Mirror Mirror On The Wall

I spend a great deal of time reflecting on the mirror moments that occur in parenting.  With characters to help build, compassion to instill, and little people to send off into this world – my example frequently becomes their compass.  And more often than I’d like to admit, the mirror reflects the most tremendous catalyst to self improve. 

I often overlook the ways in which I am led by characteristics and responses that are unequivocally my children’s. 

This week I’m thankful for a perspective shift in sporadic storms and heartfelt play between the raindrops. 



  1. Your children are beautiful and always look very happy. They are all such individuals, aren't they? My children are very different from one another and yet there's no mistaking that they are siblings and very much alike in important ways.

    • Hi Jennifer. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. They are such individuals and I'm reminded daily that they are my gifts, but are not mine. They are their own little people and I love when I am influenced by something that is organically theirs.

      I think the important thing to remember is that this space is just a glimpse. There are beautiful sweet moments every single day. But I also don't care to photography the squabbles,moments of unsuccessful discipline and discord – and I'm usually never inspired to spend my precious writing time on that sort of stuff.

      My kids too are very different from each other, but share some similar traits and qualities.

  2. You have a beautiful style of writing, Monica. I love reading your posts! And seeing those precious photos of your littles.

  3. I love this post. Children are great imitators and they need good example in their lives. You are a great mother 🙂

    • Thank you Toi. And I can't agree more. I'm always reflecting on the example that I set. I'm a work in progress and am always trying to improve – as a mother and a person.

  4. For some reason this picture makes me think this is a glimpse into what they will look like when they are older. I love this shot!

  5. Beautifully said. We do see our selves in our children. We also take in things from them too. I understand what you mean here. Again, beautiful.

    • We do reflect certain things that we get from our children. I love it when I notice it – when something that is organically my kids becomes a part of me.

  6. glad i ran into you today!

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