11 Best Mom Blogs that will inspire you in 2022

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The best mom blogs in 2022

As Mother’s day was a few days ago, I wanted to write a blog post to praise and thank all of the mothers out there. From all moms who are mothers to the moms who are single parents, to the moms who are the birth mother and adoptive mothers, to the moms who are grandmothers, and to the moms who are aunties, I want to thank you. Thank you for your love, support, and all of the joy you bring to our lives.
The exciting thing about parenting is that you are never too old to learn. When my children were young, and every time they discovered a new skill, I reminded myself that I also had a lot to learn.
As moms, we are always on the go. We have our usual to-do lists in mind, but then there are those extra items in our to-do lists that we must not forget to handle. Although we moms never get tired of blogging for a few reasons. Blogging is our passion. We enjoy being in this world. We also love that we reach out to other moms with our blogs.
We interviewed many moms that run amazing blogs while parenting, and we are amazed at what these ladies do during the day, month, and year.  All of the mom bloggers inspired us, and we are sharing the stories of the moms that inspired us the most.  Check their stories and be inspired.

 

Meet Vicki from  honestmum.com

 

Vicki

  • Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m Vicki, blogger at honestmum.com, parenting expert, and author of the bestselling book Mumboss (UK), The Working Mom (the US and Ca).

  • Is it hard navigating life as a working mom/stay-at-home mom in a pandemic? How do you cope with recent and upcoming holidays?

The pandemic has been a challenging time for pretty much every parent on the planet and more so for mothers who tend to have the more flexible jobs so were suddenly forced into the role of both teacher and parent, often whilst working around their kids in the early morning and late at night. It was an exhausting period, physically and emotionally. I also experienced baby loss and a subsequent pregnancy during the pandemic, which brought its own challenges. On the whole, we coped by trying to make life as fun as possible, even when stuck indoors, making learning dynamic, watching and making video content (I’m a former teacher), and importantly by being open and talking honestly about our feelings. We practiced mindfulness daily (the Insight Timer app has a whole section for children) and kept a gratitude diary. Overall, I believe we all became more resilient because of these experiences and practices.

  • Do you take time to focus on your well-being?

I try to, but with a 6-months-old baby, it’s not always easy. While she sleeps, I try and take time to do a little gentle exercise at home, and I’ve started mindfulness exercises again. Even a few minutes of deep breathing can help relax me.

  • How do you decide what children’s book you should read to your kids?

My children have books from school based on the curriculum. As avid readers, we buy and loan diverse books from the library spanning fiction and non-fiction.

  • What things assist you in staying organized throughout the day and making time for everyone and everything? Is there a specific time planner or technique you employ? Tell us about your time management techniques!

We tend to follow a strict routine during term time with set times for dinner, homework, some play, bath time, reading, and bed, but we’re more relaxed during the school holidays where bedtime is later thanks to longer daylight hours and a chance to play outside, more. My children also play the violin and piano, respectively, so putting in some practice before bed tends to relax them. We also turn off tech at least 90 minutes before bedtime to encourage healthy sleep habits (the blue light can prohibit sleep). If the children have any concerns or feel stressed from the day, we discuss these issues before bed, never sleep on a problem, and often do a quick breathing exercise before bed to encourage sleep.

  • What is the best advice on motherhood you have ever received? What advice can you give our mommy readers?

Trust your gut!

  • How do you deal with your kid’s Emotional Dysregulation?

We are open as a family and always discuss any issues. My children know they can trust us as parents to support them and help them problem-solve. We also use relaxation techniques to help with anxiety and worry.

  • What are your thoughts about Emotional Social Parenting?

Children need to recognize their emotions and the spectrum of emotions that come with being human and not hide or feel shame if they feel stressed or upset. My children have learned methods to self-soothe thanks to meditation and leaning on my husband and me whenever issues arise. Years of my own personal therapy have put me in good stead when it comes to helping my own children work through any problems they might have.

  • What are your thoughts about Generation Alpha and its future?

I think our children (Gen Alpha) are more aware of the world’s issues today than we ever were and are quite possibly one of the most educated, empathetic, and resilient generations yet. My children care deeply about the planet, and their life choices at such a young age (11 and 9) make me immensely proud (and hopeful for the future) whether that’s their dedication to picking up litter and recycling or becoming vegetarian, my kids are teaching me as much as I am teaching them.

Meet Deepa from kreativemommy.com

 

https://kreativemommy.com/ deepa

  • Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am a dietician by education and a blogger and an author by passion. I started writing a few years back and started my self-hosted blog kreativemommy.com in 2016, one of India’s top parenting and lifestyle blogs right now. It is a one-stop solution for all your queries related to parenting, nutrition, health, and travel. I am also an author and published 4 EBooks.

  • Is it hard navigating life as a working mom/stay-at-home mom in a pandemic? How do you cope with recent and upcoming holidays?

The best part is that we all got to spend some quality time together as a family. Otherwise, everyone is so busy that it’s hard to spend some quality time together. So, due to the pandemic, we learned the importance of family time and the value of staying healthy and happy. WFH in pandemic was indeed a challenge. Handling kids, their online classes, managing my one work, and household chores were too much initially, but slowly we all got used to it. I love holidays and make sure my family and kids are a part of all the celebrations. Prioritizing helps when it comes to planning.

  • Do you take time to focus on your well-being?

As I said, pandemics taught us all to make health our priority, I make sure to eat healthily and work out. I try and take time out to walk, meditate and take small breaks in between to focus on my well-being.

  • How do you decide what children’s book you should read to your kids?

My kids are older now but initially I would choose the books according to their age group and something which is fun and not only learning and teaching. I believe reading is the best habit a child can have and one should start as early as possible.

  • What things assist you in staying organized throughout the day and making time for everyone and everything? Is there a specific time planner or technique you employ? Tell us about your time management techniques!

I start my day by checking and replying to emails. Then, I make a to-do list for the day. I plan my day according to the amount of content I have to create in a day. I prefer writing in the mornings and making my video content in the afternoon. Sometimes only one brand video or post takes up the whole day when it’s urgent. So, every day is different in the life of a content creator. It’s not easy to go by the plan as content creation is a long process that involves shooting or creating and editing. I am someone who cannot work without a to-do list or an organizer. The first thing I do in the morning is to make a to-do list for the day and go according to it. When you are a mom, you cant expect to tick everything on the list but prioritizing is the key here.

  • What is the best advice on motherhood you have ever received? What advice can you give our mommy readers?

The best advice on motherhood that I follow is what my parents taught me. According to them, balance is the key and I try to follow in their footsteps. The advice I would like to give mommies out there is to make sure to take out time for the things that make you happy. Do not give up your dreams just because you are a mom. Follow your passion and take out some me-time every day.

  • How do you deal with your kid’s Emotional Dysregulation?

As a mom of teens, I see a lot of emotional outbursts and mood swings. Actually, it’s there in all the phases of parenting but a mom should know how to handle it. First of all, I try to stay calm myself and give them some alone time. Later on, I listen to whatever they want to say without being judgmental. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t but the most important thing is to be there for them when they need you.

  • What are your thoughts about Emotional Social Parenting?

I don’t have much idea, but I guess it involves teaching kids to manage their emotions better to develop good and positive relationships in the future.

 

Meet Mia from PragmaticMom.com

 

PragmaticMom.com

  • Tell us a bit about yourself.

I have been blogging on parenting, children’s books, and education at PragmaticMom.com for the past 12 years. I’m the co-creator of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, a non-profit celebrating diversity in children’s books that will celebrate our 9th event on January 28, 2022.

Prior to that, I was an entrepreneur and co-founded Aquent as a dorm room start-up more than 35 years ago. Aquent is a staffing solutions company specializing in placing temporary employees in the marketing and creative industries. According to Staffing Industry Analysts, it is among the “largest marketing/creative staffing firms in the United States”.

  • Is it hard navigating life as a working mom/stay-at-home mom in a pandemic? How do you cope with recent and upcoming holidays?

I think that I’m lucky because my kids are older so the pandemic, including the pandemic lockdown, wasn’t as challenging as it would have been if my kids were in preschool or elementary school. My oldest is a sophomore at college and stayed in Providence. My middle is in college in Chicago and my youngest, son, is in high school. He was living his best life during the pandemic lockdown.

We just made sure that we were all vaccinated and boosted so that holidays were not too affected. My mother-in-law was supposed to join us for Thanksgiving but she was nervous to fly so she stayed put in California. Thank goodness for Facetime and Zoom! It does bridge the physical separation!

  • Do you take time to focus on your well-being?

Exercise has been a critical element for mental health during Covid for me and my family. Getting outdoors to take the dog out was the only way to leave the house during the lockdown, so our dog went on excursions several times a day! We usually take him to a reservoir where he can run off-leash, but dogs had to be on a leash during the lockdown. I decided to take him on dog hikes that I usually wouldn’t go to and used this time to explore the city and suburbs around me. It was fun to take the kids and the dog to new places.

I also box at Nonantum Boxing Club several times a week, and I find the stress release to be key to my mental and physical health. I sit in front of a computer all day long, so getting up to exercise is essential for me to avoid lower back issues and stay active.

  • How do you decide what children’s book you should read to your kids?

I like using book lists to vet the lists. I use all kinds of lists from children’s book bloggers, resource books, and libraries. My trick was to use lists from another library for my own public library or vice versa. When I tried to get books from the lists at my public library, the books were always checked out! Back then, I was too lazy to reserve books!

  • What things assist you in staying organized throughout the day and making time for everyone and everything? Is there a specific time planner or technique you employ? Tell us about your time management techniques!

Google calendar is my go-to because we keep a family calendar. I also like to keep a notebook that tracks meeting notes, book ideas, To-Do lists — everything that is going on in my head.

But I do think unstructured time to let your mind wander is crucial for me. It helps me organize and charges up my creativity. I find walking the dog, knitting, and watercolor painting to be helpful. And also just lying around in bed. I wrote a lot of my books by lying in bed in the morning that just typing random thoughts into my phone.

  • What is the best advice on motherhood you have ever received? What advice can you give our mommy readers?

The days are long but the years are short. Whew how fast the years fly by and yet I remember being so exhausted that I could barely make it to the afternoon nap with my kids so that I could also take a nap!!! I wish that I had taken more photos and videos and written down the funny things that my kids said. I wish I had documented every experience we had together because the memories grow fuzzy, especially those times when I was sleep-deprived!

I would tell mommy readers to relish every moment, both good and bad. The bad will pass. The goodwill last as a warm memory forever. Take a lot of photos and videos. Keep a journal and write down those things that make you feel warm and fuzzy about your kids. And DATE everything!!

  • How do you deal with your kid’s Emotional Dysregulation?

Give them time and space to decompress. And make sure they get enough exercise and sleep!

  • What are your thoughts about Emotional Social Parenting?

Focus on raising good humans. Listen to what your kids have to say and treat it with respect. Kids internalize everything we say even though it seems like it goes in one ear and out the other. Talk to your kids at your daily family meal. That is a habit that sets them up for success!

  • What are your thoughts about Generation Alpha and its future?

They have so much passion and social justice awareness. They are capable and formidable and thank god because we need that for the environmental issues that we are all facing!

 

Meet Didi from candishhh.com

 

https://candishhh.com/ Didi

  • Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Didi and I am a mom of 3, I have a blog – candishhh.com and I also bake focaccia!

  • Is it hard navigating life as a working mom/stay-at-home mom in a pandemic? How do you cope with recent and upcoming holidays?

I shifted from a working mom to a SAHM. Being with my children 24/7 is not as easy as it seems. It’s tiring and fulfilling at the same time. I started baking and selling focaccia so the holidays were a bit busy.

  • Do you take time to focus on your well-being?

In 2021 yes! Finally, I was able to focus on my well-being.

  • How do you decide what children’s book you should read to your kids?

I decide on the themes of love, kindness, forgiveness, and gratefulness.

  • What things assist you in staying organized throughout the day and making time for everyone and everything? Is there a specific time planner or technique you employ? Tell us about your time management techniques!

There’s a routine that we follow. I have helpers at home and they have been great partners in my home. I get to bake, while my children are doing online classes, and by lunchtime – our meals are ready for us. I am very lucky to have helpers in my home.

  • What is the best advice on motherhood you have ever received? What advice can you give our mommy readers?

Motherhood is not for everyone. This is what I was told by a friend and it resonated so much because, most feel that after they get married – they need to start a family. Well, you don’t – because it’s not for everyone. But when you do choose to start a family, be ready for the ups and downs. The nights are long but the years are short! Enjoy your children while you can. Love them and shower them will all the kindness. Teach them to be kind, grateful, and resilient.

  • How do you deal with your kid’s Emotional Dysregulation?

I become extra patient with them. I grew up not being able to validate my feelings as a child, I decided that when it was my time – I would try and handle it differently. I go down to their level and talk to them, talk about their feelings and what upset them.

  • What are your thoughts about Emotional Social Parenting?

I don’t have an opinion yet as I have just started reading about it.

  • What are your thoughts about Generation Alpha and its future?

I am honestly afraid for them. I grew up in a different environment where I needed to learn to adapt immediately, I was forced to mature early. Kids nowadays rely so much on their parents for everything, and I am afraid of what their generation will become. So, in my own way – I am training my children to adapt to changes and learn to cope with situations. Hopefully, I am doing the right thing to equip them for the future.

 

Meet Phi from sweetphi.com

 

https://sweetphi.com/

  • Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m Philia, or as most people know me, Phi – pronounced like “Fee” – and I’m all about making mealtime a little easier for busy people through simple recipes, product recommendations, and step-by-step instructions via my blog www.sweetphi.com. I’m a mom of 4 and a 2-time cookbook author!

  • Is it hard navigating life as a working mom/stay-at-home mom in a pandemic? How do you cope with recent and upcoming holidays?

It’s all about juggling schedules, but I’ve loved all this togetherness time with my family! We love baking and cooking together and doing crafts! The kids also “help” me with my work when they see I’m setting up a photoshoot or testing recipes.

  • Do you take time to focus on your well-being?

I have a month-old baby…and three active toddlers, so it’s a little hard at the moment to find ‘me’ time.

  • How do you decide what children’s book you should read to your kids?

We have a huge collection, and the kids get to pick books they want to read.

  • What things assist you in staying organized throughout the day and making time for everyone and everything? Is there a specific time planner or technique you employ? Tell us about your time management techniques!

I work in ‘batches’ and work around my kids’ naps or sleep schedules. Right now, it’s mainly google calendars that help me stay organized.

  • What is the best advice on motherhood you have ever received? What advice can you give our mommy readers?

I know it’s different for everyone, but as much as possible, I’d say my best advice would be to try to get everyone on the same schedule. It’s hard, but being consistent with that has helped a lot. And involve the kids in the kitchen; that’s been so great for our family 🙂

  • How do you deal with your kid’s Emotional Dysregulation?

We try to understand where they’re coming from and help them navigate big feelings.

  • What are your thoughts about Emotional Social Parenting?

I’m not 100% on what that is.

  • What are your thoughts about Generation Alpha and its future?

I can’t wait to see what they are interested in and the new technologies they create!

 

Meet Julia from fabworkingmomlife.com

 

https://www.fabworkingmomlife.com/

  • Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Julie. I am a Texan living in Hawaii (military life). I’m a mom and a blogger, and I work full-time in environmental compliance. I write about being a working mom to help myself and other working moms in our journey to find a balance between our family, responsibilities, and hobbies. I do this because we moms need a support network to thrive at home and at work.

  • Is it hard navigating life as a working mom/stay-at-home mom in a pandemic? How do you cope with recent and upcoming holidays?

Thankfully, we’re all vaccinated (our 7-year-old) and boostered (us adults), so we’re feeling more prepared to be safe. This is the first time in 2 years we’re traveling home to visit with all family members, so we’re trying to be as safe as possible. The first year of the pandemic was a massive challenge with my son out of pre-K (it never reopened after March 13) and me working full-time. It was a difficult juggle for sure once he started virtual Kindergarten. Life got much better for all when he began attending school in person.

  • Do you take time to focus on your well-being?

Not as much as I probably need, but I have been putting “wa 30 min workout on my work calendar most days, and I walk my son to/from school to get that exercise in.

  • How do you decide what children’s book you should read to your kids?

School sends home leveled readers for my first grader to read each day, but we can pick out our own books from the bookshelves on other days. As a blogger, I also get some children’s books for review so we enjoy those as well.

  • What things assist you in staying organized throughout the day and making time for everyone and everything? Is there a specific time planner or technique you employ? Tell us about your time management techniques!

Write everything down! I use Google calendar for everything – reminders, appointments, to turn certain things in. I even have a put-out trash reminder. I also like to time block and set specific times I’ll focus on a project or activity.

  • What is the best advice on motherhood you have ever received? What advice can you give our mommy readers?

Every motherhood will look different, so find the groove that works for you!

  • How do you deal with your kid’s Emotional Dysregulation?

When my son was younger, we had him in OT and speech therapy. I feel those gave him some great resources. We still deal with occasional meltdowns, but he has more control if he thinks of himself as a big boy (mindset is so vital to all).

  • What are your thoughts about Emotional Social Parenting?

Helping children manage their emotions in a connected parenting method is excellent.

  • What are your thoughts about Generation Alpha and its future?

They are the complete tech generation and will demand faster innovation.

 

Meet Kate from babaganosh.org and themomfriend.com

 

https://www.babaganosh.org/

  • Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m a mom to a wonderful, energetic, sweet 4-year-old boy, and I run the parenting blog themomfriend.com and the food blog babaganosh.org.

  • Is it hard navigating life as a working mom/stay-at-home mom in a pandemic? How do you cope with recent and upcoming holidays?

Being self-employed is a blessing during the pandemic because it gives me the flexibility to stay home with my son and help with remote school, but it also makes it really hard to prioritize work and separate work from home life when everyone is home and you’re trying to balance work with the remote school. I cope by trying to get everyone on a schedule so my son knows when it’s time for a virtual school meeting when it’s time to play independently while I get work done, and when it’s time for me to play with him. Of course, it doesn’t always work out perfectly, but we try!

  • Do you take time to focus on your well-being?

My well-being time happens after our son goes to bed. That’s when I take some time to stretch after a long day, read a book, drink some tea, and write a to-do list for the next day so I feel organized and ready to get started as soon as I wake up (after the first cup of coffee, of course!).

  • How do you decide what children’s book you should read to your kids?

We speak 3 languages in our house, so we always try to choose non-English books to read to our son because he is fluent in English thanks to school, friends, and everyone around him. But aside from that, we choose books that either has a good rhythm (if they’re “poetry”), a good story, or inclusive books that feature all kinds of kids and characters, to expose my son to more heroes and heroines than just reading books about boys his age.

  • What things assist you in staying organized throughout the day and making time for everyone and everything? Is there a specific time planner or technique you employ? Tell us about your time management techniques!

List and more lists! I usually have a to-do list for the day, sometimes with a rough schedule written out, and a to-do list for the week with bigger jobs that would not be completed in one sitting or ones that are flexible about when they get completed. I am a pen and paper girl!

  • What is the best advice on motherhood you have ever received? What advice can you give our mommy readers?

It’s all a phase, and this too shall pass. Anytime we have encountered a challenging phase with our son, it always ended (with patience and consistency on our part). After a few years of this, I know now to get too worked up about any problems we are having because things will change, evolve, and develop.

  • How do you deal with your kid’s Emotional Dysregulation?

We talk about how it’s OK to feel frustrated/upset or whatever our son is feeling. And then, we talk about different strategies for coping with different situations, such as asking for help, taking a break, telling someone how they made you feel, etc. I try not to escalate, keep calm, and always offer hugs and kisses when things get too much.

  • What are your thoughts about Emotional Social Parenting?

I am not familiar with this.

  • What are your thoughts about Generation Alpha and its future?

I think they will do amazing things but will grow up faster than previous generations.

 

Meet Lynne from kaboutjie.com

 

https://kaboutjie.com/

  • Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m a mom of two living in Saldanha. My passion is writing on my mommy blog about all things parenting and mental health. I’m a recovering alcoholic and drug addict in recovery for 13 years.

  • Is it hard navigating life as a working mom/stay-at-home mom in a pandemic? How do you cope with recent and upcoming holidays?

Yes, it is incredibly hard balancing everything as a work-from-home mom. While the holidays are always hard to navigate, it has been easier than during the term time with the pandemic since things have been so uncertain, and at times I’ve had to balance being a mom, working, having kids at home, and adding in online schooling. During the holidays, I find balance by having a good routine, and sometimes my kids go to stay with my parents for a while, giving me a great break.

  • Do you take time to focus on your well-being?

As a recovering addict, I have to spend a lot of time focusing on my mental health. I do 12-step work, walk on the beach regularly, journal, meditate, eat healthy meals, and do self-care.

  • How do you decide what children’s book you should read to your kids?

My kids are avid readers and while there was a time I chose books for my kids they now have their own favorite authors. We regularly go to the library and the librarian is fantastic at helping my kids find new authors. When I chose books for my kids I would always navigate toward my favorite authors as a child such as Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl.

  • What things assist you in staying organized throughout the day and making time for everyone and everything? Is there a specific time planner or technique you employ? Tell us about your time management techniques!

I try my best to stay organized but honestly, I don’t always succeed. Some of the things I find really helpful are planning meals ahead, sticking to a good routine, and always making time for self-care every day. It is important to fill my own cut in order to have enough energy to meet the needs of my family.

  • What is the best advice on motherhood you have ever received? What advice can you give our mommy readers?

Trust your instincts above all else. Yes, it is excellent to ask for advice and Google information, but in the end, you need to go with your gut and what works well for you.

  • How do you deal with your kid’s Emotional Dysregulation?

During the pandemic, this has been a biggie, particularly for my younger child. He has had regular daily meltdowns and finds it hard to cope. The best thing is always to be the adult and stay calm. I try to be understanding and let him take some time to cry and meltdown, followed by a talk about what happened afterward. While I am fine with him having a meltdown it is essential that he learns what is fine during a meltdown and what behaviors are unacceptable, such as hitting his sister and being rude. We also have discussions about emotions and why he feels the way he is.

  • What are your thoughts about Emotional Social Parenting?

I think it is precisely what we should be doing as parents. It is essential for children to learn social and emotional skills to succeed in life.

  • What are your thoughts about Generation Alpha and its future?

These Generation Alpha kids are tech-savvy, and while they may seem very clued up, they also face so many new challenges that we never faced as kids. I think it is fantastic that kids get involved in tech; however, too much screen time and too much access online can be dangerous, in my opinion. Cyberbullying, not spending enough time engaged in free play, and not spending enough time actively and outdoors can be risky. I place a significant focus on outdoor activities with my kids to balance out screen time.

 

Meet Devishobna from kidskintha.com

 

https://kidskintha.com/

  • Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am a mom blogger from India whose blog focuses on curating valuable evidence-based resources for parents and educators in India.

  • Is it hard navigating life as a working mom/stay-at-home mom in a pandemic? How do you cope with recent and upcoming holidays?

My work has always been from home. A chunk of uninterrupted time will help boost my productivity.

  • Do you take time to focus on your well-being?

Yes.

  • How do you decide what children’s book you should read to your kids?

I look up lists and do my own book reviews.

  • What things assist you in staying organized throughout the day and making time for everyone and everything? Is there a specific time planner or technique you employ? Tell us about your time management techniques!

Making a list of things to do and tracking them.

  • What is the best advice on motherhood you have ever received? What advice can you give our mommy readers?

Let the kids be! Micromanagement is not good for anyone’s soul.

  • How do you deal with your kid’s Emotional Dysregulation?

I talk to them. They are at a stage where they help me deal with mine now.

  • What are your thoughts about Emotional Social Parenting?

I think it has the potential to break trans-generational trauma and help parents see patterns and correct them.

  • What are your thoughts about Generation Alpha and its future?

I think they have an unprecedented opportunity and potential. Sometimes, I think our generation is not prepared to handle their speed and resources.

 

Meet Zibby from  zibbyowens.com

 

https://zibbyowens.com/

 

  • Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Zibby Owens, and I’m a podcaster, author, publisher, and mother of four. 

  • Is it hard navigating life as a working mom/stay-at-home mom in a pandemic? How do you cope with recent and upcoming holidays?

YES. I coped by overworking and then having a breakdown!!

  • Do you take time to focus on your well-being?

Not enough but as of 2022, yes.

  • How do you decide what children’s book you should read to your kids?

I read many of the children’s books I cover on my podcast; Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books.

  • What things assist you in staying organized throughout the day and making time for everyone and everything? Is there a specific time planner or technique you employ? Tell us about your time management techniques!

I used Apple iCal with different color-coded calendars. I also set alarms all the time with Siri.

  • What is the best advice on motherhood you have ever received? What advice can you give our mommy readers?

My mom’s advice is “benign neglect.” I don’t abide by that, but when I feel like I’m hovering too much, I listen! My advice: find humor in the everyday. Otherwise, it can be challenging!!

  • How do you deal with your kid’s Emotional Dysregulation?

I customize my parenting for each of my four kids.

  • What are your thoughts about Emotional Social Parenting?

I think it’s great.

Meet Surbhi from surbhiprapanna.com

 

https://surbhiprapanna.com/

 

  • Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am Dr. Surbhi Prapanna. I am a homeopathic therapist by profession and a writer-blogger-author by passion. I am a mommy of two girls named Angel ( age 12) and Pranjal ( age nine years). I love reading, writing, crafting, and spending quality time with my girls. They are my creative inspiration. I am passionate about learning new things and sharing my learning experience with others.

  • Is it hard navigating life as a working mom/stay-at-home mom in a pandemic? How do you cope with recent and upcoming holidays?

I agree it is hard to maintain a work-family life balance during these challenging days of pandemics. But I believe we can manage it with proper pre-planning and organizational skills. Personally, I like to plan kids’ activities and other important things in advance for the holiday season. We, as a family, enjoy cooking, baking, crafting, and DIY activities a lot. These activities keep us busy and engaged during holidays and give us an amazing opportunity to spend some quality together as a family. 

  • Do you take time to focus on your well-being?

Yes, I strongly believe in taking out some quality “Me time” for myself and focusing on my physical and mental well-being. I carve out at least 30-45 minutes per day for exercise. I enjoy walking, biking and yoga. Regular physical activity helps me stay fit and active and helps in relieving day-to-day stress. Apart from this, writing is part of my routine life. I have a parenting and lifestyle blog ( surbhiprapanna.com). My blog gives me a purpose to learn and write something new every day. It is my own creative space that makes me feel passionate about life and also helps in improving my overall well-being.

  • How do you decide what children’s book you should read to your kids?

I focus on multiple factors like subject, content, language, and entertainment quotient. If kids get a sense of curiosity while reading the book, they will get engaged with it automatically.

  • What things assist you in staying organized throughout the day and making time for everyone and everything? Is there a specific time planner or technique you employ? Tell us about your time management techniques!

I am an avid planner and want to plan everything ahead. I love to make a to-do list and write important notes in my diary. Preplanning gives me a vision, and I know what to expect in the upcoming day or upcoming week. This main mantra helps me stay organized throughout the day and make time for everyone and everything.

  • What is the best advice on motherhood you have ever received? What advice can you give our mommy readers?

My mom is my best friend. Whenever I feel stuck or exhausted with motherhood duties, she always says that “Time” is the most precious gift you can offer to your kids. spend quality time with kids and make a deep connection with them. This is the key to a happy, healthy, and content family. I would give a simple piece of advice to all dear mommy readers that “Motherhood” is a beautiful but challenging journey. You will face various challenges at different stages of motherhood, and sometimes, it will make you feel exhausted. But learn from your mistakes and enjoy this roller coaster ride with positivity and enthusiasm.

  • How do you deal with your kid’s Emotional Dysregulation?

I believe “Communication” is key to solving any kind of emotional dysregulation in kids. My girls are almost teenagers and are starting to explore the world in their way. Kids always have their perspectives and an individual thought process. Whenever they go through a state of emotional dysregulation, I try to spend more time with them. As a family, we make an open discussion and heart-to-heart conversation. This positive communication often helps in solving all kinds of problems. 

  • What are your thoughts about Emotional Social Parenting?

I believe in the amazing concept of “Emotional Social Parenting.” My mom is the reason why I strongly believe in this concept. She has raised us with a pure bond of love, care, and mutual understanding and now, I want to follow in her foot step to create the same amazing loving-caring bond with my girls.

  • What are your thoughts about Generation Alpha and its future?

General alpha has a strong influence on technology in their developmental years. of course, they will be the most technologically immersed generation and this advancement will help them in many aspects of life. personally, I feel apart from this technological advancement, they should get a chance to enjoy simple but beautiful childhood things. the true beauty of life lies in enjoying simple things and I hope generation alpha should also get this chance.

 

 

Parenting is, without a doubt, one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. It is also one of the hardest. If you want to be a good parent, you need to remember that your children are people also. They have hopes and dreams, fears and worries, and they are learning how to deal with all of these things as they grow up. The advice in this post can help you be a better parent by remembering that your children need your help and guidance as much as you need theirs.

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