Sometimes we get in our own way. We sabotage a nice day by beating ourselves up for not "getting enough done" or not being "perfect." It's time to stop it. It's time to learn from our toddlers. Look, life has... Continue Reading →
I usually sneak off to write while my daughter naps. I'm so lucky that she's a reasonably predicable and solid napper. This is one of the things that has me conflicted right now. You see, I have a younger sister,... Continue Reading →
Now, the second option is not quite as restorative for me, but it's great mother daughter time. It's good for her to see Mom exercising, even if she doesn't understand. It's important as a mom to not lose sight of who you are. You take on a new identity, but it doesn't have to replace your previous identity.
Looking good stems from feeling good. It comes from confidence. It comes from focusing on your overall health, not just your looks.
Seeing family together like this reminds me why the work I do is so important. It reminds me that helping other families live healthier, more fulfilling lives is important work. It's allowing more people to have moments like this- more moments with their healthy children and healthy parents. With so many variables out there these days- so many unknowns in our food and personal care products- doing the best we can to do our part to live a more sustainable and less toxic life is important.
Then I realized traditions are routines. This trip is just as important as potty training. Her spending time with her grandparents in the same way her dad was raised- experiencing the same places, tastes and sounds is important. We might lose a little potty progress, but we're gaining a foundation on which we can build a strong sense of family. Of tradition.