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Mom Organization Skills 101

There is no greater reward than being a mother, but believe me, for all those expecting moms out there, you sure do have your work cut out for you in order to earn that reward. It was only when I had my second child that I realized, being prepared for any scenario was better…

How Do I Choose the Best Professional Cleaning Service

Keeping your home clean can be an exhausting task, especially if you have to squeeze it in between the chaos and work and keeping your family in line. And if your life feels like it’s nothing but cleaning and tedious chores, perhaps it’s…

How to Keep Your Pool Clean Without Using Chemicals

The weather is getting hotter and hotter, and if you haven’t done it already, you are probably getting ready to open your pool and start the swimming season. Having a pool in your backyard is wonderful, but it requires quite some effort before you…

Yesterday at the park, I noticed a child rolling down a hill.  She laid herself flat on the grass, rolled all the way down then got up smiling and ran up to do it again.  My first reaction to this was 'oh gross!' because I kept thinking about the dirt and bugs and possible animal poop on the grass.  Then, suddenly I had a distant memory of doing the same thing dozens of times when I was a kid.  I tried to dial back my germaphobic reaction and tried to see things through my inner child.  Well, it took quite an effort.  So does that mean that my inner child is fading away?  Does that mean my innocence is lost?

I started to feel bad about that possibility of lost innocence and being a grown-up with no inner child to draw from.  I mean I do believe that kids should be able to have fun and explore and be free sometimes.  Yet when I see them with a dripping ice cream cone or playing in the dirt.  I focus on the mess and want to stop them instead of letting them enjoy it.  Maybe that is what happens when you become a parent and have to worry about the consequences of laundry or sickness or injuries.  My mind jumps to those possible consequences rather than enjoying the moment like the child does.

So maybe I need to reconnect with my inner child again and let myself get messy and free with the kids sometimes.  Maybe a risk of bugs and boo-boos is okay now and then just to connect with my kids on their level and see the world through their innocence.  It might even be fun and make the laundry and bandages that follow seem not so bad!

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