It’s How You Be

HOW to be a fun mum

Doing and being.

Sometimes it’s easy to focus so much on what I do that I forget that it’s how I am  — how I be — that carries strength.

When I look back at the times when my children were very young, it’s the moment in the grocery aisle where I chatted to my curious daughter about “that wired looking fruit”; it’s the getting down on my children’s level to look in their eyes; it’s the best days that just happened because we were in it — that I’m most proud of.  It’s not the baking, or cooking, or activities that I see as bringing the most significance to our relationship. It’s the living of life together as it happens.

Yes, it’s less about what I do and more about how I be.  And that’s the challenge, because it’s a much harder one.

Words by Kelly Burstow, Illustration by  Fiona Chandler (@fionakatesimplegorgeousstorage)

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    October 25, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    I love this – so true!

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    November 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    This is a lovely post – sharing the message via the infographic with credits to you and the illustrator on my parenting page on Facebook today at http://www.facebook.com/ConsciousParentingApproach – inviting you and your fans to come pass by and say Hello to us! I also hope to share your Dinner to Lunchbox Makeover ideas next week as part of our FUN & FITNESS, HEALTH & HYGIENE theme all November. Thank you so much for your parenting insights – hope to see you on Conscious Parenting Approach!! 🙂

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