this week’s picks to nurture, inform, uplift & inspire moms & dads
“The phrase “working mother” is redundant.” ~Jane Sellman
As I have moved from stay at home mom to working part-time mom to owning my own business mom, I have come to the conclusion that there really is no such thing as balance when it comes to our family. It’s a juggling act, or even a balancing act, but not some sort of mommy homeostasis. When we put the pressure on ourselves to be balanced or to achieve “work-life balance” we end up with more pressure and disappointment (with life and ourselves). What if you accept that you truly are doing the best that you can, right now?
:: Listen to Brigid Schulte speaking to Terry Gross last March. Schulte’s book is called “Overwhelmed: Work, Love, And Play When No One Has The Time.”
“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.” ~ Barbara Bush
You’re married with kids and it seems like no advice applies to you anymore – no one can make YOUR marriage better, find more time, help you with your sex life, etc. But what if you could make it better…would you do what it takes? While I’m personally doubtful we can get to the place where our marriage feels like a honeymoon, I am eager to try! What one thing can you do to improve your relationship today? We can always make time for that which is important to us 🙂
“You are my sonshine.” ~ Author Unknown
I was recently on a mom’s forum and there was a mom on there who had just had her 2nd boy and was positive another child was not an option for her. She was really disappointed and sad that she would never have a girl of her own. I responded to her post and she emailed me and said “I can’t thank you enough for hitting the nail on the head for me and helping me to get out of that big slump I’ve been in ever since I found out my second child was going to be another boy.” Together with Kelly Pietrangeli from My Project Me, we want to share our experience with the moms who will never have a daughter.
:: We never want to leave the dads out, but sometimes we inadvertently do. Dads with daughters – want to know the three things your pre-teen daughters hope you know and remember as they grow up?
That’s a wrap for this week! Thank you for reading. And please share with a friend.
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