Finding a child friendly place where you can grab a quick bite or drink with your toddler is not an easy task in Colombo. After hearing mixed reviews about @coffeeroomssrilanka
we decided to check it out last week. .
✅ They have a dedicated play area on the first floor that is accessible by a staircase adjoining the main cafe. There is ample seating for the adults next to the play area. The play area has a ball pit, trampoline, slides and bridges etc. You can order food & drinks (standard cafe menu) in the seating area next to the play area and relax while your kids play inside. They allow parents to enter to play area and assist the kids if required. We were the only ones in the play area section when we visited and our food & drinks came promptly. .
❎ It is more suited for toddlers than babies as it doesn’t have any toys for the little ones. The play area isn’t huge but ok to keep the kids occupied for a bit. There was no changing table in the bathroom. .
❇️ it is located on Nawala Road and has parking for 3-4 vehicles. There is a 400 rupee charge for using the play area.
You guys...this is my baby.
For those of you who don’t know much about me, here is a big piece of my life and the reason I have fought for this life that I have.
I had my son the day after my 18th birthday. We have grown together and have learned much along the way. He is my biggest teacher and teaches me most about myself. He is a constant reminder for me of the woman I want to be for my family, the Mom I want to be for my kiddos.
He is 19 now, and I really have a hard time figuring out just where I fit now. He is out on his own now and learning and growing so much. I have come to spend Easter week with him and am enjoying being able to help where I can. Even if that is filing his freezer with ready made home cooked meals. 😊
This boy holds my whole heart. 💙
Tell me, those of you with kiddos out of the house now, was this a tough transition?
@solitudeandsoul #solitudeandsoul #momminainteasy #momsandtheirboys
❤️ #momsofboys #workhard #lifeofamom
What is unconditional love? .
What exactly does unconditional love look like in parenthood? .
To be completely transparent with you all, I often don’t ever feel like hugging and cuddling with my 6 y/o when he is disrespectful and doesn’t do what I tell him to do. .
So what does showing my kid unconditional love look like for me when I am beyond my boiling point?
I started thinking and came up with 3 things I could try:
✨Count 5-4-3-2-1 and calmly respond to my son
✨Take 3-5 deep breathes ✨Cuddle and hug my son even when I’m feeling angry at him and take deeps breathes together to find our calm again.
I have to be honest, when I feel angry, the last thing I want to do is hug and be affectionate. .
But maybe that’s exactly what I need to try.
Maybe that’s what unconditional love looks like in action.
It’s showing my son even more love and affection when he’s throwing a fit and is an emotional wreck. It’s in those moments that that’s when he needs my support the most, right?
I wish kids came with an owner’s manual. It would make my job a lot easier. 🤦🏻♀️
Leave a 🙌🏼 if you wish your kid(s) came with a owner’s manual 😂
Good Friday was one for the books and very enjoyable! I love being from Louisiana!! If you didn't know we lived there we do on the bayou. The boys played hard on our family property. Crawfish boil and family! Besides the wind, it was a good day. Of course one person was missing...my grandma. This was the first holiday without her. She should still be here. We talked and laughed in her honor.
#greysonjosephgros #declananthonygros #momsofboys #goodfriday
Wednesday’s Winter Awards program. He’s so cool to me!
sneaking time in with my biggest boy for pizza & The Lion King while baby sleeps🤗🍕🦁
On vacation and still two choices:
1️⃣ skip that workout
2️⃣ do that and feel like you’re on top of the 🌎
One guess for what I chose:
Now I can have my 🍷 and not feel guilty that I skipped all the burpees and pushups. Vacation 101: never skip. Period. Who’s with me? 🙋🏻♀️
Next we checked out the Hallmark headquarters (on a whim actually) and it turned out to be super fun for the kids. Next door to the visitor center is Kaleidoscope - a huge creative center for kids to explore and create. We made our own puzzles, party hats, cards and door hangers. Decorated eggs with melted wax and markers, kids could cut and tape and color to their heart’s content. 🎨
While the Easter Bunny & egg hunts are fun, it’s so so important to remember the reason this weekend even happens - even more important to teach our kids the reason. Yes Elli knows about the Easter Bunny, and yes we’ll be doing egg hunts with her this weekend. But what I want her to know most about is what she’s been repeating all week... “Jesus is alive!” I hope you all take time to reflect on how genuinely good today is. #goodfriday
The best things in life are free. Like free museums and exhibits 👌🏼We’re visiting Kansas City MO this weekend and today we had some random fun at a few of the city’s free kid-friendly places - which always seem to make the best memories in the end ❤️
When a mom of SIX BOYS (yes you read that right) asks you to make Easter bow ties for the whole crew, you happily get to work! Can’t wait to see all of them in their outfits 🥰💙
Sweet sweet boy. Sweet tantrum throwing boy. Sweet must do it all myself even though it will make a disastrous mess boy. That smile lets you get away with anything and everything. ❤️ #drinkingredjuice #henrymoran
Guess who’s going to be a vendor at Comic Con!!! I’m tangled in webs shirts, & tumblers busy getting ready for this event next month.
I think Spider-Man is definitely a top favorite tell me who’s on your list?
#spidermantumbler #DoVendorsDressup #Newbe #Craftymob2
Couldn't have asked for a better Birthday! 🎂
Jon got me @madebymarcus
ice cream last night. Then today we hit up @cacao70calgary
for a special brunch. And had a lot of fun even in the chilly weather at a couple parks with the boys. ❤️
I am so thankful that I am able to spend this time with them. To be able to go down the slide, fast on the Zipline and just build memories. I know that living a healthy lifestyle, exercising, eating balanced and still allowing fun treats, and working on myself is setting an example for them. I have more energy too! 😉. I am becoming the best version of me for THEM. .
Y’all these nail strips have been a game changer for all my fun in the sun. Now I just have to figure out which goes best with which bathing suit. 😂 JK it’s not that serious, or is it?
WOW ~ what a difference a year makes!!! 😳💕 I remember seeing the picture of myself last year and being shocked because I didn’t realize I got that big. I knew my health was really spiraling out of control then, with Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism, giving up and letting myself go, dealing with chronic fatigue, stomach issues and so many other issues. It was depressing because I thought that that was how I was going to be for the rest of my life! 😞
And now, this picture on the right ~ I am just amazed at the difference. I am feeling so much better and have been getting my health under control. I have so much energy now, the long list of symptoms I had are gone and I feel so much better and am so much happier!!! 💕
Shoot ~ if we went to Disney this time last year ~ there is no way I would have been able to keep up with my family and be able to walk so much and do as much as we did like I did this year!! So yea ~ I still have a ways to go on my health & fitness journey ~ but I am already feeling and seeing the results of my hard work with my workouts and nutrition and I am not stopping!!! 💪
I am going to keep going and keep fighting against Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism and continue to take control of my health and live life to the fullest!!! 💗
#takingcontrolofmyhealth #myhealthandfitnessjourney #hashimotoswarrior #hypothyroidismwarrior #keepfighting #notstopping #livelifetothefullest
I am in love with all the photos @chanellynn__
took of my family! This one really makes me smile, you can see the kiss marks from my lipstick on Caden’s head 🙈💋I definitely couldn’t pick a favorite photo so there will definitely be more to come.
“They didn’t give us a manual with you kids”. - The famous words of my father that I now understand as a parent myself. ⠀
I’m constantly learning and evolving. After all, parenting is the biggest adventure And one of the most valuable things I’ll contribute to this world. It is true when they say children are our greatest teachers.⠀
Lately, Aha parenting has been a huge source of wisdom and creative ideas in Conscious Parenting. Thank you Marla Love for turning me into their newsletters - it has helped tremendously 🙏🏻❤️ ⠀
"Hey there little handsome man" says Mama and Dada😘
Keep smiling away and have a beautiful Friday everybodies!
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I went to bed feeling really fulfilled last night after spending the day decorating eggs and making Easter cookies with my girl. Those moments, the photos, the traditions...that's the good stuff.
What are some of your favorite springtime traditions with your family? Even if you don't celebrate Easter, how do you welcome in the new season?