Affirmation #22

Affirmation #22


10 amazing qualities children can learn from their parents

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I love this post by Desirée at The 36th Avenue :

Ten valuable qualities that children can learn from their parents. She gives such simple but powerful insight into being a positive role model for your child and the importance of gratitude, integrity and loving yourself. Really loved it, a must read!   ♥


100 Promises to My Baby

100 PromisesWhen my daughter was born a friend of mine gave me a wonderful book called 100 Promises to My Baby. It was written by Mallika Chopra as a loving commitment to her children that reflects her deep awareness of the value of parenthood. I was so completely taken by the beauty of it that I was inspired to start my own aspirational writings for my children. I think that these beautiful blessings would inspire any parent to think about their own lives and values, and the genuine nature and importance of loving your children and cherishing all of those wonderful moments. This book is just such a beautiful reflection of the gift of unconditional love that a parent experiences – I felt that I had to share some of her promises…

I promise to always remember that you are my gift from God.
I promise to help you know that we are always together.
I promise to try to teach you through example, not just words.
I promise to help you see that you are perfect just the way you are.
I promise to give you gifts that build your character, values, and spirit.
I promise to help you discover your unique place in a modern world.
I promise to create a loving and enriching environment for you.
I promise to show you the freedom that comes from being able to laugh at yourself.
I promise to help you see that happiness is not dependent on circumstances.
I promise to help you see that some of the most important lessons in your life can be learned from your darkest, most challenging moments.
I promise to teach you about selfless compassion.
I promise to show you the beauty that comes from loving others.
I promise to remember that your passions are just as important as mine.
I promise to learn from your faith and innocence that good things are bound to come.
I promise to always remember that my love for you is the light that guides me along motherhood’s journey.
I promise to love you, with no limits, from the depths of my soul, even when I know that it makes me more vulnerable than I have ever felt before.
I promise to show you the power that love has to change the world.
I promise to teach you that every person serves a unique and valuable purpose.
I promise to cultivate your passions to help you realize true fulfillment.
I promise to always remember that being your mother is my most important role.
I promise to foster the magic of your imagination.
I promise to help you recognize life’s miracles.
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Don’t quit your day dream…

Don’t quit your day dream…

Affirmation #21

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You are a Wonder!

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photo credit: unknown (if anyone knows who made this gorgeous image please let me know so I can give them credit!)

Life is Sweet : inspiring a life of mindfulness, meaning, and magic

Life is Sweet: inspiring a life of mindfulness, meaning and magic, is an inspirational book for kids that celebrates the specialness of your child and builds confidence and self-esteem.

Life is sweet is a beautifully illustrated children’s book written to inspire mindfulness and self-confidence in your child while also celebrating just how wonderfully special and unique they are!

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Inspiration is the motivation…

Think about the love you have for your child… what is the feeling that you want to resonate in their hearts? What is the message you want to instill deep down in their soul? What are the most important things that you want them to know about creating a life of happiness and love? What are things that you think would help them most in life — things you wish you were introduced to at an earlier age?

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What makes Life is Sweet so special?

Life is Sweet is an inspirational book for kids that celebrates the specialness of your child. It connects with children through common childhood phrases and teaches them mindfulness through positive affirmations and words of wisdom. It is a message from your heart to theirs that opens up a rich dialogue for sharing a special connection. It teaches them to be mindful of their wisdom and build a strong foundation of confidence and self-esteem. It shows them how deep the meaning of life is and how truly special they are.

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This book will make a difference in your child’s life and in yours, enriching the core of their inner beliefs and transforming the special connection you have with them. It will help your child realize, at an early age, the importance that they are, the gift that they hold — for you and to the world. It will help them connect to their feelings and find strength from within that will help them so much in their years to come. It will open them up to their inner power, their creativity, and a world of possibility. It is sure to enrich their life by empowering them from within and building the foundation for a life rich with love and happiness.

parenting, children's book, inspiring kids, Life is Sweet Book, motherhood, confidence, imaginationLovingly created and beautifully illustrated

Pictures, stories, design and insight, help shape the way a child perceives the world they live in. These are some page spreads from my book showing the illustration style and overall look of the book. I’ve used a combination of illustration (hand + computer), collage, and watercolor to bring a mix of media that I think will be very interesting and fun for kids, and incorporated it in a way that I feel brings out the beauty of the book.

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A little about me

I have a very deep love for children. I want children to grow up realizing how wonderful they are and truly know the special meaning they have in this world. I want them to realize their importance and to celebrate their individuality.

As a mother this is such an important message I want to instill in the hearts of our children. Not just our three wonderful children that we’ve been so blessed with, but every child. I believe that every child deserves to grow up knowing how special they are. Every child should start their life with a foundation of love and wisdom that will help create a beautiful life for them. They should know that they are a miracle and a gift. Their life really should be sweet.

We, as parents, have the power to make a difference in our childrens’ lives. We are given the most important responsibility of influencing them. We are the hands and hearts that guide them into this world, to build a positive foundation for them, for a life filled with love and happiness. We can open their hearts, and we can open their minds to endless possibilities, to inner strength, to kindness and gratitude. We show them how important they are through our love and care. We celebrate their individuality, we cultivate their spirit. We show them how to love and how to appreciate and live life to the fullest. We show them the importance of family, of healthy relationships with friends and healthy relationships with themselves. Life is Sweet guides these principles. All these things we know in our heart and want for out children.

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The first book in a series of inspirational books

I believe that words have the power to transform. Especially at an early age, children are constantly absorbing information and forming a foundation that will influence their entire life. I want to plant seeds of love in children. I want to build confidence in them and empower them by helping them to better know themselves and celebrate all the special qualities that only they uniquely have.

I believe that words have such great power. They can bring happiness, connection, mindfulness, love. They can make a significant difference in your child’s world. They can tap into your child’s heart and mind and make that heart connection they so deeply need.

This is the heart behind Life is Sweet.

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Life is Sweet is the first in a series of inspirational books I am creating for young children. The other books I have in progress are:

I am Beautiful — A very important book that teaches young girls that real beauty shines forth from the inside.

I Dream of Being… — A delightful book designed to inspire kids to dream as big as they possibly can, because there is no limit to who they can be.

You are Wonderfully Made — An inspiring book to teach young children how God is at work in their lives and all around them, and to help them come to have a personal relationship with Him.

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Life is Sweet is to be published in October 2014 

Love for our children

We are meant to have our hearts crushed by the love we have for our children. They are always in the back of our minds, or the front, but never out of it.

Goodnight, sweet child

Goodnight, sweet child

Affirmation #20

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Inspire your children to dream…

Inspire your children to dream…

inspiring greatness in the world

“There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world
than a transformation of the way we raise our children.”
— Marianne Williamson


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