As parents, we want the absolute best for our kids so they can grow and develop into the amazing humans they’re meant to be. It’s not about being a “perfect” parent. It’s about taking imperfect action with loving intention.
In my adulthood, I’ve come to realize each of my parents took consistent, imperfect action and, damn, do I love them for it. I turned out alright. As a parent now, I’m doing my best to give my girls a fulfilling childhood ripe with opportunities for (self) discovery, fun, joy, curiosity, imagination, nature, and anything that fills up their hearts.
Are there times I could do better? Of course. But, I give myself a break. I try to be kind to myself, because, in addition to parenting, I’m being pulled in many different directions. I know you can relate.
So, I try to take consistent, imperfect action. That’s how I built our children’s garden.
And, I remember that when I give my kids my time and attention, they’re receiving my love.