Giving kids the best choices and chances for life success.

My life so far is a culmination of the choices I've made. I've made some good choices and I've made some terrible choices and I've learned a ton along the way. Each decision I made brought me closer to the person I am today. If I had the chance to do it again I'd probably change a few things but overall I'm grateful for the opportunities and lessons that life has given me. I believe they have made me a better person. But every day I look at my children and I pray they don't repeat my mistakes. I wonder what they're making of it all. How much do they actually listen to the lessons I'm trying to send their way? How much will they learn from watching my actions? I want the best for them and I try to surround them with amazing people and opportunities for growth. It's…

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Living Unapologetically.

What is living Unapologetically? Have you ever thought about what it means to be living unapologetically? Whose life are you living anyway? How many times do you apologise on a daily basis? Of those Apologies, How many are essentially for not living up to other peoples wants, needs, ideals and expectations? How often do you stop to think about what your own real expectations are? What do you really want and need to live a happy and fulfilled life? We live in a world where practically anything is possible, but we all know we can't have everything, so I think we should probably pick more wisely. So often we get bogged down and distracted by other peoples priorities, that we rarely get to think about, let alone move toward living our own self-crafted life. Living our pre-programming. From birth we are taught how we must live. Our lives are pretty…

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25 subjects your children should be able to discuss honestly and openly with you.

A message to mom and son 25 subjects your child(ren) should be able to discuss honestly and openly with you. In response to your recent question, here are my top 25 subjects that I believe we should be able to discuss openly and honestly with our children, regardless of age or sex. Human Rights Commitment to lifelong learning Life goals and hopes for the future Relationships, loyalty and commitment Peer pressure, Fashion, make-up and external validation (keeping up with the Jones's) Mindful (dis)obedience Peaceful conflict resolution Identity and self love/care Culture, religion and spirituality Emotions and feelings Money and wealth creation Homelessness Seeking mentors and positive role models Discrimination Media Influence, marketing tactics Personal safety and responsibility The functions of the human body and brain, health and wellbeing (diet and exercise) Internet safety Bullying Stress management Assertiveness Puberty, sex and sexuality Running a Business Panning, time management and organisation skills…

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Life Growth Lessons For Passionate Purposeful Parents

There are lessons everywhere if you're willing to look for them. I'm always on the look out for things to learn from. I am as grateful for the challenges as I am for the triumphs. Here are some of the lessons life has been teaching me lately.  If you're like me and you actively seek learning opportunities in everything you do you might find these life growth lessons interesting. Please share when you're done. *This post contains affiliate links. 1. Nobody Is Going To Come And Save You As much as it can seem like a negative thing, I see self-reliance as a blessing. I appreciate the fact that I have the ability to take responsibility for my self. My actions and results are based on my effort. I have nobody to ask for permission or wait on for action or results. So what are we waiting for? I'd say…

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