I cannot believe the number of things I have to tell you this week! However, I am making myself take the day off to celebrate the fourth with exercise, friends, and family. When I return Tuesday you will finally be able to see our new place unveiled. This week you will hear of a new gadget I have acquired, a fantastic furry friend, and some surprising news even for me :) I can't wait to fill you in on it all, make sure to check back every day this week and have an amazing fourth of July!
I recently finished a book by Brene Brown titled, DaringGreatly . It really moved me, and I am definitely still processing it. At the beginning of the book I wasn’t resonating deeply with the topic of vulnerability, as most people will tell you I am an “open book”. I will answer most questions without holding back and love to deep dive into good conversation. However, what I came to realize through her many examples is that we all wrestle with vulnerability, guilt and shame throughout this book even if is more momentary than constant. I gleaned SO MUCH from this book that I did not anticipate, and I thought I would share this Parenting Manifesto that she put right at the end of the book. I am printing it and framing it for our nursery, as I think it communicates some deep parts of my heart cry for parenting my kiddos well. I hope this resonates with someone else as much as it did with me. I needed these words to remind me that parenting is not a checklist,