"As a mother, I can't be everything to everybody. There comes a time where I have to recognize my limitations, and model self-compassion to my children. I have to let myself off the hook, and recognize I can only do so much. If mothers aren't willing to be merciful toward ourselves, and we aren't able to be compassionate to ourselves from time to time, how can we fully extend compassion and mercy to others?" How an ordinary "simple" dental procedure has reminded me to be merciful and compassionate toward myself.
Parents have to field a ton of questions from their offspring on a daily basis. Recently, my husband looked at me with a pained expression on his face, asking, "How long does this last?!" I simply snorted, and informed him I usually remind myself that our son is only asking because he is truly curious - … Continue reading Aggravating Cuteness (Day 26)
The more I considered the Write 31 Days challenge, the more I realized my theme can't be narrowed down to one word. Trying to choose a category under which to file this during the challenge was excruciatingly difficult, since I write about "Faith & Inspiration," but also "Family Life." As I struggled to narrow down my … Continue reading Unexpected Work Leads to Introspection (Day 2)