Does my heart good to look over and see my 13 year old-old soul of a daughter in deep conversation with my One Safe Place ladies at @dfwbirthday be very careful of the circle you surround yourself and your children with. They will influence them, one way or another #worldchangers#raiseemup#womenofhope
It’s so easy to go through our days with our OWN agendas and don’t take a second to think of what the day looks like through your child’s eyes. .
It was such a good morning talking with other mommas at our “Breakaway Moms” group, about the language we use with our children and how it can drastically change the outcome from our child. The bottom line we all walked away with, is that every child is SO different and what’s works for one, may not work for another. (I have some specifics we talked about if you want to know them!)
Every time we get together I am reminded of the best advice Lynley ever gave me (2.5 years ago when Mia was 2!) the 30 on 30 off method. Giving your child 30 min of your undivided attention and then give yourself 30 min to do what you need to do. This method works SO well for us yet somehow it’s so easy to fall back into constantly trying to multitask and everyone is frustrated!
Anyone have any advice for getting through the day being productive yet also giving your child what they need to?? .
Glad to Have the Boys Tag Along this week on their Spring Break . Brings back memories of how I use to tag along with my Grandfather as he went to minister from village to village , He would often tell me One Day you Will Do this but all over .
Many years later I now hope to impart that to my sons .
Helping your children navigate healthy friendships can sometimes be a bit tricky. As parents we want our kids to find friends that will treat them respectfully, make good choices, have similar interests, and help them feel included. The mere fact is, not every child is going to be this way. We have to let our kids know that we cannot control how other children choose to act. There are going to be kids that let them down and may even treat them unfairly. What they CAN control however, is the way they make decisions and treat others. Our job as parents is to train our kids to set the standard, and be the best friend they know how to be. These lessons are hard and can even be a bit rocky. However with gentle guidance and patience, our kids will be on their way to making healthy, lasting friendships. #raiseemup#parentingtip#parentinggoal#friendships#riverdale via @RiplApp
Such a powerful picture.
With being a mom, this hit me hard. Young girls are so impressionable with each and every thing they see you do or hear you say. One of the things I've always said to Kylie, kind of like a mantra I say to her when she's doubting herself... I tell her "you're strong, brave, and beautiful." And then I ask her what she is. And she repeats it. I made a point to make "beautiful" the last word because I don't want it to have the most importance. There's more to each and every one of us than what we see on the outside. Beauty on the inside is what should be nurtured.
I have to take a step back sometimes and remind myself that Kylie is watching everything. So when I make comments about my self image, what I'm doing is telling her that I don't think I'm good enough how I am. And what will that make her think of her own self image?
Raising a girl in today's world terrifies me. But I'm trying my best. This picture brings tears to my eyes because I want her to ALWAYS feel beautiful and good enough, without having to have the reassurance of other people. Until then, mama will be right here making sure she knows ALL of the amazing things about herself.
What does this picture say to you?
If you ask my kids who the strongest girl they know is they will answer their mom! Am I the strongest girl they know? Absolutely not, probably not the second or third either. But these kids have seen me go through hell. They have seen me fight for what is right. They’ve seen me cry for what I cannot change. They have seen me be bold for what I believe in. They have felt me love fiercely. I will forever teach my baby girl what it is to be a strong woman. I caught a glimpse of my strong girl today. She is such a sweet, kind, caring, and compassionate girl but she knows when to kick butt!
I have witnessed myself come a long way in the past few yrs I have reached goals and made some of my dreams come true with some of the most Amazing people by my side and one heck of a husband! But I have also failed I have been knocked down I have felt defeated many times but I will continue to learn I will continue to grow, I make mistakes and lately I’m learning to get back up! I’m setting new goals to reach, making new memories and I can’t wait to see what’s ahead! Those two up top they are my reason for everything 👪 #blessings#raiseemup#myhusbandrocks#momgoals#momlife#thefutureismine#familyiseverything
“Why do we vote?” “When can I vote?” “You get to use your voice?” “Who are we voting for?” “Good job, Mom!” Took these two turkeys to vote and nearly cried with all their questions. So thankful to exercise this freedom and choice! 💛 #raiseemup
Always ask yourself this question:
How beautiful does everything look? No matter how it appears at first we can always see more beauty in it if we try. The degree of beauty we can see measures how much divine energy we are receiving within us. Once we begin to establish a connection and experience the divine energy within us, everything begins to have more presence in our perception. Things stand out and we notice their unique shape and color. When this perception occurs, we can breathe in even more energy. In reality, the energy doesn’t come so much from things around us – although we can absorb energy directly from some plants and sacred sites. Energy comes from our connection to the divine inside us. Everything around us, both natural and man-made – flowers, rocks, grass, mountains, art, humans - is already majestically beautiful and present beyond anything most humans can perceive. When we open to the divine, we raise our energy vibration and thus our perceptual ability so we can view the world the way it already is. Humans already live in a world of immense beauty and color and form. Heaven itself is right here! Focus on the beauty and begin to breathe the energy within you.-James Redfield-
Tomorrow is #worlddownsyndromeday and to celebrate, I am taking the #321pledge . Will you join me?
Step 1: Donate $21 to @rubysrainbow (one of my fav organizations everrrrr)
Step 2: Pledge to be kind and considerate to peeps of all abilities
Step 3: Ask 3 friends to do the same
I support @rubysrainbow on behalf of my own children because I believe that every single person should have the access and resources to relentlessly chase their dreams. #loveoneanother#dreambig#workhard#raiseemup#rubysrainbow
“Peer pressure is not inherently bad or corrupting. It only has a negative influence when the peer group’s values stand in strong opposition to the values of the child’s home life.” (Ezzo)
One of the keys to preventing negative peer pressure is finding a like minded community of friends. These are families that have the same core values as you do, they are committed to these values, and they share common interests. Make it a high priority to find a like-minded community of friends. It will be a win-win for all of you!