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My Greatest Parenting Failure: Losing Me

I knew this day would come. I knew I couldn’t keep going forever. A four yearlong part playing the greatest role of my life –a parent. An all-consuming role where being me, it has turned out, simply does not cut it.

I wanted to get this one right. In my mind there was no room for error and so I put everything into it and more. I was not good enough for my children in the early days. I didn’t know enough about them and I didn’t know enough about parenting. I was still being me and was failing.
So I stopped being me. I was a parent and I wanted to be a good one.

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