This week marks my 3-year blog-o-versary. When I first started, I thought that I could share short stories of what was (and was not) working for me as a parent that you could read while you drank your coffee on Saturday morning. The blog was about things I was doing with my kids. My goal at the start was to give parents ideas on ways to teach their child. Some of the ways worked (The Drama Scale), while others didn’t work at all. Writing the blog made me look at things differently and over time I started to realize the things I was doing was only a part of it. Parenting was also a lot about me – how I was taking care of myself, how and why I was reacting and what my expectations were – were also key pieces to this parenting puzzle. In order to be the best parent I could be, I had to also work at being the best me I could be.
They say that you teach the things you most need to learn. Over three years and 151 blog posts, there certainly has been a lot for me to learn. Parenting is definitely not easy, especially on those days when you feel like no one is listening and you’re repeating yourself a million times an hour. But then there are the days when your kids surprise you and show you they’ve been paying attention all along.
Little did I know that writing this blog would also lead me to becoming a certified Life Coach. If you need help or encouragement or both to becoming the best parent you can be, send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll set up a time to talk!