Thinking like my children—with courage, curiosity, and creativity—brings me enormous amounts of energy.
You have to just let go of the mess and see it as a creation the way our children do.
I don't want to only see the good when I look back. I want to see the good in this moment, that is right in front of me.
Our children test us, many times every day, but we choose how to react.
Now I step back and I tell myself to look at it differently—to accept what is and change the way I am feeling about it. When I do this things start to go right again and more positivity comes back to me.
We had good friends over for breakfast this weekend. They are friends from our life before children who have become great friends after children. I believe that we choose our friends and our friends make us be better people. With lifetime friends like this, we have seen each other evolve from young social singles to married couples with a baby and now to families. More children at our gatherings have brought more chaos as well I've learned to prepare as much as I can in advance so I can just enjoy their company…continue reading →
Balancing being a woman, a wife, and mama is hard work. One thing I have found is that if I don't put myself first. If I don't prioritize time in my day for me, then I cannot be the wife my husband needs, the mama my children need, and build the home environment that we all need to be our best. It's not easy to find time for me with two children under three and one more on the way. But I make it happen because I know that nobody is responsible for…continue reading →
I once heard someone say, "choose love" today. I have to remind myself of this often as a parent. This morning I woke up early like I do every morning with the hope that I will have some me time. Time to myself, doing yoga, meditating, and writing is the way I like to start my day. It doesn't matter what time of day you choose, I believe every mom needs some time for herself in order to be her best all day. Happy wife happy life so they say. The toughest moment…continue reading →
Though we made our children, they are their own beings. With their own paths and visions and talents and strengths.