Submitted by Jenny Wise
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For many stay-at-home parents, inclement weather often means a headache. Whether it’s too cold for the kids to play outside or it’s been raining for several days in a row, it challenging to keep stress and anxiety at bay when you have to find ways to entertain and educate your little ones indoors. This is especially true for parents who work from home; how can you be expected to get your work done when there’s chaos at every turn?
Fortunately, there are some simple ways you can help your child find fun and learn a little something at the same time. From picking up a musical instrument to doing a science experiment with common household items, there are tons of things for kids to do when the weather won’t cooperate.
I heard this song by Neil Diamond the other day and while I have heard it before, it gave me cause to stop and reflect on the words and on my life. As I look around, I wonder how many embrace the choice to have happy endings, happy beginnings and happy everything in between. There was a time in my life when I wasn’t sure that happy endings could be real for me.
Maybe you have gone through an event, a situation or an experience that you couldn’t imagine there being any happy endings? Maybe it was a health issue for you or a loved one, a change in your career, or a change with a relationship that left you wondering how you would find your way back to happiness.
Last week I delved into what it means to Be You as it applies to my life and living. And I played with this concept of Indulgence.
Sometimes what we don’t know or what we aren’t willing to know, can be what holds us back. These can be beliefs or values that we have always taken for granted as true and working to better our life. Believing that I couldn’t be a radio host, because I didn’t know how to produce a radio show, could have kept me from being on the radio and sharing the insights that inspire others. So often I have stopped myself because I didn’t know how something could happen. I didn’t know how to publish a book, and that happened, but only when I said, “Yes” to it.
What if we don’t have to “know” how to do anything, before choosing it? And we could allow ourselves to indulge in the possibilities instead?
Mary shares her desire to create different possibilities for families and individuals who are looking to live a more conscious and aware lifestyle. BE YOU Parenting is for parents who want to BE all that they truly BE and to allow their kids the same privilege.