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  1. bosssybabe says

    Great post by Mummy Conquering Anxiety. Sharing the load (if this is possible in your household) is a good first step to distributing the “wealth” of responsibility. I also always feel it’s important to find some joy in what you do and if you don’t then I believe in making time to find that joy elsewhere outside of the things you HAVE to do (i.e. a job you hate). Uninterrupted and undistracted family time is also important as you mention- I find that so much of my daughter’s communication is nonverbal and just through cues throughout the day. It’s up to me as her parent to listen to those nonverbal cues and help that guide my interactions with her. Thanks for a thoughtful post!

    • Shelly DS says

      Glad you enjoyed the post! Undistracted time is definitely vital in any relationship, but more so when raising kids. I’m glad your daughter has an attentive mama!

  2. petespringerauthor says

    So much wisdom in this post. I’m going to focus on hugs. I’m an affectionate person. I think I inherited this trait from my mom because she was always this way. My dad came from a strict German upbringing and they didn’t hug in his family. I missed hugs from him growing up. When I became an adult, I thought, “This is dumb! I’m going to do what I need.” When I came over for a visit, I’d always hug him before I left. I noticed it became easier and more natural for him as grew older. I’m the same way with my adult son. The lesson for me is even tough guys need hugs.

  3. Rebecca Jo Anthony says

    Thank you for this beautiful and vulnerable post! <3 I most relate to fear of "Nothing Time" … The habit of feeling like every waking moment needs to be productive and have a worthy purpose is a hard one to break.

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