Some days are all "hurry up!" "get into the car!" "finish this work project" and "clean the house before the in-laws arrive!" (Been there. Cleaned that ?.) But we're big fans of the slow and steady. Of unhurried breakfasts with baby. Of simple habits that teach our children kindness and compassion. Of unplanned snuggle sessions that stretch on for hours. May you find the calm this week—and ways to be kind to yourself, too. XO, TeamMotherly P.S. There's nothing more kind you can do for yourself than allow yourself the gift of free time. UrbanSitter allows you to book a verified sitter on-demand, from your smartphone. Ahh, we feel better already. Baby this week: Baby can now recognize the names of many objects. Try this: Introduce facial features and body parts through pointing games, "that's mama's big brain!" and songs like "The Hokey Pokey and "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes."