I have been struggling a bit with what kind of journey I want to take you all on with my blog. After speaking with my husband last night I realized I am trying too hard. What can I say? Old habits die hard! In my efforts to give you all some practical and thought provoking blogs, I have been straying a bit from who I am and my purpose. I also realize it is because of my own fears.
I'm a homeschooling mom who prefers close relationships with my kids as opposed to detached ones. But most importantly, I am psychic. I blogged about this before in The Psychic Housewife - Yep, that's what she called me! It has been so interwoven into my life that it is hard for me to remember that not everyone knows how to tune into their intuition, especially when it comes to parenting. My abilities help me choose close friends that support me; when I really choose to listen to it!! They help me figure out exactly how to integrate something I would like the kids to learn about into our lives in fun ways. They help me figure out what is going on with my kids on a daily basis.
I know there are skeptics out there, even among my current friends reading this. All I have to say is start reading about the lives of the most successful people on the planet. One of the things all of them talk about is using your intuition. I believe that in order to be a successful parent you must learn to tune into your intuition in your home life as well.
Just as any skill is easier for some people than others, it doesn't mean that it can't be learned if someone really wants to. The same thing applies to fine tuning your intuition. What really challenges most parents, and I have been one of them, is being able to distinguish between pre-programmed reactions from your own past and the current situation with your kids. It is only through constant practice and awareness that you can learn to start separating the two. When you do, you can begin to not only become a better parent but can also start to heal negative influences from your own past and current situations. What more could a parent ask for?!?
How do you start the process? It's pretty simple and requires absolutely no money out of pocket. Get rid of all of your parenting books and magazines and be present with your kids. Really get to know them! Once you can do this you will start to pay more attention to how you are feeling and most importantly why. Are your feelings based on fear that stems from external influences, past or present? Or are they authentically in the present moment closely connected to who your child is? If you can start making a constant habit of paying attention to that one question, you are well on your way to being the parent your child needs.
As a Parent Coach and Mentor, my passion lies in empowering parents to make the best decisions they can for their children and their families as a whole. As a well-trained coach, I can be your facilitator and accountability partner for long-lasting, meaningful change that has a permanent, positive impact for your family. By focusing on the values that you hold most important in your life, I can help you create and maintain the type of parenting relationship you want to have with your children, now and into their adulthood.
I am a homeschooling mom of four children in Massachusetts. I am also the author of a book called The Herbal Beverage Book, which can be found on amazon. When not coaching, writing or spending time with the family, I enjoy Hayao Miyazaki films, new and classic Dr. Who episodes, anything related to American history and a great glass of mead.
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This blog is a collection of thoughts, articles and perspectives I have at any one time. While I am pretty consistent in my beliefs, life changes and evolves along with experiences. You may feel a connection with me through my writing yet I never want any of my readers to misunderstand that the connection you feel is with a perspective I have shared and not me as a person. I am continually humbled that I am able to connect with my readers, and I hope to continue to be able to for many years to come, but it doesn't make us connected in any way beyond this. If you connect with what I write and know me as an acquaintance, this in no way reflects that I have any knowledge of you, your situation in life or that I am writing with you in mind. It is merely that I have shared a human experience that most likely very many others have had has well. This also goes for anything I post on my Twitter account, Facebook Page and Facebook personal page. I wanted to make this disclaimer as clear as possible so you know that any misunderstanding you choose to have is not my responsibility.