A Mother’s Lesson about the PATH

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mamas, mums, and moms – soon to-be, new, or like me, empty-nester.

Years ago, I bought a ceramic tile inscribed with a quote that quickly became our mantra for parenting, in fact, I keep it, in plain sight, next to the kitchen sink, because even as a mom of adult “children” I sometimes need to be reminded. It reads, Prepare the child for the path, not the path for the child. Good advice, especially during college years, when our kids lived miles away. It was comforting to say, “Figure IT out,” when situations arose; and they did “figure IT out” because they were prepared to make their own decisions.

Now, kick off your shoes, relax and listen to this podcast, it’s my Mother’s Day gift to you…

The podcast: School of Greatness, with Lewis Howes, Episode 478, is an interview with Kyle Cease, who transitioned his 25-years as a successful comedian into a career as a transformational speaker. Kyle has an interesting perspective on decision-making.

Also, every so often I come across an article that is relevant to what is going on in the lives of younger moms I know, and also relevant to today’s politics, which seems to be pretty chaotic lately. HERE is an interesting viewpoint on private education in the U.S.

It’s Mother’s Day – Enjoy your Greatness!

Thanks for Meeting Me Lakeside!

Child on a tricycle photo source: pixabay.com, Soledadsnp