What I’ve Learned-Parenthood - mariadismondy.com

Sharing what I’ve learned in Parenthood with you comes with a disclaimer. I do NOT claim to be an expert!!!! I am a mom of three children who has made many mistakes in my role along the way. I strive to learn from my mistakes and educate myself to grow each day. Here are some ways I give myself grace as a mother, learn new techniques and survive the craziness of raising three young children as a work from home business owner.

I feel lucky to have had attended years of workshops as a teacher that talked about behavior management. One of the workshops that I have taken over again as a parent is Love and Logic. It works and it is easy to follow (for the most part!) and it is helping me to raise responsible, independent, kind human beings. My second book, The Juice Box Bully, was written with a Love and Logic Speaker and the foreward of the book was written by the founder Jim Faye!!!

Brene Brown, a favorite speaker and author of mine, has an excellent audio book on parenting. The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting I’ve also read several of Brene’s other books and find that when you can learn about yourself and work on your own weaknesses, you become a better parent too! You can then start seeing how our children have strengths and weaknesses too and that we are all in a similar boat on this journey through life.

MOPS-I have been a member of a MOPS group for four years now. Here’s what MOPS is all about:

MOPS is a grassroots movement that believes moms are world influencers. We also believe that incubating hearts and giving just-because-hugs can change the course of history. That’s why we connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying along side one another. MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and by preschoolers we mean kiddos from birth through kindergarten. We know it’s a little confusing so let’s just stick with “MOPS.” We are moms, and we believe that better moms make a better world. ~MOPS International Website

Zen Parenting Podcast– This is a radio show by both a husband and wife (mother and father) team. I love their different perspectives, yet their overall goal to parent to the best of their ability! Here’s their tagline: Providing insights, stories and humor from a spiritual and emotional mom and a logical and practical dad.

Bravepreneur Podcast-This is a newer podcast with interviews that are short and sweet. You can take away actionable steps from each interview that you can put into practice in your own home.

Additional Resources from old blog posts:

Cloth Diapering Challenges

Modern Blended Family

Family Emergency Kit