Zen Mommy Minute: “I Yam What I Yam”

I can hear Popeye now “I Yam what I Yam…”. Parent or not, this week, let’s embrace the “I” that is our “true-self”. Let’s allow the things we do with our kids during the day, at their schools, etc.. to flow from these innate parts of our personalities…

not from only a sense of duty or obligation. Our children will see us in our bliss and learn that they too can love who they are and use their gifts on a daily basis to make a difference in the world.

Let’s parent in a way that is in line with our temperaments… not according to what someone else tells us is the WAY. Let’s parent in a way that deepens our spiritual lives because everyday we are coming to better know and love ourselves. popeye

What is your parenting temperament? Whether serious or silly, introverted, or extroverted, sporty or literary, a baker or a drive-thru king or queen… we each have a way of parenting that is closely linked to our personalities… our hobbies, interests and our just plain ‘ole natural “way of being” in the world.


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Published in partnership with Due Maternity. This week Zen Mommy is especially grateful for their stylish maternity clothes that help her express who she really is in the way she dresses… pregnant or not.

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 life coaching as Zen Mommy Coach and is the co-creator of the Yogi Parenting approach to positive parenting.