It used to be that everyone decided on their New Year's Resolutions this time of year. Then most people realized that they weren't keeping their resolutions even into February... so now the trend is to set New Year's Intentions.
This is a trend I can get behind and something I've done myself for the last few years. It's not about hitting the gym, or losing weight, or making more money. It's more about your overarching experience of your year to come.
So I invite you to ponder what is the EXPERIENCE you'd like to have for the new year as a mother? What is your motherhood intention?
How would you like to invite yourself to grow and evolve on your motherhood journey? Keep it simple. One word is preferable. Something you can easily stick on your fridge or your bathroom mirror to set the frame for your life for the year to come.
Maybe you'd like to be more PATIENT toward your children. Or more PRESENT. Or more PLAYFUL.
For me, my motherhood intention is LOVING ACCEPTANCE of my children. It's about meeting them where they're at and loving them there, without trying to make them anything they're not.
And as with many things related to motherhood, it often starts with our own experience within ourselves. So in order to practice LOVING ACCEPTANCE of my children, I will start with lovingly accepting myself.
So what is it that you truly want to experience this year?
And then hold a mirror to yourself... and allow your new experience to flow to your relationship with your children.
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Katherine Aucoin, Motherhood Counsellor
Hi Mamas! My name is Katherine and I'm a motherhood counsellor and a mom to two little boys. I'm here to offer tools, insights and support to help you be the best mom you can be for your children AND yourself.