As a new mom, I struggled with the challenges of parenting. My kids didn’t sleep when they were babies, so neither did I. I felt blindsided when my oldest ventured into the “terrible two’s” and threw tantrums that would shake a building.
Somewhere through all the struggles of being the very best mom I could be to nurture my children and help them grow into amazing human beings, I lost myself and my identity as a woman.
One morning after yet another sleepless night with my 3-month-old baby, my 2-year-old son was in a downward spiral of toddler tantrums and I was ready to rip my hair by the roots and throw in the towel. What happened to the funny, driven and intelligent woman who used to greet each day with enthusiasm and delight?
I realized that the real me was dying inside. Right then I knew I couldn’t keep going like this, so I set out to find solutions that would keep me from plummeting head-first over the brink of sanity.
On this quest for answers to my parenting woes, I began to notice all the other moms who were just as lost in their children as me. In spite of the forced smiles and eye makeup, their misery was evident in the dark circles under their eyes and strained looks on their faces.
Seeing myself in their struggles, I knew this was no way for any woman to live. After all, how is a lost and exhausted mom going to effectively raise her children? I set out on a mission to find a solution to save the sanity of other moms lost in the role of motherhood.
I began researching, writing, and founded Magnifying Minds LLC, a company passionate about showing parents the amazing treasures that are our children and providing powerful resources to learn about ourselves, our children, and how to create a nurturing environment for raising amazing children.
And you know what? I discovered that parenting can be easy and fun!
How to Give More to Your Kids
When you are on an airplane, their safety presentations instruct you to make sure you put your oxygen mask on before you attempt to help others. If you don’t, you will end up needing help yourself because you won’t have the strength to even take care of yourself.
As a parent, you’ve got take care of yourself first in order to have anything to give to your children. The more you take care of yourself, the more you will have to offer to your children. It’s really amazing!
When you take the time to give to yourself, to put your own “oxygen mask” on first, you’ll be a better parent than if you tried to do without. It’s truly a win-win situation.
So join me in learning about yourself and your kids. Let’s be the best parents we can be so they can grow up to be the best people they can be. We are raising the future of the world. Let’s make it a bright, beautiful future!
Here’s to you!