What would you like for Mothers Day?

Spend some time alone every day. Dalai Lama

What do you want for Mother’s Day?

Do you feel like flowers are beautiful but not necessary; that candy is delicious but will only show up on your hips next week; that breakfast in bed is thoughtful but you just know that you will have to clean up the kitchen afterwards; and jewelry is so expensive and really, when would you wear it? Then perhaps the best present you can ask for on Mother’s Day would be some alone time. It’s free and probably what you are truly longing for anyway. Ask for the gift of being able to sleep in, the pleasure of reading a book without interruption, or perhaps going shopping all…by…yourself.

You will be recharged and able to enjoy the kids so much more when you return from your rendezvous with yourself. Best of all, you can “cash” it in anytime. And if the Dalai Lama thinks it’s a good idea, then it must be true!


by Claire Gawinowicz, Certified Parenting Educator

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