My first born broke me wide open. 💔 She disrupted all I knew to be true about myself, my beliefs, my reality. She challenged the depths of my willingness to surrender, to expand, to humble myself. I knew I wanted to love her, but I didn’t know then that I would have to heal + learn to love myself first.
Now, five years later, I am a mama to four precious souls. I do not take this responsibility lightly. Do I do it perfectly all the time? Absolutely not. But I serve a forgiving God who extends grace for my imperfections.
I created this “cheat sheet” as an extension of my Breaking Free journal guide (link in bio), but remember there are no shortcuts. Both resources allow you a concrete tool to reflect upon as you approach your day as a parent. Both encourage you to be mindful + intentional + realistic about what it takes to break cycles + rewire old responses. Don’t expect yourself to do ALL of the things all the time. Don’t beat yourself up when you forget or fall back into old ways. Just pick one or two each day to focus on + continue showing up. Over time you’ll realize that these tools have become a part of you. The more you use them, the easier it’ll be to have them as a constant in your life.