For the week of Wednesday 22 January through Tuesday 28 January
There will be a lot of cuddles and baby talk and loud laughter this week. You’ll search and find every single minute you can spend together and your baby will love it. He or she would rather live their best life than sit on your lap? Rejoice! You are raising an independent and strong little human. If you can find a bedtime routine that seems to work, stick to it. Reading a story, bouncing and cuddling, giving them a bath... Anything that you both enjoy is good.
If you have had family trouble lately, you’ll be amazed by how resilient toddlers can be. Your little one will be back to their usual self (that includes the good and the not-so-good parts of their personality!). Seeing they were not impacted by your adult things will be reassuring and comforting in your parenting style. If you are a solo mom, you probably need to find some me-time, even if it’s just about taking 15 minutes to read while you commute.
You’ll feel taken into a swirl of good news, but one unexpected event (or encounter...) could put you off. Don’t reassess your entire life based on that one unpleasant thing and remember it’s all about perspective. If your boss wants you to stay later or come to the office on a day off while you already had family plans, try and postpone the work, not the kids. Spending quality time with the teenagers in your home is always a good idea.
Pluto puts everybody back to work. Whether it is your professional or your personal life, you could feel as if a bunch of clouds was hanging right above your head. Remember your core values, don’t waste your energy and pick your battles, or you’ll start next week exhausted. If your family is part of the things that bother you this week, do not make radical decisions, keep the conversations neutral and wait for the storm to pass. Everybody should wake up out of it within a few days.