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April 28, 2007

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Jackie

Wonderful post! It makes me sad to think of women putting so much preasure on themselves. I think the longer I parent, the more I depend on my children to show me what works and what doesn't. I measure my success by our relationships. There are ebbs and tides--times when I see I need to do more, times when I need to do less, and times when we can be still with our closeness. And I must be honest, my children giving me hugs; whispers of love; giggles when I joke; sharing their dreams and their dreads; and all the little notes with questions, complaints, or appreciation are my validation. Images of my kids comforting each other, snuggling together with a book, and chasing each other in the yard are my trophies. And I can't get enough of any of it. Yup, I do love those trophies!

Kimberly

i'm bookmarking you for later reads-ing......

Kimberly

I made it back..... What a good post. Sometimes I still get a twang in my heart or liver when my friends show off their kids' report cards and awards from school..

but it doesn't take much for me to realize what matters in reaisingmy children and that we don't need a piece of paper from an establishment with low standards.

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