My One Piece of Parenting Advice

No matter how old my children get, they continue to be the sun, the moon, and the stars to me. Though they no longer live with me, they are still top of my mind: their successes, my thrills; their bad days, my lows. Their successes are what prompted me to write today because frankly, I am beaming with pride in the people they’ve become. (Sorry if this is embarrassing you two!) How would you define success for your adult child? To me it is seeing my child happy, being passionate about what she is doing, and contributing to society in a positive way.

I remember vividly the thought I had the day the nurses handed over my first, all ready to leave the hospital at 2 days old, with her new mommy & daddy: “How will she survive? I do not have the slightest clue of what I’m doing.” The poor thing! Little did she know how green we were. How nice it would have been to have a crystal ball to look into the future & see that it would all turn out just fine.

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10 Days Ago My First Pull Up, Now My First Blog Entry!

I’ve wanted to start a blog for a long time but never really had a good enough reason… Something’s changed, though… Over the last 4 months, I’ve had a huge transformation and it’s not only changed my life, but it’s made me want to change other people’s lives. And in this day & age, the best way to do that is through a blog. My biggest fear is that people will find me boring and my subject matter blah. But as they say, you need to face your fears, and I am willing to take that risk if it means I can make a difference. I do have some comedy writing experience - I used to do an annual Christmas letter and it was quite the talk amongst my friends & family around the holiday season. (Maybe I’ll share an old letter in one of my blog postings….) And I do have a technical writing background so if I have to write a blog post that includes step-by-step procedures, I’m golden. My plan is to write about various topics...

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