I know what it’s like to lose yourself as a parent, without even realizing it. Simple Non-Parent Joy Prior to becoming a mom, I cared for children for 11 years. Actually, I discovered 4 years prior to THAT, when I was 16 years old or so, that I have some kind of natural ability in relationships… Continue reading Becoming the Mom I Was Meant to Be
I’m experimenting with playfulness. What happens when I’m playful? What are the results? Yesterday’s results told me that there is nothing more relishable, magnetizing, and safer for a child than a playful parent. I’m starting to think that playfulness is the nutrient families are lacking and are deficient in and deprived of. And when we… Continue reading Nothing More Magnetizing Than a Playful Parent
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