Photo Credit: Sara Rolin It is the Autumn Equinox and although here in Charleston weather-wise, it still very much feels like summer, this signifies a change in seasons. This year I am feeling this season change really intensely. My daughter turns 4 years old tomorrow. 4 years. I am letting that sink in for a moment. I have been a parent for 4 years. I have grown alongside her. I still remember what it was like to be 4 years old sometimes. She’s such a big girl. In school.
Photo credit: Ben O'Sullivan Transitions are hard. Today is the first day of school for many and I can feel all the feels of the transition energy all around me. There’s the excitement and anxiety (which are two sides of the same coin--really the same feeling which is why Mel Robbins helped me with the trick of when you’re feeling anxious just keep repeating ‘I’m excited’ until you truly feel excited--try it--it works); there’s the sadness of the ending of one chapter. The
Also found on https://charleston.citymomsblog.com/parenthood/remember-whats-sacred/ Photo credit: Jose Strong Photography Remember what’s sacred. This phrase keeps coming up for me these days. As a society, I feel that we have lost a sense of sacredness. Sacredness, which is defined as having divine quality or worthy of respect and reverence, seems to be lost in present day life. In our schools. In our families. In our lives. Schools have become a place of over-standardizatio