Being the Perfect Mom

What does the perfect mom look like to you?  Does she look like you? It’s hard to see ourselves as being the example of “perfect.” We know that perfect doesn’t exist yet we continue to strive toward some ideal or standard that’s impossible to reach. Instead of accepting ourselves and our situations, we only focus on…

The Ultimate Mom Guide to Accepting a Compliment

Why is it so hard to simply say, “Thank you!” when someone compliments us? Especially as moms. It’s like we’re afraid to be seen in a positive light for some reason. We always dance around the response with deflecting, negative statements. Complimenter: I love that dress. You: Oh, this old thing? Complimenter: You look lovely today.     You: I…

Check Your Circle: Evaluating the People Around You

Happy Friendship Day! You know what that means–it’s time to leave the kids home with dad or get a sitter and go out with the girls! Wooohooo! But….before you go, have you evaluated the type of energy your friends bring around you?   Remember we talked about how important how important your village is? Friendships are essential…

Are you parenting out of fear?

Do you ever find yourself anxiously thinking about your child's future: Who are they going to be, what's their purpose, will they be happy in the future, have you given them enough exposure to the world, are they going to disappoint or embarrass you? You start planning their extracurricular activities that will pave the way…

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