You don't have to be perfect to be the perfect parent!

We need strong Moms…take care of yourself, spread the word about breast cancer prevention!

My 3 strong “little girls”…who show me that they are strong women too!  (Pretty strong son too!)

Last night I cheered on a 6th grade girl’s basketball team that our 26-year-old daughter has volunteered to coach.  I was joined by our 21-year-old daughter who is a student teacher for the same girls!  So I watched Coach Love and Miss Love interact with these young girls who they are influencing in so many ways.  Just a couple of weeks ago I saw our #2 daughter with the patients that she is caring for as a nurse.  Those moments are ones that I treasure, seeing my daughters who I love so deeply, reaching for their dreams and becoming strong women.  They are still my “little girls” but it is awesome to also see them as wonderful women.

We all are women with passions and real purpose in our lives.  So many of you are in the middle of the wonderful years of parenting young children; those are great years, but very busy and full of “constant giving” of yourself.  Those are years that Moms may begin to not take care of themselves, because they are so busy caring for their children!

During this month of breast cancer awareness, we also need to focus on keeping ourselves healthy; for us and our families.  What lifestyle choices can you make now that may help decrease your risk for breast cancer and definitely help make you healthier?

Know your risks, embrace a healthy lifestyle, get your screenings, and do your own monthly self breast exams.  We are all strong women, and we need to be healthy and feel healthy to love and care for our families.  I know that I will be having this conversation with my young, beautiful, strong daughters…we women need to spread the word to all of our friends, moms, sisters and most especially our daughters.

Take a breath, enjoy the joyful moments of each day, and remember you don’t have to be perfect to be the perfect parent.


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