Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My Mummy Mantra!

A friend shared this poem with me.  It was written by Diana Loomans.  It frames all that I try to do and be as a Mum in the present x

If I had my child to raise over again
I'd build self-esteem first and the house later
I'd finger paint more and point the finger less
I would do less correcting and more connecting
I'd take my eyes off my watch and watch with my eyes
I would care to know less and know to care more
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites
I'd stop playing serious and seriously play
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars
I'd do more hugging and less tugging
I'd see the oak tree in the acorn more often
I would be firm less often and affirm much more
I'd model less about the love of power
And more about the power of love.


  1. hi there rochelle, great to see your blog up and running, it looks awesome :) hope you got my messages i sent you on facebook, the toy donation thing sounded like a great idea.

  2. Thanks Megan! It's a bit of an all sorts blog but I guess it will grow into itself eventually. Yes, this weekend I am writing the press release for our "Hugs and Aroha to Queensland" Toy Stall x


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