I love my kids. It’s something I say every day. To them. To Eric. Really, to anyone who will listen. They are both amazing individuals and I’m so lucky to be their guide in this crazy thing we call life. That said, there are moments when I want to cry. Moments when being a parent just seems like way too much. Moments where the to-do list seems impossibly long and there are not enough hours in the day.
When Sarah at Prenatal to Parenting asked me if I’d like to take part in the 10 Week Peaceful Parenting Challenge and blog about my experiences, I hesitated for just a moment. Did I really have time to add one more thing to my plate? Did I really have time to take 30 minutes out of my day to do something else? Then I thought about my kids. They are worth it. In 5 years, it won’t really matter if my house was spotless or if the laundry’s all done. However, it will matter that they feel loved and supported with all of my heart.
The challenge starts in just over a week on July 8th. Each week, there will be a write up about what peaceful practice you need to put into place that week. I will be blogging about the experiences at the end of each week. I promise that the posts will be honest, raw and open. If I feel like I’m failing, I’ll tell you. If I feel like I’m doing an awesome job, I’ll tell you. It may be hard, but I owe it to you and to me.
I hope you’ll take a moment and head over to the Facebook event and consider joining us. If you do, I’d love if you would post your comments each week on the blog or on the event page. I’d love to hear how others are doing with the challenge, so that we can support each other with it!
p.s. Have a fantastic long weekend!!!