Monthly Archives: February 2014

I Give Myself Permission


Remember in school when you needed permission slips?  I was thinking about giving myself one now, as an adult and a parent.  A little slip of paper on which I would simply write, “I give myself permission.”  I’d tape it onto the bathroom mirror, inside the kitchen cabinet, on the dashboard, to the side of the coffee table, or over the bed.  I’d put this unencumbered message where I could see it regularly and remember to drop my baggage and give myself permission to be the parent I want to be. Continue reading