4 small children in a church..... where they are supposed to be quiet 🤐 . . . . . . . . . .
I used to worry and get all stressed out about the girls being quiet at things like today. Christenings, weddings, basically anything where we 'expect' silence and their full attention...... but It's just not gonna happen, it's not realistic.
Kids aren't made to sit still and be interested in grown up stuff.
We make sure we take a few snacks (in pots so the packets don't rustle), don't give the snacks straight away - It's all about timing 🕰, and we don't make them sit down the whole time.
The Christening was lovely and there were lots of children there, so it was pretty relaxed anyway.
The girls were really good, attempted to join in with some hymns and loved watching at the Font 😊.
We have learnt that the more we stress or worry, the more the girls feel the tension and will begin to mess around.
Calm is key 👍🏻
#calmiskey #keepcalmandparenton #parenting #reallifeparenting #happyparentshappykids #ourgirls #sisters #foursisters #mumofgirls #dadofgirls #mumof4 #dadof4 #teamwork
Tuesdays😊 from now on, next week a visit to Barristers book chamber as well. #calmiskey
Sometimes, things don’t go the way we expect them to, or to plan but we can’t let these bring down or throw us off because there are many more opportunities that could arise and things that we could do. Don’t get too stressed out or down if things don’t turn out the way you expected or the way you wanted because not everything does, nobody’s perfect and many mistakes are made. We need to think that even if it didn’t go to plan there are better things out there waiting to happen and we just need to wait for it and stay calm and remember that you’re awesome 💖💖💖💖
#staycalm #calm #calmiskey #stresswillnotwin
Working on Ponche lines this morning.
A big Chookas to Alix for tonight’s performance with Melbourne City Youth Ballet. #calmiskey
There are so many benefits to a weighted blanket... I made Joshua a weighted blanket, one side has his baby @dodgers
blanket and the other side I used a cotton material to keep him fresh. Let me tell you,it was not easy! It's not hard to make it's just those stubborn #polypellets
broke 2 needles and just couldn't work around them. I need to make another one for Mikaela but this time around I will try a different strategy. Any suggestions? In the last picture Joshua has a snake I made out of the #polypellets
and 2 drops of lavender oil. I keep snakey in his calm down bin and it's so amazing how the beads texture, sound and weight keep Joshua focused and balanced. When we play hopscotch or balancing movements(walking like certain animals) I bring Snakey out and put him around Joshua's neck for some home OT #weightedblanket #sensoryprocessingdisorder #whateverittakes #calmiskey #calmisourgoal #spdmom #leveltwoasd #whatworksforus
Now I don't always get these forward rolls (even here almost) but when I do... it's great 😏 skin ripper that ☝️ ruined in a beautiful way again by aerial #mypassion #aerialistsofig #calmiskey
📚DAY 4 of Back to School Specials for under $50 for this week only!! 📚 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Everyday I will be posting a Back to School Special combo for under $50! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 🌟Today's "Reach for the Stars" Back to School combo deal is Serenity Restful Blend and Balance Grounding Blend together for $50.00 (plus shopping and tax) which is a 25% savings!! These two blends retails for $66.67!! 🌟These 2 oil blends are must haves to calm those back to school jitters for kids, ease tension and find balance for teachers and parents. 💧doTERRA Serenity Restful Blend💧 is perfect calm those first day of school jitters as it combines a select group of powerful essential oils to help calm and relax when stressful feelings arise. The doTERRA Serenity Restful Blend can be used aromatically and topically to promote relaxation, encourage calm emotions, and lessen feelings of tension. doTERRA Serenity is an ideal essential oil to have around both day and night as it can aid in reducing everyday stresses and promote a relaxing night’s sleep. We diffuse serenity nightly in our home and it promotes relaxation and restful sleep every night. 💧doTERRA Balance Grounding blend 💧balances emotions and ease anxious feelings for those back to school jitters. It promotes tranquility while bringing harmony to the mind and body, and whole-body sense of relaxation. It evokes feelings of tranquility and balance. 💧doTERRA Balance Grounding blend 💧can be applied on the bottom of your feet in the morning to promote feelings of calmness and tranquility throughout the day. You can apply to your wrists or neck to help ease anxious feelings. Diffuse in your car during road trips or at night to create a calming, soothing environment.
COMBINE Serenity and Balance: 💧Add a few drops each to the diffuser before school and also before bedtime to lessen and help ease anxiety and nervous tension. 💧You can also add 5 drops each to a 10 ml roller ball bottle. Fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil. A great blend to keep on hand throughout the school day. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please let me k
192/365 Taking a little time tonight to stop and smell the roses. No need for me to get so worked up over nothing. Time to destress and l i v e 🌸
#picoftheday #quote #calmiskey
Happy International Calm Day. If we all take a moment to take a deep breath, hold it for 3 seconds and breathe out. And for some of us... maybe repeat, repeat, repeat 😉😍Head to @calm
and download the app for the ultimate Calm Day. 😊 #calm #breatheandsmile #peaceful #calmiskey
Learning to ride quietly in the car while holding a down is a big accomplishment for this girl. She used to whine and pace, but no more!
And everyone has it! ❤️️ Sometimes we just have to breathe to find it 😉
...or exercise, dance, sing, scream, create, hug, throw things, meditate, love...
Progress from Sunday (bottom) to today (on top). Really got this figured out now so it's all about working to get more comfortable in it. Remembering to breathe is a big problem but when my anxiety over it gets high and my heart rate soars I just fall out of it #calmiskey #bakasana #yoga #practiceandalliscoming
"We've never seen Becky so calm." - Chain of Hope
Becky is the dog pictured here with all of these lovely ladies from Chain of Hope in Kansas City, Missouri. She's generally a very stressed and anxious dog who practices things through adrenaline and excitement. She would burn her energy running back and forth along the fence line, her crate represented stress to her and she made very little eye contact with humans since she wasn't used to looking to them for guidance. To all the shelters out there, dogs who run back and forth on a fence line or fence fighting as some would call it is never a safe state of mind to be practicing. This dog needed someone to help her slow her mind down, create some limitations and share some calm energy with her. Becky is in need of a foster home or better yet an adopter so she can continue to grow into being the balanced dog she's capable of being. If you are interested in helping her please contact Chain of Hope in Kansas City, Missouri. She is an awesome dog who just needs a patient person willing to help her learn how to relax.