Biggest Challenge of Being a Mom
My challenges change as my kids & I change. They change schools, friends & sports. And with that I change hobbies, routines and other responsibilities as they evolve. The consistent challenge is keeping a balance. The balance of my life and all it’s entities to be synchronistic with each of their worlds, and all that is important and sacred to them. Whatever that might be.
Being a Don’t Sweat Mom Means
When I am clear of what the MOST important facets that need to be in place for health and happiness of my entire family, I am a “Don’t Sweat Mom” That can only happen when I repeat my mantra throughout the day.
A Wish For Other Moms
I wish for other moms, to have the clarity to distill down what is the most important in her soul, for her family. Upon realization the finite sentence that gives her peace, a real peace that calms her and assures her that she is ‘whole’ when this one action is accomplished.
Favorite Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms Chapter
Chapter One is my favorite chapter (even though I have a close 99). This chapter is titled, There’s No Such Thing As A “Perfect” Mom. The words “Burden” and “Fairy-tale” are words the author used in describing the attachment we have to unachievable ideals. She puts it eloquently simple, “Give yourself permission to be authentic…”. Such a gift!
I am a married mother of three wonderful children. I have a son in High School, a daughter in Middle School and a son entering Kindergarten. I adore being a mother and am acutely aware how fast this time raising my children is flying by and they will all be out of the house in a blink of an eye. It is important to me to be in the moment, to look my kids in the eye when they are talking to me, especially when it is something that they are passionate about or an accolade they are sharing with me. I appreciate and honor Kristine Carlson for writing this book and starting this movement that is a blessing to all that read it.