“Be who you needed when you were younger.”
Ayesha A. Siddiqi said it and her quote describes where I am in life as a woman, wife, and mom. Especially since my kids are no longer in diapers!
Being at this level in life has provided opportunities for me to share growing as a woman and parent.
These situations remind me of the old saying “it takes a village…”.
The village is somewhat different nowadays.
The village isn’t so much as in person anymore. It’s more of an online village, with information accessible through blogs and social media.
Regardless, I’ve decided to expand my focus here on the blog, to incorporate topics outside of raising tweens.
My purpose in this expansion is to create an environment where women can gather to get/share advice on topics they may not have had with their own mothers, especially moms with girls. I want to steer a generation of moms to have sensitive conversations with their girls in order to eliminate a generation of “mean” girls.**Guys, you are definitely welcome to chime in, as many of you are right there with us raising your girls. Moms of boys, many of our conversations here can translate to help you raise your boys.
I’ve defined and committed to certain intentions to help me on my journey of making mom progress:
- Being present in my own life by hitting the pause button to take in what’s happening “right now”
- To get after “it” – “it” is whatever I need to lose the fear over and just simply go after what I want
- Parent with love, respond instead of reacting and keeping the conversations alive
- Loving others, even those I consider “unlovable”
- Being consistent by lining words up with my actions
- Letting go of perfection (ok, this one’s gonna be tough!)
- Inviting and participating in more laughter