

Ni's First Birthday
Ni’s First Birthday

You started pre-school earlier this year, it was hard at first, but you’ve gotten used to it now and love it. You also have a new babysitter, Kiesha and she’s grown so close to you, as you have to her.

Ni's Second Birthday
Ni’s Second Birthday

As you start another year and grow bigger, smarter, more beautiful, mommy and daddy want you to know that we love you so much, more than anything in the world. Your smiles help soothe all of our pains and miseries and take away all of our stress. No matter how big you get or how old you are, you will always be our darling baby girl and we’ll love just as much tomorrow as we do today.

Three Years Old!

Three Years Old!

Happy Birthday, sweetheart. Hugs and kisses for another beautiful year ahead. Xoxo