Guilt says, “I’m a failure.” Mindfulness says, “I can do better.” Putting a positive tone to our pitfalls will bring much more success than wallowing in the muck of guilt.
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I know it might be hard to remember her, but that girl you fell in love with — she’s still here. Please see her: the ready-for-adventure, vibrant woman you fought for and promised to love forever.
I know that I’m a stronger adult and a better communicator because of experiences like these. I can politely interact with a variety of people, communicate my needs or wants, speak up if something is wrong, and ask the right questions to get information. I want our children to one day have these same skills.
Is anyone else feeling antsy and like it’s time to get the kids out of the house? There’s something for every member of your household happening in February, from nature walks to monster truck racing!
Wait! I wave my hands in a panic. Why are you talking to each other like that?! My eyes bulge in shock and surprise. I was so confident their shared bloodline would unite them stronger than the Spartans. Hello??!! Didn’t you read the words on the wall of my womb when you were in there? […]
Families that are not personally walking this journey should remember to be patient with those that are. Don’t take it personally or get upset with your friend when she seems preoccupied. The saying “You would do anything for your child” is exactly what this mama is doing.
As parents, how do we encourage conversation with our children – no matter their ages? How do we keep open lines of communication so that, as they age, we stay connected as a safe and trustworthy ally?