author Emilie Leeks,

"How can we see Just how far we've come - When the path stretches before us With more bumps And twists And dips And blocks - That we have to Pass - over, under, round and through - That we have to overcome?"

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author Emilie Leeks,

"I hope you can forgive me this indulgent, contemplative, celebratory post. And I hope you can also find value in it, and take heart in noticing your own areas of resistance, and your steps through them; because these are the circumstances that bring us the toughest challenges, but simultaneously the most significant personal growth."

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author Emilie Leeks,

When we say yes to our children when we can, we open up increased opportunities for creativity, independence, and building self esteem. Sometimes I say yes to my children's requests, and it feels fine. Sometimes, I say yes but then...

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author Emilie Leeks,

I'm currently eating fudge, and feeling very overwhelmed. Because you know, fudge helps. Here's where I'm at… Some of you may know from my other posts, or from following us on Facebook, that we home educate our three children. The...

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author Emilie Leeks,

"Anyway, how is it then that I can say it's ok not to get it right all the time, even whilst I strive for it? The answer is, because I have to be ok with not getting it right all the time - because never ever will I be a perfect parent. No matter how hard I try, no matter what I do, I'm still going to slip up from time to time (or more!). But I am going to work my hardest to continue to make those breaks in connection fewer, and shorter, and further apart. And that is my goal - not to get stuck where I am, but also not to completely beat myself up every time it all goes haywire."

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