Hi, I’m Corinne…
A 30-something Mama with three kids, a hunky husband and three dogs. Oh, and I’m also an Integrative Health and Mind Body Spirit Release Practitioner on top of all that. Life is kind of busy, but wonderful.
People ask all the time, how do you balance it all? Work, the kids, sports, working out, keeping your house clean and everything in between?
The thing is, there is no big secret.
I’m just like you – doing the best I can to be the best mom, make dinner on time and keep clean underwear in everyone’s drawers.
I never have it all figured out and I never do anything perfectly.
I never have a sparkling clean house.
I’m never completely caught up on laundry (but now that the kids are older, they do their own which helps a lot!)
I lose my keys all the time.
I’ve had kids for 10 years now and still can’t remember a thing unless I write it down on a to-do list.
I go to bed every night totally wiped out.
But I love being a Mom.
I have three kids and whether we’re running to another sports practice, making dinner and practicing spelling words or going through the bedtime routine, life is never perfectly balanced and I’m ok with that.
Balance is however you do it all the best you can.
But all those billion things we mamas do – the birthday parties, nighttime teething, the sports shuffle – whether they’re fun, hard, messy, heart-wrenching or turn me into a faucet of happy tears, they’re all life’s blessings and I’m extremely grateful for all the moments.
One of my blessing in my life is running The Pragmatic Parent because I get to help other amazing parents all the time. I love using my training as an Integrative Health Practitioner and sharing ways to improve your family’s environment & health, as well as my time as a Mind Body Spirit Release Practitioner to offer practical information about emotions and releasing emotional blocks for better balance and wellbeing.
I began this blog as a place to share my own parenting challenge like tantrums, and sleep regressions.
(Oh, so many sleep regressions, I get tired just remembering them all.)
My friends would call and ask what our routine was like so they could test it out.
They’d ask how to get their toddler to like vegetables or how we got our twins to sleep through the night at 3 months.
They’d ask how I could stay so calm when my son was on the ground screaming.
Or what magic potion I had to get my kids to listen when I asked them to clean up.
So I started writing…
I love to share what has worked for us, because it might just be the one thing you haven’t tried yet and will work like magic at your home.
I know you’re here for a reason.
- You want to have a thriving, happy and connected family.
- You want to be the best parent you can be.
- You want your kids to finally sleep through the night, so you can too!
- You want to learn how to stop yelling.
- You want to find balance and have more fun days than tough ones.
- You want to stop feeling burnt out and be happier.
- You want to give your children experiences, not things.
- You want to learn how to calm a tantrum before things escalate.
I know how you feel, because I want those things too.
You’re not alone.
The thing is…
All those things you and I both want, don’t just happen overnight.
They take a lot of effort, consistency and equal parts patience, coffee, pop music and La Croix.
I hope you find motivation, a clear direction and balance in your parenting journey.
While You Try to Teach Your Children About Life,
Our Children Teach Us What Life is All About
– Angela Schwindt
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