I have been brought to my knees so many times in the past 15 years of parenting my sons. However, many of those times have helped me find ways to stay resourced and develop a “first aid kit ” for myself. My mind-body first aid kit has saved my life and kept me from running away so many times. No lie.
I remember when I got the guidance to go have a family. On my yoga mat in relaxation pose I heard the words, “this is easy for you, now go have a family and use that as your spiritual practice.” So I did. And easy, it was NOT.
So many times I have caught myself looking at other moms in envy. Seeing their social media posts that talked about how wonderful their kids were, with this accomplishment and that award.
My kids haven’t won awards. They refuse to play sports or align with any public institution. They are free thinkers, unique, creative, manipulative, and will question your authority till the cows come home. While some may say these are positive traits, these traits do not make parenting easeful in our modern society. Hence, I have developed my Mom’s Mind-Body first aid kit.