Last night my family and I played together! It was satisfying, and interesting how we all found a meaningful role to play, resonating with our unique personalities… I was the mama bird and my body made a nest on the couch. Our 4 yr old and 6 yr old sons were the birds hiding in… Continue reading What’s on the Other Side of Stressed Uptight Parenting… Hint: Playful Parenting
What?! I’m feeling tolerant. I’m experiencing tolerance… like a saint or a sage or something… This is weird!!! What a strange reprieve from constantly being attached to outcomes, wanting peace and harmony, striving and working for the “perfect” family life. Actually, throughout the last 2 days I am literally LAUGHING out loud at the idea… Continue reading Did I Just Unknowingly Cultivate Tolerance?!!?!
I failed for about two hours today at being a patient, calm, and connected mom. I am experiencing sadness and frustration. I feel regret. I wish I made different choices a couple of hours ago… As my husband is putting our sweet resilient children to sleep right now, I’m reflecting on how I’m going to… Continue reading Turning My Parenting Fail into a Parenting Win
No matter who you were before you became a parent – you are absolutely destined to be humbled, stretched, softened, strengthened, and more loving by the end of your experience of parenthood. This is something to take note of and embrace. What a grand service, to bring a soul through all the changes of body from… Continue reading The Dharma of Parenthood
Dear Father Time, I notice that I have some unexpressed/blocked energy with you and I’m ready clear the air so that I can create a harmonious, assertive, yet submissive relationship with you. Firstly, let me express that sometimes I go passive in my relationship with you. Sometimes you seem so powerful, and in the face… Continue reading Clearing the Air with Father Time
If we are indeed eternal spiritual sparks of consciousness, inhabiting these temporary bodies, then indeed we are not our mind, body, and emotions. Of course, we want to take good care of our mind, body, and emotions – yet these thoughts, sensations, and feelings that come and go, are just that: temporary. They are not… Continue reading Experience Your Experience
Hello and welcome to beingwithchildren.com. About This is a parenting blog which discusses relationships with children and the inevitable personal growth and soul expansion that comes with parenting. Association with young people is a beautiful, eye-opening, heartwarming, fun, and deeply rewarding adventure. Simultaneously, being with children is often a challenging, fear-inducing, frustrating, overwhelming, and exhausting… Continue reading Welcome!