-a parenting thought for the day-

Something I’ve noticed as I get older…. When I’m with my mom, I feel like a rockstar.

It’s not that she blatantly gushes over me. But with her words and her actions she makes me feel like I’m creative, knowledgeable, kind, caring, talented and capable of practically anything. I think she really believes that I’m pretty great. I think she believes I’m a better person than I believe I am. And honestly, that belief helps me to be a better person.

I think maybe that’s exactly how it’s supposed to be.

I hope that when my children are adults, I make them feel the same way.


About ruthie.voth

Wife of one, mother of four, friend of many. Lover of details, color, good conversations, finding balance, and being honest. Passionate lover of a well-crafted sentence - even more so if it's witty. Weird blend of cynical optimist. I'm the worst kind of woman. I'm high maintenance, but I think I'm low maintenance. Somehow, people still love me. Must be grace.
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3 Responses to -a parenting thought for the day-

  1. Tamara Shoemaker says:

    Ruthie, you make everyone feel that way – not just your kids. Kudos to you – I have trouble with that. 🙂


    • ten4ruthie says:

      Really? That’s sweet of you to say. I honestly have never seen myself that way. Which possibly means…. that you also don’t have has much trouble with it as you think you do. Just a thought… 🙂


  2. ticoandtina says:

    what an excellent thought! I need so much help with this… I want our kids to feel like this now, too, so long as they stay well-grounded rock stars 😉


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