Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Present Mother

If I had my child to raise all over again,
I'd build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I'd finger-paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I'd do more hugging and less tugging.
~Diane Loomans

The moment I became a mother, I made the choice to BE A MOTHER. To be there and to show my love with my actions not my dollars. My biggest goal as a parent is to not only raise my daughter with the tools that she needs to get through life but the ability to love who she is and live happy. This is the first post of a blog that will be about my adventures as a mother: from fun experiences, to cooking, to crafts, to juggling my business, to what I do for me, and all the randomness in between. Above all, this blog will be about enjoying this life as a mother and cherishing every moment.