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  1. Loved your tips, it is always good to remind ourselves that we need to be there in presence but also full soul and mind!

    1. Thanks so much Monica! Absolutely, being there in every way is the goal.

  2. These are awesome reminders.I loved this list. A great reminder and wonderful tips on how to be a more present parent. it’s a great way to keep present.

  3. I loved this list. I think we’re all a little too hard on ourselves at times. But I also know I get sucked in to my screen at times. Something I’ve been trying hard to work on is letting my toddler help out with tasks. It takes us three times as long to get it done, but the joy it brings him to be able to help is priceless. Definitely keeping this list close to remind myself regularly the little things I could do to be more present with the kiddos, and really everyone in my life.

  4. Love these! I know this is so hard for every parent. There are just so many things to think about and handle that its so easy to forget to just sit and connect. This will be a good list for me to bookmark and remind myself!

  5. You have added some good advice here. I like the hug it out and don’t be too hard on yourself. This whole parenting thing is as all consuming gig! We need to let the guilt go as we do our best!

  6. This is a great post and really important for parents to remember. It can be hard when you are just so involved in the moment, to forget to do these little and simple things. Our kids just want our attention, they really could care less if the house is messy or not. The screen part is difficult in our society. I won’t lie I am always within reach of my phone.

  7. Love these! I need to do a journal! I was so good about it the first year but I’ve def slipped since then! Excellent reminders 🙂

  8. these are awesome reminders, especially keeping a journal! it’s a great way to keep present

  9. We never had this term when we were raising children. We talked to them, played games, went places, had fun, explored. Helped with homework, baked and cooked together. All kinds of things. The cell phone, iPad and internet didn’t get in the way. No tv.

    1. This is how I grew up and it made my childhood so wonderful. I think today we all need to learn to slow down a little and just take it all in!

  10. Love these tips. They are spot on! And it all starts with putting down the phones! Thanks for these reminders <3

  11. This is so great, thanks for the reminder. I try to always do all of these and make sure to put the screen down and really listen to him. Parenting is def tough, but so worth it!

    1. Hi Susie, I agree! Me too. I think the ‘screen’ is such a time such on so many levels. Good to be mindful of it 🙂

  12. Love this! I need to work on #4, 7 and 9 the most. A great reminder and wonderful tips on how to be a more present parent.

    1. Hey Nicole! Yeah, I think there are areas we all need to work on. It’s good when we know what to focus on! Thanks 🙂

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