Monday, January 28, 2013

Being Hands ON while being Hands Free

@belleanbeanzer easy back elastic opening available in romper and roo styles

@belleandbeanzer's big love blanket, shaped like a heart with "wings" making it an easy extension of you while you nurse,  an easy swaddle, play/changer mat and the unique "heart shape" design is perfect for strollers: doesn't get caught in the wheels!
we love this post below (via @handsfreemama). it's a simple reminder that we can create powerful opportunities for connecting even when were crazy busy. belle&beanzer believes that dressing your child is an intimate time of connection and we design opportunities for that into our line by creating garments that are easy (and soft, sweet and meant to last) 

this post is great reminder to create time where you are giving full undivided attention when connecting with your children. here's the added bonus, YOU benefit too! a few minutes fully tapped into your child is like a big gulp of feel good. you're bound to feel refreshed, more a live and just happy.  


"Putting away the electronic devices during 3 specific times in my children's day has made a huge impact on my ability to grasp the moments that matter. I frequently revisit these words by Dr. Janet Lansbury to remind myself of these 3 important times. She writes, 

" ... this study affirms that our children are especially desirous of our attention at certain sensitive times:

* when we reconnect after a separation
* when they are performing or exerting themselves (like on the soccer field)
* during meals

When parents text on the car ride home, check email at the soccer game, or are glued to their laptops during social or intimate activities like mealtimes, they aren’t providing the connectivity a child needs.

Physical proximity to a loved one is not enough for any of us. Even our newborn infants know the difference between the distracted parent and one who is really with them. Our spouses, friends and older family members might ask us to turn off our devices. As the study shows, our children probably won’t. Our babies can’t ...

Honest acknowledgement of this issue can only make our lives better. Since reading the article, I’ve already become more conscious of setting some new boundaries, carving out more sacred time with my kids. The effort it takes me to unplug is making me value the time with my children even more — it feels all the more special.

Modern technology is unquestionably a blessing. And its biggest gift of all is the realization that life’s best moments happen when we can put it away. "
-Dr. Janet Lansbury

Click the link to be reminded of the most important times to be "Hands Free." May it offer a chance to grasp a precious hello, a smile from the field, and meaningful dinner conversation in the week ahead."


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