5 Ways to Model Self-Acceptance for Your Kids

5 Ways to Model Self-Acceptance for Your Kids

5 Ways to Model Self-Acceptance for Your Kids

My kids know that their mother is silly and quirky. I own and state this often. I model self-acceptance often.


Why?


I am notorious for tripping over myself. They see these things, and I name it for them. It is who I am. I embrace it so that they, in turn, can embrace who they are.

It is so easy to become embarrassed over situations that are outside our comfort zones. To worry non-stop about something we said last week, or forgot our wallet at home. When we embrace these moments of less than perfectness, we send the message that accidents happen, we learn from them, maybe laugh a little and move forward with our lives.

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Girls and Self-Esteem: 3 Ways to Strengthen Your Love For Yourself

Girls and Self-Esteem: 3 Ways to Strengthen Your Love For Yourself

Definition - Self-Esteem: confidence in one's own worth or abilities

You determine what your level of confidence in yourself should be. No one gets to decide that for you! I have a close friend who wakes up every morning and the first thing she does is look in the morning to tell herself how amazing she is! Because of my own insecurities, I used to think that was weird but woah, she was just ahead of the game. She was and still is so confident of herself that every morning that is the first thing she focuses on.

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Ladies: I Urge You to Get Out of Your Head

Ladies: I Urge You to Get Out of Your Head

Seriously, Get Out of Your Head!

How many times have you spent just running through your to-do list?

How often do you just miss out on a special moment because you are playing out scenarios from the past?

How do you feel when you realize you just spent another ten minutes worrying about the laundry?

I get it, you are a thinker. You need to process what is happening in your life. You feel this urge to make sure you are making the best decision at every moment. It is important to make informed decisions but what happens after you've settled on something? Do you start thinking about the next big decision? Does the cycle just start up again? The next big decision needs to be made, so you sit and ponder what is the next best course of action.

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Find Your Joy in the Simple Things in Life

Find Your Joy in the Simple Things in Life

Find  Your Joy in the Simple Things in Life

Every year on my birthday, I spend a lot of time reflecting on my past year on this earth. I look for areas I could have improved on and count my many blessings. My birthday is next week and the reflection has been in full swing for a few weeks now. The area of my life that stand out the most is the beauty and joy that I find in the simple things in life

I've gotten to a place where I enjoy the quiet in the mornings. I fall asleep to the sound of rain. The sound of my son's laugh makes my heart warm. Seeing my husband smile at me when he gets home from work, makes me utterly happy

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Only You Can Decide What Success Looks Like for You!

Only You Can Decide What Success Looks Like for You!

Only You Can Decide What Success Looks Like for You!

Our society places an emphasis on success. However, there are so many definitions of the word that we all strive to meet. There are benchmarks, data points, accolades and just general compliments when we achieve something that others deem to be best.

We’re taught many things in school, but how to define success for ourselves isn’t one of them.

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