slow parenting

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"Slow parenting cherishes quality over quantity, being in the moment, and making meaningful connections with your family... Slow parenting is organic, it’s ever-evolving— the only essential is that families carve out time to connect."

Slow parenting is a real movement and Summer is the perfect reminder that keeping life simple really enriches us as parents and the moments our kids will hopefully remember. (Because always rushing- to put on your seatbelt, to walk quickly, to hurry back for dinner- just feels pretty lousy. And kids are so good about wanting to soak it all in at their own pace! Note taken. :) I love adventures and time with my family and I needed the refreshing reminder to allow myself to really enjoy them!

"I encourage parents to take some time to just watch their children, whether they are playing, doing homework, or eating a snack,” Duffy says. “Take a moment to drink them in. Remember and remind yourself how remarkable your children are. That pause alone, even if momentary, can drive a shift in the pace." -Boston Globe via Cup of Jo