Welcome Breastfeeding Carnival Visitors
A lot of people are making resolutions this time of year. I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions (partly because I don’t celebrate the holiday), but I do set goals for myself on an ongoing basis, including my parenting.
Do you set goals with yourself when it comes to your kids?
Right now I’m really working on my voice… lately I’ve been giving a lot of thought and focused attention on how the words come out of my mouth. I ask myself, if I said this to anyone else, would they be bothered by my words or my tone? Would I want my child to speak to me this way? Would I speak to a dear friend like this?
I’ve found that I’m not always as kind as I wish, and my tone doesn’t always reflect how I truly feel inside. For instance, if I need cooperation, I don’t want my voice to sound too cutesy or wishy washy, but I don’t want to sound mean either. I want to make sure that my words are calm and loving and yet clear and resolved where necessary.
What are your parenting goals? Here’s what some other natural mommas are aiming for:
~ Get some exercise (Breastfeeding123.com)
~ Plan ahead for quality family and couple time (BreastfeedingMums Blog)
~ Work on manageable goals (drink more water, volunteer, not overextend) (The Lactivist)
~ Get organized (Mama Knows Breast)
~ Do at least three things to support breastfeeding (Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog)
~ Consider what’s best for your child first (Momma’s Angel)