The other day I was looking online for hearty, simple recipes to add to my kids’ lunch menu.
I came across a whole category titled “Cook With Only Five Ingredients”, which I happily clicked on.
Turns out that even in the field of free, online recipes you need to look for the “small letters” on the bottom.
Because almost every recipe called for no less than 6 ingredients.
It was those naughty “Pantry Staples”- the salt & spices, the oil, the lemon and vinegar.
Yes, in the cooking world some things just go without saying.
And I sat there wondering—what is it in the parenting world that goes without saying? What are all of us expected to know, that hasn’t been spelled out yet?
What are the Staples that every mother should have in her own pantry?
Our tool box is full. If you’ve been around for a while, it’s probably overflowing with materials and advice. Yet somehow, even though we follow the recipe, it doesn’t come out as we expected.
Because just like the salt from the pantry that brings out the flavor in the food, some fundamentals need to be solidly in place for parenting tools to effectively work for us and for our children.
So today, after 14 years of trial and error with quiet a few parenting approaches and methods, I want to share my experience with you so that you can take any parenting knowledge and experience you have to the next level.
So if you’d like to take your parenting to the next level—from wherever you’re at—today’s video will get you moving in that direction.
Now, this is what I would like you to do: take a moment right now to ask yourself,
What do I know for sure about being a mother?
Think of that one thing (or two) that is so crystal clear to you, that no obnoxious behavior or bad parenting day can change.
And if you’re in that confusing stage of parenting where it’ all feels like one big blur, what concept that we’ve talked about today would you like to internalize that would make parenting more meaningful to you?
I would love to read your comments on the blog.
Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts and valuable experience.
Make yourself a wonderful week!
P.S. If you’re like me, you like things to be practical so that you can take action. So in the upcoming videos I share with you more of my most loved parenting tools and concepts that I’ve integrated into my parenting over the years.
I will also discuss some classic parenting notions and beliefs that are just begging for a makeover…