Parenting

Mindful Galaxy is not a parenting blog, however we are parents. So while this section is not one of our key sections, it is still an important part of who we are.

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    Toddler Travel Kit

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    In a few days, Luna and I will be flying off to see family. Exciting! But also terrifying, since we will be travelling without Jack.So I decided to put together a toddler travel kit, in hopes it keeps her occupied enough to save my sanity! What is a toddler travel kit? A toddler travel kit is pretty much what it says! It’s a travel kit, put together to keep kids entertained on their journey. How do you make a toddler travel kit? Creating your own toddler travel kit can be incredibly easy! You don’t need to go out and spend a lot of money to make one. Here are some…

  • Health & Wellness,  Mental Health,  Parenting

    Why you need to prioritise yourself

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    When Luna was born, I was a pretty shitty mother. Not in the sense that her wellbeing was ever an issue – she was always happy, healthy and incredibly loved. The issue was within me. I spent so long questioning myself, stressing and focusing solely on her that my needs were put aside daily.This meant that no matter how well cared for she was, I was never truly giving myself to her as the parent she deserved.The mum guilt hit without any sign of slowing, and my world was getting harder and harder to bear. Mum guilt is hard. It is almost a child in itself, you are constantly having…

  • Bullet Journals & Planners,  Essential Oils,  Health & Wellness,  Mental Health,  Parenting,  Routines

    Creating a self-care routine

    In my last self-care post, we went through why it is important to take some time for yourself. You may be wondering now “How can I find the time in my busy schedule?” As a mum, I know how hard it can be to find some down time. You set out to have a quiet coffee and your child suddenly needs you to look at every toy she owns. Or you get ready to do some yoga and somehow your sleeping child senses your relaxation and prematurely wakes from their nap. I totally get it, it happens more often than not! Does self-care work? As with everything, it depends person…

  • Essential Oils,  Health & Wellness,  Mental Health,  Parenting

    What a day!

    Do you ever have days, as a parent, where you are just at the end of your tether?Today was one of those days. As a long-term sufferer of GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), I already had my own struggles to overcome – then everything just seemed to go wrong and nothing seemed doable!Nothing was working, everything was overwhelming. When you have anxiety, you are in a constant state of stress. So when you add the stress of parenting and particularly rough days.. Everything can go from zero to 100 in a split second. Being a parent with anxiety sometimes feels like being a person who’s terrified of sharks being thrown into…

  • DIY,  Essential Oils,  Gift Ideas,  Health & Wellness,  Parenting

    Spoil Mum with these simple (and impressive) DIY ideas!

    Mothers day is quickly closing in and you might be stressing.You love your mother (or aunt, grandma, anyone who is important in your world!), but you aren’t sure what to get her this year. You’re tired of getting mum the same slippers and chocolates and want to show how much you care. Nothing says you care more than making a gift, and I’m here to give you a few ideas! I try to make gifts wherever I can. I love putting in time, effort and thought to create a unique present for someone I care for. When I make gifts I try to make them time and money efficient, I’m…

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    How to survive a toddler tantrum

    Luna discovered tantrums a few months ago and I swear I thought it was going to be the end of me. She would throw herself on the floor and wiggle around, screaming like a banshee. At first I would respond with shock thinking she was in trouble but I quickly learned that she was just trying to get her way. As a parent you will know that tantrums are inevitable. Your little one will cry when they want a banana then cry harder when they finally get one. It’s times like this you feel like throwing in the towel, but don’t. Your patience is a lot more helpful to your…