No, I do not have a twin. I just wanted to show you one of my favorite pieces of art which we happen to have hung by a rather large mirror. What I wanted to show you is how this piece of art reminds me of my “boundaries”.
Boundaries (in art and in life) are a beautiful thing. They give structure and form when they are present and can be sorely missed when they are not. Listen to this short video for more on the topic of parenting and boundaries.
What are some of your biggest challenges in the area of boundaries and parenting? Mine is not to “rescue” my children when I think they “need” me. Today when I noticed my oldest daughter had left her lunch at home, I reminded myself of my goal to be the “guide by the side… not the “sage on the stage”… and instead of driving it up to her school, I put it in the frig for tomorrow. Have you thought much in terms of boundaries and parenting? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.
This Zen Mommy Minute is published in partnership with Due Maternity, a great place for maternity clothes. xoxo
Suzanne Tucker, aka Zen Mommy
In addition to mommying to two magical girls born in 2000 and 2003 and expecting twins in Jan of 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. Certified in a number of healing and life education approaches, Suzanne offers ongoing tips on parenting and is the co-creator of the Yogi Parenting approach to positive parenting.