Raising Kind Babies

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In a world that is struck with pain and suffering every single day, near or far, we must do what we can to bring light so bright it shuts out the dark. Whatever that means for you, do it.

For me it means raising kind, thoughtful, open, empathetic, thoughtful babies. It means teaching my kids not to fear different, but to embrace that different is what makes this world so incredibly beautiful. It means teaching them that violence and suffering for personal gain is never ever the answer, and only breeds more suffering. It means teaching them to be aware of their own mental wellbeing and that of others, so that we can be available to offer help and support whenever and wherever we can, before it's too late. 

My heart is so heavy today with what has happened in Las Vegas, it only reminds me that there is terror in so many other places every single day too. I feel so incredibly grateful to live where I do, but it scares me that terrible things happen everywhere. My only hope in writing this is to encourage others to do their part. You are not too small to make a difference. You make a difference just by being you. 

Sending love and peace to the world.

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Love Conquers All

The world is so full of tragedies lately and it truly breaks my heart.

This week has brought me personal struggles, which in hindsight are completely irrelevant to what is truly important in this life. My house is a mess. Half of our upper floor is in the process of being painted. I have an exam on Tuesday that I am nowhere near ready for. I haven't done laundry in what seems like a year. I don't have a bathing suit that fits. 

And then you hear about the death, violence, and fear that strikes the world every single day, and all of my insignificant "struggles" are completely washed away. 

We all need to focus on love. We all need it, no matter how small or large our problems are. We all need to give love in every single way that we can. We all need to be kind to the people who need it most - the people who have so much hate in their hearts that they commit treacherous crimes that will stay with the world long after they've been committed. That's who we need to love. That's who needs our kindness most. We need to raise loving babies, kind babies, courageous babies, to grow up and to bring this world peace. 

If there is one thing that I wish for my girls to know deep down in their core is that love conquers all. Love can and will save lives - if we are taught that it can. 

If we could spread love as fast as tragic headlines in the news, this world would be a completely different place. So spread love. Tell someone that they are beautiful, that their soul is beautiful and that they deserve happiness. We all deserve happiness. 

Take good care, lovelies.