These clothes held a special meaning, they've traveled with him from when he was my age until now. Out of all of the clothes that I borrowed, there's one item that I managed to hold onto - his old denim jacket. I left home with that jacket and moved across the country. Who would have thought, so much could be taken away from an old tattered denim jacket?
When I hear the words, "Summer Vacation" it sends shivers down my spine. I have three children, who I love, but the summers can be intense. Check ou...
I realized this week that there are some significant parallels between what happens on that field and what I see in my coaching practice with high impact women. These little soccer dynamos have a few behavior patterns that can shed some light on what we do as grownups.
That's the thing with humour -- it has this magical ability to lighten the mood immediately. Changing a boring old parenting request into an invitation to play, we'd salvaged the morning and had a ball in the process.
Toting a 1-year-old, a 3-year-old, and a 7-year-old, plus all their diapers, sippy cups, and random toys, is the equivalent of carrying around 50-lb weights while running a marathon. People ask me how I stay in shape, and I say, "Jillian Michaels DVDs," but I actually mean, "My three children."
Before I had kids, I washed my hair every day. I know, I know, crazy right? But there was something about washing my hair that I just loved. Now, I'm lucky if I wash my hair once every three to four days. My new motto is, "a dirty hair day, is a great hat day!"
The Vice Principal at our son's school called to tell us Riley had gotten in trouble for pulling on a female classmate's pants. He hadn't pulled them down, mind you, but her parents were very upset when she told them the story, and they brought it directly to the principal the next day.
We've had our son for a year now, and while it's been a steep learning curve, we've got a pretty good handle on the basics.
So turn of the computer, put your cell phone in another room and crack open a good book. And be sure to inhale the pages deeply. Books tend to have a wonderful smell as well.
There's so much we're unprepared for when we become parents. Life changes in ways you knew it would. (Yay for functioning on three hours of sleep!) But it also changes in ways you had no idea. (Thanks for the head's up that teething lasts for literally two years.)
This is how we all grow. And, at the end of the day, when we find the grace to understand that the people we admire most are not perfect, that sometimes they make poor decisions, they struggle or suffer, then we have the grace to forgive those things in ourselves as well.
This exercise helped me to understand how many great things happened in my life. Without planning and expecting anything. I am grateful for all the challenges life gave me and all the people I got to know in my journey.
I'm doing my best to stay on the path to mastering my skills. I've only been writing for about a year. The thought of what it requires to become great makes me have second thoughts about trying--almost every day. But I keep going. Why? Because I love it. To know what I want to do with my life and to avoid it is sinful.
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For someone, who was born and raised in the slowed pace, easy-going lifestyle of Oman, there came a point in my life, where I was yearning for a perso...
It's a phrase that has been uttered by countless people who have experienced heartbreak and struggled to recover from broken relationships. I should know because I've been there. As have you, I believe? If so I feel your pain.