30
Jun

Beautiful Mommy | Beautiful Child

The other day, I read a Facebook post that has resonated with me.  It basically stated that we, as mothers, do not often notice we are beautiful.  In fact, we do the opposite.  Often, we say to ourselves and outloud, to those around us that we are not beautiful.  We point out all of our physical deficits, or perceived deficits.  How many times has someone complimented you, for you to only refute what they've said?  

Most of us will tell our children how beautiful they are, how special they are, and much more.  But do they really learn it simply because we've told them?  Of course, our negative self-talk is not helpful to ourselves.  Interestingly enough, it is also detrimental to our children.  Have you ever realized that your children are listening?  Children learn from our actions. Showing them a lack of self-love, teaches them a lack of self-love.  If we say our positives out loud, we may not only start believing them, our children will likely start believing it about themselves too.  
When was the last time you told yourself you were beautiful, just as you are? When you start saying it out loud, you will undoubtedly feel odd.  Then, a funny thing will start to happen, you will start believing it.  Your child will see the difference too. A mommy that believes she is truly beautiful will result in a beautiful child.
17
Oct

Daddy Helps Mommy with Pre-K Homework

Well, here is an honest moment for all of you mothers out there.  I needed help with our son's Pre-K homework.  Turns out this Super-Mom doesn't know it all after all.
We were almost done with his homework.  The last task was really lots of fun.  It involved cutting and pasting items that rhymed.  Should've been easy as there were only 10 items.  Only one problem, I needed help with 4 out of the 10!  I quickly thought, 'I'm stumped.  I can't believe it.  This is hard.'  Looks like I'll fail if they ever come up with a show titled, "Are You Smarter than a PreK'r?"
The 4 items were pictures of a net, airplane, the number 10, and a chicken ... or so a thought.  Clearly, they don't rhyme.  At the same time, my husband was on an important conference call.  I thought, this will stump him, but I've just got to know the answer to this.  And at least I won't be the only one stumped. Plus, if he's on the phone, he'll never be able to figure it out & I won't look and feel so bad.

Here's the problem, my husband knew the answers!  When I asked him, "How do these rhyme with "net" and "10", he said "jet" and "hen" in a millisecond!  Wow!  I married a genius ... or wait ... is it that I'm now the "slow" one?  How did he do that, while he was busy on the phone?  All I know is, he looks a lot smarter to me.  And now I know I need help with Pre-K homework.  Very humbling moment indeed.  Kudos to all the single parents out there that figure it all out on their own!  You're amazing!  And Daddy, thanks for helping me with our son's homework, you're the best 🙂

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