Mother’s Day and Life Lessons

IMG_20180513_183633_1This past weekend was Mother’s Day, and I was so lucky to be able to spend the day with my children, husband, in-laws, and parents. It was a wonderful weekend. I had brunch with my in-laws and then got to go hiking in the mountains and have a picnic outside with my parents and kids. It was a perfect day.

Every Mother’s Day, I tend to reflect on my life and my children. I have been very lucky to have such a wonderful group of women as role models in my life. From my grandmothers, aunts, my mother, and mother-in-law, and friends who are mothers, I have been surrounded by strong women who love their children and do whatever it takes to keep them safe and happy (within reason!). It is because of them I am the parent I am today.

One thing that all these wonderful women have in common is that whether they are financially sound, going through hardships, divorced, or in a stable family unit, they all do what they think is best for their children. And I think that is all that can be asked of mothers and fathers alike. I think the biggest life lesson we have to accept as parents, is that no matter what we do, someone will think it is wrong and someone will think it is right. 61zcar04Y-L._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_

Ultimately, if it works for you and your kids, and you aren’t putting them into harm’s way, you are probably okay.

This past weekend, to celebrate Mother’s Day, the book Amazing Moms was released by Hogan Hillings and Elise Cohen Ho and features 115 mothers from 12 different countries. Each mother is asked about life lessons that they have learned as parents. I am excited to announce that I was included as one of the 115 moms featured in this book! If you want to learn more about the life lessons I have learned, along with the other 114 moms featured in this book, you can buy the book on Amazon.

I hope all you moms had a great mothers day, and remember, just keep on doing what you’re doing!

 

 

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