Good social-emotional health for you ladders up to good social-emotional health for your kids, Mama!
Sounds about right. 😂
Happy Father’s Day from my totally crazy, totally “us” family to yours! 💗 photo credit @kimberli_ransom_photography
I’ve literally walked by these @hilaryhorvathflowers flowers over and over for months at the little speciality shop in town, @providorepdx. I finally shelled out the $14 I’d thought about spending each shopping trip but never had before. For the past seven days I’ve woken up to these on my dining room table and my soul literally LIGHTS up when I look at them. So glad I finally invested in this small way of bringing itty bitty bits of joy to my day ON THE DAILY. It’s such a little thing — it’s 6 or 7 flower stems — but it’s also a big reminder that, as busy mamas, choosing things and experiences that are simple, fulfilling, and beautiful is always better than picking ones that are complicated, busy, and unsatisfying — for our kids and for ourselves. 🌺 #modernmommydoc
I spent the weekend making giant daisy chains outside with this little cutie, finding bugs, exploring by the creek, being outside TOGETHER where the WiFi was weak and the sun was shining. Our kids thrive when we give them the gift of one-on-one time, of attunement, in the simplest forms. 🌼 #modernmommydoc
As busy moms, we’ve got to prioritize. The best advice I give (and take)? If you want to do ANYTHING well, don’t try to do it all. On the blog this week (link in profile), I talk about some of the things successful mamas let slide in their pursuit of balance and joy. ❤️
Our kids look to us to show them how to look on the world from the moment they come into it. We get to show them all that’s good and amazing and beautiful but we also have a duty to show them what’s wrong and must be changed. They look to us to show them what it means to be the kind of person who cares deeply about other people, especially people who have been disenfranchised and oppressed. Our kids are watching the way we treat others and they’re watching what we do when we have opportunities to fight injustice. Do we cower, or do we actively combat it? As parents, we teach our kids to stand up against racism by doing it ourselves. #blacklivesmatter photo credit: @kimberli_ransom_photography