Consciously Raising Kids

If there is one thing that I have learned while raising kids, it’s that I am so much more conscious of who I am.

When kids are younger, it’s the norm to do pretty much everything for them. We cooked their food, cleaned up after them, bathed them, did their laundry, then put it away.

As the kids get older and start naturally taking on more responsibilities, it really shifts into this next phase where these mini adults are learning to thrive in their life.

When I remind them for the 8th time, oh wait that was just one of them 😂 inside family joke, but on the topic of asking… “Can you please put your laundry away!” … and then remember the basket sitting on my foor and the shirts still on the drying rack. 🤦‍♀️

Or after using a dish or utensil, give it a quick rinse so that it’s much easier to clean! Then I remember those nights I totally did not feel like cleaning the kitchen and guess what… it only got worse!

Lead by example!

Being a parent and learning to live a more holistic route, has heightened my consciousness to an inspiring level!

The past year has been interesting. Honestly, even given the lows that each of us felt, but I will only speak for myself, it’s been the best year for personal growth, by far!!!

To live consciously and feel in alignment, positive energy flow. Awareness to face any challenges and shadows of your life. To free your mind of past burdens and live a life you love.

To be an example to my children. To love the life we live. To laugh and have fun. To understand and be compassionate when shit hits the fan and focusing on what is within our control and what isn’t, allowing myself to process those emotions.

Being a parent has made me realize how important it is to understand that our energy truly is the basis of our mental and physical health. To model that for our children and all while doing so continue to rise up myself.

Choosing to not live in a “do as we say not as we do” home. Being conscious about our choices and possible consequences. Yes this is a topic with food that used to happen all the time. Until I began to honor my body for the food it chose to avoid and focus on what I can eat.

That being said everyone has made mistakes. If I am feeling frustrated and snap at my kids, honestly, I have learned the best thing to do is call it out, recognize it and apologize “I am sorry I snapped at you, I was feeling frustrated and I shouldn’t have taken it out on you!” Then allowing myself to feel, my feelings. The biggest benefit I have found is Forgiveness. Whether someone emotionally hurt me or I hurt someone.

Forgiveness truly sets you free. It has empowered me to be a much better mom and wife because I am living out of love vs anger or regret. Once I learned that Forgiveness, does not give that person permission to hurt you. You are extending love. To someone who is purposely mean or harmful/hurtful to someone else, they are hurting inside. Its true when people say they “carry baggage” in relationships, its true! For all kinds of relationships, not just romantic! Allow yourself to process emotions, to feel your feelings and shine a light in the shadows.

Living consciously, as a parent is being a model to your children. Living authentically, teaching vs telling, life learning, holistic health options and always encouraging them to always ask Why?!

Honoring when downtime is needed and normalizing that time for everyone in the home. Paying attention to how the energy feels, check out using the Bagua Map for Feng Shui in the home! Its SO fascinating!!!

Pick up a journal and a pen and just let it flow. Get “it” out of your head. Rip it up or throw it out if you need to. Respect each others personal space.

Learn about holistic options for your health and wellbeing! I highly recommend your base be a beautiful collection of essential oils, honestly a collection can be a few if you are just getting started! Commit to learning more, pay attention to your body and when it communicates with you. Read labels and support small business whenever possible! Be an example to your children, that you do have power in what you buy, choose to invest in health and wellness. Actions – Consequences!

Patience is a freaking virtue and so is giving yourself permission to sit on the couch after work with a bowl of popcorn to write this blog. 😊

Stretch and move your body. I am so much better at this in the warmer months. When it’s cold out my body truly does want to “hibernate”. I’ve noticed the kids inspire us in a big way with this! Balance your energy, get grounded, the warmer months are awesome to be in nature barefoot! Get out in the fresh air and breathe! Clear chakras and embrace energy alignment! Body strength as our ultimate weight. We truly do have all we need in life. When you shift your perspective, it’s awesome to feel the alignment!

Published by Your Life As Art Essentials - Pamela Zmija

My name is Pam, I am a nature and lifestyle photographer, biz woman, number cruncher, oil lover, healer and most important, a mom and wife. I inspire and educate mom’s and their families to become the true architect of their life to learn real, simple and affordable ways of positive change in their lifestyle to be healthier and happier… naturally by being empowered and educated in their own homes! I am creative and conscious about the value of a dollar and am driven by goals and dreams! #oilyphotographer #doTERRA #EssentialOils #YourLifeAsArtEssentials #PCOS #MentalHealth #ADHD #ouroilylife

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