I recently read a quote that said “Motherhood has the greatest potential of influencing a human life.” Please take a minute and let that soak into your life and how your mother influenced you.
I realize that I’m a newbie but I believe I’ve been practicing for this phase of my life because I had to struggle to get here. It was difficult at moments but those moments made me who I am.
I’m that girl that had to struggle to learn about life and grow from it by sharing it with my family, friends, and my tribe of followers.
Early in our experiences with children we recognize how they can mimic the smallest thing and the biggest thing based on what they observe. We think it’s adorable because it is. We may also find it disturbing if we realize our actions, words, or beliefs, can impact them negatively if we’re not giving 100% to the current situation we’re in with them at any given moment.
I’ve learned that children see everything we do and everything we don’t do. They’re our greatest mirrors.
Over the last few years, I have decided to not have magazines that target women’s insecurities just laying around in my house to be around my daughter. She doesn’t need that and to be honest, I don’t want nor need them anywhere in my space. It creates a space where insecurities can run wild and I’m just not into it.
I’m enough. She’s enough. You’re enough.
I also don’t want my sons to think that’s real, those magazines are not the reality we all live in. Which leads me to Instagram land.
I’ve had to go into my daughters private account and delete and block various companies and even people she knows. Why? Because she’s an adorable little sponge that soaks up what she thinks is appropriate but it’s not.
I can’t let her see the IG accounts where women wear thongs to work-out, suggestive imagery about their private time with their men, and a complete lack of ownership of what those images do to other women that are not able to do the flexy / bendy / twerky poses that sadly floods our social media channels.
Instead I surround my girl and boys with positive friends that will impact them in deeper ways than any of the shallow could ever dream of doing.
Example: I’m obsessed with snapping pics of flowers, sunsets, the park, and the sky. So now my mini likes to do the same!
When I leaned over and saw her snapping this picture, my heart felt SO full.
She shares what I share. She likes what I like. She wants to wear anything I own. She … There’s so much that will impact her during her journey on earth. All we can do is be the positive influence.
I just pray that I can help her become a strong woman that isn’t afraid of life and will be confident with herself to know she is enough.