We are home from a mini-break away.
But … Here’s the thing.
The trip away wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, and it wasn’t at all what I wanted.
Freezing cold cabins in the middle of winter, are not really my idea of fun. But because the accommodation was marginal, and actually upsetting to me if I thought about it too hard, we spend most of each day out and about doing fun activities.
We sat in hot pools in the snow, we walked and played in snow in the sun, we went off the beaten track to places that we hadn’t been since having children. It was fun for the kids to go to Tekapo, and Mt Cook, and the clay cliffs.
I went walking every morning and evening with the dogs, which was beautiful, and fresh, and really was the only thing that was bearable, under the freezing temps, and low cloud.
It’s not my kind of holiday.
I can completely acknowledge that and own that.
I’m a beach person, a summer person, I live for the sun, salt, sand, and warmth. I love being in humidity, and sweaty, and hot!
But it was the perfect little break away for the kids.
They got to get out of the four walls of our house. They got to do different things, see different things, survive different things, and they had a break.
Of course the next two days are going to be about surviving the tiredness and all the washing, but I can already feel that the energy is different. The kids are really glad to be home. Really glad that they are warm again. Happy to have TV. Happy to have their toys, and happy to have space from each other too.
I’m tired though.
Two days of not sleeping and the struggle is going to be real. It is going to be about keeping my temper, and my frustration level down, and it’s going to be about me finding the ‘moments of perfection’ in my day.
If I can find the perfection in the little things, then I can slowly build my Energy back up, and keep on track with my parenting in the way that I want to. By not letting myself get caught up in drama, and emotion, or in reactionary parenting, then today could be one of those really successful parenting days even if I am really tired and struggling.
And this is why I have created a new programme for you – “Finding Parenting Perfection in each Moment – 14 Days to Learn the Right Kind of Parenting Perfection, bring up your Energy, and Become the KICKARSE Mum that you Want to Be”.
My upcoming programme is all about figuring things out in a successful way, and with clarity about what you really want in your parenting.
It’s about letting go of the guilt of making ‘mistakes’ and ‘getting it wrong’ and instead focusing on how to get more things to go ‘right’.
By learning to focus on the ‘Moments of Perfection’ you can make a massive leap forward in your parenting journey, and with keeping your own parenting goals clear in your head, bring up your Energy, and actually be the Mum and the Parent that you’ve always wanted to be.
You can ABSOLUTELY be the parent that you want to be, and this new programme, “Finding Parenting Perfection in each Moment – 14 Days to Learn the Right Kind of Parenting Perfection, bring up your Energy, and Become the KICKARSE Mum that you Want to Be” is just what you need to get started.
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Stephanie Davis is the leading expert in ‘Parenting by Personality’ and coaches mums on raising KICKARSE and SUCCESSFUL children at every age and stage, from early childhood through to the later teenage years.