How to Parent JOY-Fully

I made this video for my girls. Mostly I just wanted to make them smile. I pulled together five second spots from random moments we caught on tape this summer.

At the time these moments were taken they seemed very un-important: waking up early and playing on our bed; swimming; put-put; go-carting; the park.

But when I watch them now, it hits me. These are not un-important moments. They are the most important moments of all.

When your kids are big and grown, what moments will you remember? What moments will your children remember? I’ll bet, like this video, it will be the little moments that leave the biggest impressions.

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Suzanne Tucker, aka Zen Mommy

In addition to mommy-ing to two magical girls and twins born in 2010, Suzanne co-owns a holistic health center with her husband Shawn in St. Louis, Missouri where she practices as a physical therapist, Certified Educator of Infant Massage and health education teacher. Suzanne is the Co-creator of My Mommy Manual and the online parenting course, Yoga Parenting. Ready for parenting to bring you more joy and less stress?