Hi, I’m Sam. I am a licensed mental health counselor and mother of two young children. Raising children has been an amazing adventure, and I have loved every high and weathered every hard moment so far.
I have found strength inside myself that I did not know existed prior to parenthood.
As a full-time working mom, life can get very hectic and overwhelming at times. Being a counselor has helped in many aspects of parenting, but nothing is equal to living the experience day to day!
I have certainly learned to roll with the punches and not to take myself too seriously.
One of my favorite things about parenting is how much I learn from my children daily.
There is never a question about where I stand with my kids or how they think and feel about something because they will let me know without even having to ask. The brutal honesty of children is not always for the faint of heart.
I have had to learn not to take things so personally and remind myself that their thoughts, opinions, and feelings often have nothing to do with me and everything to do with figuring out who they are and what they like.
I have found that taking the time to nurture the other aspects of who I am are just as important in this journey as helping my children do the same.
My hope is to remind other parents that it is okay to give yourself grace and that none of our kids came with instructions so we are all doing our best with what we have been given!