I think I received the best bit of parenting advice yesterday. It is so simple, but it is everything. Ready? Here it is: Model happiness for your children and everything is going to be A-OK. Of course, truly being that happy person can be tricky (at least for a person like me). But I do believe that everyone must work at happiness. There are many opportunities to fall off the path, but it is what we all search for in this life.
So, I am making a commitment to focus less on all the little "dos and don'ts" of being a mom (for myself and my kids) and focus more on living a happy life.....I already know the things that make me happy and the things that don't. My kids will be so much better off for it.