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Parenting – Play, Laugh, Love

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Play. Laugh often. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Simple truths to help keep parenting and life in balance.

Recently I’ve read several posts about how quickly the parenting years pass. Each post resonated with me, and I reflected on my parenting journey. I’ll admit that sometimes life is hectic and I’m not as present in the moments with my children as I should be. So, I’ve consciously chosen to be more present and it has been great. When I play with them (really play, I’m a good pirate) nothing beats the twinkle in their eyes.

My oldest daughter is in middle school. I am blessed to have a close relationship with her. She confides in me and asks my advice about navigating her friendships. Middle school is a tremendous growing experience. Meeting new friends, exposure to new classes and ideas makes her world bigger and our conversations more interesting.

She has grown into a lovely young lady. Long gone are the days when I held her small hand in mine to cross the street or felt her warm breath on my neck as she naps. I still hear “I love you mom”, but she doesn’t say it while holding my cheeks and hugging me tightly. No longer do I see her brown eyes asking for one more lullaby. She has traded the I love you more than game for TBH on Instagram and Good Night Moon for mystery books.

What I do have is a smart, strong, confident daughter who is successful in the classroom, on the soccer field, and in life. I am so proud and love to watch her fly!

When I reflect on how quickly the years have passed, I cherish the moments with my Little H’s. Small hands to hold, sweaty sleepers who want to share my bed, and big kisses are gold. I will have plenty of years to sleep through the night. Right?

One of the things I love about MoonMaker is being in the baby industry. Making parents and babies happy is an awesome job!

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All the best,