I have returned from Paris with a renewed sense of motherhood….
It’s like a light switch has been flipped on: I have begun to set boundaries around my work schedule (which previously was either all over the place or just all-the-time) and make significant room for family time. This includes volunteering at a place I never felt was important until now: my kids’ school. Sure we all know the value of volunteer work–people in general need extra help, teachers especially. But I never once saw that as being something that has a direct connection to my kids’ confidence at school before–so I’m focusing on being as present as humanly possible–both at school and every event and extra-curricular they have going on: gymnastics, tennis, horseback riding, homecoming….wait, doesn’t this put me back in helicopter-mom territory again? Hmmmm, there’s got to be a balance there too….We shall see!