As we welcome in the new year, I thought I'd take a minute to share five of my favorite posts from 2014. It was hard to pick just five! Enjoy!
1. The Story of How I Became a Parent Coach
I always love the back-story. I enjoy knowing people's journeys. It helps me get to know them and understand more about the road they have taken to get to where they are. This post is a little of my own back-story. It’s the story of a life that is so much different than I imagined but one where I am learning to live wholehearted and present in each moment.
2. Brake Slamming…Mama Yelling Moments
Have you ever had those moments when you are watching yourself from above and are desperately attempting to stop your “in-the-moment self” from doing and saying things that will break your child’s heart. Here’s the story of one of my moments and what I learned from it.
3. Why I’m Saying No More Sticker Charts
Motivating our kids to do what we want them to do is the story of most parents lives. We try bribing, we try punishing, we try yelling, we try pleading, we offer rewards. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. I’ve thrown out the sticker charts and here is how I am working towards motivating my children in a different way.
4. Throwing Out the “To-Dos”
This is a post I often come back to. It’s a reminder to live present in each moment rather than living for the lists I’m checking off or the projects I’m working on. I read this post and I smile at the memory and continue to make more. So if you find yourself overwhelmed by the “to-dos” on your list, read this post.
Do you long for joy? I do. I long for it to fill my life and overflow onto the people around me. I use to think that joy was found in what I had or didn’t have but I’m finding that joy comes more when I let go and walk with open, trusting hands.
I hope you enjoy these posts and that they offer you some encouragement. I believe each of us has the ability to live and to parent wholeheartedly no matter the circumstance of our lives. It is my joy to partner with parents to support and guide them on their journey. Contact me today to find out how we can work together. 503-805-9021 or Hannah@foundationsplc.com