Are you now ready to take the Fabulous Mama Challenge? What does it entail? Are you willing to make the commitment?
To me being a Fabulous Mama does not mean striving for parenting perfection, but rather parenting connection, and that means embracing the idea that although we are responsible for the relationship we have with our children, we are also constantly learning and growing ourselves. As such, we are prone to making as many clumsy mistakes as our children within our lives and need to embrace the honest truth that we are imperfect too but are nevertheless worthy of love and acceptance as we grow as individuals. Like us, our children also need compassionate guidance to developing into authentic people too and that requires accepting them at whatever stage they are in unconditionally as well.
Being a Fabulous Mama is then about practicing mindfulness in our daily living so that we honor both our needs and that of our children by being courageous enough to face our flaws and forgive ourselves to allow our children the freedom to do the same. We are all learning and growing and by embracing the importance of the relationship we have with one another we allow for much personal growth to occur as we journey in life together. It also means being open to new information that may go directly against traditional parenting methods because it does not apply to the development of a healthy family system.
And so I invite you to take a personal pledge to devote yourself to being a Fabulous Mama; a conscious parent striving to empower yourself and your children by connecting authentically to them from this moment on. All change starts with you, and what better time to do so than this very moment?
From this moment on I promise to honor the sacred calling of motherhood by striving to develop a healthy relationship with my children by honoring their needs as well as my own. I promise to compassionately guide them with the skills I’ve mastered and to learn along with them with those I have not. When making choices for my family, I will make informed decisions when I can and to forgive myself when I do not and to learn from those experiences so that I may grow. I will also practice mindful reflection within my daily life to allow myself the opportunity to notice and alter those unhealthy behaviors that affect my family’s harmony by focusing on meeting not only my children’s physical and emotional needs, but also my own. Through all this I intend to create a home environment in which my children can become self-disciplined, responsible, resourceful, resilient, and empowered persons that are able to act with civility and integrity. I also promise to acknowledge my own awesomness and embrace the awesomness of my children as we enjoy our lives that are inextricably linked together and remember that humor is an essential ingredient to a happy family!
Congratulations, you are now FABULOUS! Here is your badge, and wear it with pride:
What does being fabulous mean to you?