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  1. Nancy
    March 31, 2017 @ 8:50 am

    Hi Yesenia! Thank you for your honest take and sharing your awareness. Lately, I’ve been trying to be more aware of my ego as it relates to all areas of my life including parenting. I have listened to Dr. Shafali’s talks and interviews (I have yet to read her books but its on my audiobook list) and find myself always learning something new. I grew up in a traditional Mexican home (I’m first generation) and like you, heard a lot of the same things from my parents. I try to keep in mind that we are raising kids in a time where there is a wide range of information. I often feel conflicted and confused about how to feel as a parent because there is an overwhelming amount of stuff out there. But yes, I think keeping the ego in check and trying to let go of control or the need to look a certain way to others is key. Especially in the age of social media. But you got me thinking about being mindful of the guilt I may be inadvertently placing on my kids when I talk about the “sacrifices” I am making. Yay! Glad I found your blog.

    (I am nancitacarranza on IG-this is how I found you).

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    • Yesenia
      April 4, 2017 @ 9:32 pm

      Hi Nancy! Thanks for your comment! It is so nice to connect with other mommas who are having the same struggles. It is also so great to hear that you found the blog useful. Makes it all worth it for us!

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  2. Laura Cesena
    March 26, 2017 @ 7:21 pm

    Interesting question!

    I think the pendulum swings in both ways.

    Personally, a challenge for me is stepping back and allowing my child to show me how she wants to be raised/treated. More than providing safety, shelter, nurture, etc. Silencing my ideal, and tuning in her frequency and human growth style. W

    I think parenting is by far the most challenging journey I’ll ever embark on, but it’s selfless & selfish.

    For me the trick Is finding the balance to guide your tiny human the best way you know, to your ideal while honoring their rhythm of life.

    How do you live in harmony while their growth challenges your parenting style?!

    Ain’t it crazy how we evolve together, both child and momma?!

    Ok. Sorry to get hippy-dippy! This was definitely food for thought!

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    • Yesenia
      April 4, 2017 @ 9:37 pm

      Thanks for your comment Laura! You are so right on! The pendulum does swing both ways and we are in this constant dance with our kids and each other. It fascinates me to no end!

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