What to Expect from our Mom & Toddler Yoga & Music Classes

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times". These may be the first lines of the classic piece of literature, A Tale of Two Cities, but they could also be the title of a memoir describing daily life with a toddler. These little people are so darn fun and SO utterly exhausting! They seem to be here specifically to call us to dig into our deepest wells of peace, patience and forgiveness. There are moments, most likely at least once a day, when mothering a toddler when you say to yourself, "I have no idea how to do this" or "I am SO frustrated!" We get it. They are testing their boundaries. They are growing and changing at exponential rates and they are testing you constantly. 

Our team at Seed & Song gets it. We are in the midst of mothering toddlers. We are still trying to figure out how to not throw your own tantrum when dealing with your toddler's tantrum. This is exactly why we have created our Seed & Song Mom and Toddler class. We want to teach our toddlers how to speak, explore and play with others. Even more than this, we want to teach them how to be strong, how to find peace and patience within themselves, and how to be kind. We need this for ourselves too. Our toddler class is fast paced, full of amazing music, yoga (for mom too!), art, and play BUT at the heart of this class are the principles we know you are trying to live out and teach your child. We will be fostering a space to take a breath, be kind to our neighbors, and love each other.  

Passing in a Blink: A reminder to find presence in parenting

How sad it would be to realize one day that we were not awake, aware, alive for these years, these days and these moments. We hear they pass in a blink. We hear it over and over. But these moments can feel heavy and days can drag on. Sometimes this “blink” we hear of seems ridiculous. But sometimes it does not. As we teach our children to walk and as we pack away their baby clothes, they begin the journey into independence. It’s what we intended all along. It’s what babies do. It’s what we did.

So while babies are small, while toddlers toddle, find depth and presence, even in the chaos. Connect truly and act consciously as you parent. Enrich, enliven, engage. Build a foundation of strength and love, of honesty and acceptance. Invest in these moments, even the challenging ones. And as our babies begin to walk, to ride, to journey and take flight, we will know that even though it was a blink, even though it passed quickly, we were there. We were awake, aware and alive, and they will feel it too.

Remember to find depth and presence, even in the chaos.