Learning to be Secure

My son was having a difficult time with self-control this evening. Even with knowing the consequences of his behavior, he choose to act out; losing his coveted tablet time for the rest of the day. So there I was, having my feathers ruffled by a 7-year-old throwing a 7-year-old temper tantrum, because I did notContinue reading “Learning to be Secure”

The 8-Minute Miracle Shift Every Parent and Child Needs

After an emotionally stressful day at work taking care of post-divorce fall-out, and wrestling with some personal demons, I drove directly to my children’s school to pick them up. They were in their after-school programs and being away from them all day, it had been my habit to make a bee-line to each of theirContinue reading “The 8-Minute Miracle Shift Every Parent and Child Needs”

The Nihilism of Parental Perfectionism

As a new mother, I was especially keen on how I viewed what would make me a better mother and what wouldn’t. I was very judgmental in my views of myself. My views became so narrowed in their focus, however, that I was missing the bigger picture. In trying to live up to an unrealisticContinue reading “The Nihilism of Parental Perfectionism”

Gratitude Changes Everything

It was Monday morning and my household had a severe case of the Mundays (See the movie Office Space for the full reference, caution: it will make you laugh). For most of the morning there was much bickering and it reached a peak on the way to the bus stop. It began to shift whenContinue reading “Gratitude Changes Everything”

Acquiescence of Suffering: Mother Part II

A Follow Up to “Mother” “Beautiful” played this morning as I drove to work in tears. It seems to be my attempt at balance in this time of deep and painful introspection while I clear.  After writing this post, I began to feel relief as I recognized that this clearing that I am doing rightContinue reading “Acquiescence of Suffering: Mother Part II”

Mother

Crying babies held to breast in love, Easy to care for physical needs. Eat, sleep, change, hold and then just repeat. As they grow, their needs start expanding, Teaching, learning, much to discerning, Mom feeling her own wounds more clearly. Her faith in the unseen comes and goes, Feeling, being, becoming open. In healing childhood heart’sContinue reading “Mother”

Stranger Danger: A Few Thoughts

As a survivor of sexual abuse committed  by people who were playing the role of my protectors and caregivers, I scoff at the idea of teaching my children the concept of stranger danger. This may seem counter-intuitive, allow me to explain.  Sometimes strangers are the ones that help when in an emergency. I don’t wantContinue reading “Stranger Danger: A Few Thoughts”

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