Life is hard. #Music makes it better. Time to make it better. For you, this week’s #SonicTherapy:
- Jann Arden: These Are The Days
- Gus Gus: Mexico
- FM-84: Atlas
- Madonna: Give It To Me (Remixes)
- ATB: Contact - Ilan Bluestone: Scars
- Empire of the Sun: Two Vines
This gem of mine turned 35 today and we couldn’t help but use his birthday to do a spoof on parenting 🤣
He’s such a good sport... but in all seriousness though, he has the hunger of an infant... and he really is that “thrifty.”
° 📸 By/Repost @meghan_mosakowski
You know those days where your kids don’t listen to a thing you say, like allll day. They’re defiant and loud and bouncing off the walls. Your patience is thin and you raise your voice a few too many times. You’re exhausted by the time the day is done.
I was feeling a bit overwhelmed tonight so I started thinking back to my childhood and what I did and didn’t remember. I remember snuggling with my mom watching movies. Playing board games with my dad. Family baseball games in the backyard. I remember eating dinner as a family at the table. I don’t remember my mom ever worrying about every single bite of food we ate. I don’t remember them yelling. I don’t remember them ever being too distracted to be truly present with us.
Here’s the thing. I know they had days just like today. I know they felt like they weren’t doing a thing right either. Sometimes when we’re in the thick of this day to day, it feels like our kids are going to remember every bit of it. Every time we raise our voice or have our own moments of weakness. They won’t. It feels like the house has to be tidy even though within 5 minutes toddlers will destroy everything we just did. It feels like we have to do everything right all the time. But that’s what makes us so exhausted. And over an entire childhood, they’ll remember most how we made them feel. I hope that when my kids are grown and they think back on their own childhood they’ll say...we laughed a lot, there was music and fun and life, my parents played with us and read to/with us and we had the best family adventures. They’ll know then that discipline and structure was what helped shape them into the good people they become and that parents are just people learning this whole thing as we go. I hope they’ll say there wasn’t a day that they didn’t feel safe, supported and encouraged to be exactly who they are, and so so so loved.
The more we try to be perfect the more we lose our joy in the day to day. So tonight I’m reminding myself of this and next week is another new opportunity to let them be little and messy and full of energy. To embrace each day by just being perfectly imperfect together. ❤️
Be around the light bringers, the magic makers, the world shifters, the game shakers. They challenge you, break you open, uplift + expand you. They don’t let you play small with your life. These heartbeats are your people. These people are your tribe. •
So honoured and grateful to have spent the weekend at a conference learning along side our bestest of friends who do nothing but uplift and inspire us. We love you! Your growth is inspiring to watch.
Such a sweet image and love the black and white conversion! Thank you @dxnb96 for sharing with us!
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