A Note From Kate: Musings on Motherhood

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Motherhood changes every woman’s life. For me, the connection with my kids was immediate, and when I became a mother, my focus and drive changed – everything I did from then on was fueled by my children. I live my life knowing I serve as an example to them, and it’s an enormous responsibility but one of the greatest, and I learn as much from them as I hope they learn from me.

While I’m a mother now, I’m always a daughter first, and for my family, Mother’s Day is about celebrating all moms in our family. My whole family celebrates together, and the moms put their feet up and relax while the boys cook us breakfast. We celebrate being a family, and at the center of that is what my mom means to me. Our connection is something very special that I never want to lose sight of, and while I try to share my gratitude for her every day, Mother’s Day is a special time for us to be together and to recognize what my mother created – a happy family.

The thing I’ve learned most from both of my parents is that parenting is the one thing you never want to fail at, but there will always be a moment where you won’t be able to meet the needs of your kids. You can torture yourself over it, but my parents were always honest with each other about what they were capable of and fully admitted it if they didn’t make the right choice.  When you can have an open dialogue with your children, they will be more comfortable expressing their feelings because they know you will understand. It’s important to set boundaries, but never set unreasonable expectations. Once children are born, they are their own people, but parents can put them on a positive path and help them grow into the adults they will become.

Best birthday present ever! #MorningCuddle

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  • Vivianekraus
    May 10, 2015

    Beautifully put U0001f60dU0001f64f

  • Tina
    May 10, 2015

    Dear Kate, Thank you for your inspirational words. I am A young 49 yr. young Mother , I  do know I am an amazing Mom. Humbled . But I have been So upset with myself since my Daughter has busted her butt to get where she is today. She is 18, just graduated with an associates degree in psychology with Honors, graduating from high school Number 14 in her class of 583 students. She is also over half way thru of getting an early childhood preschool certificate, and currently working at a preschool to  try to go to college at FAU. This is where I  felt horrible.  Unable to afford college. Have always been able to keep up a good standard of living until now when I feel it really matters. She is the most Genuine, Kindhearted person I have ever known. My Heart Breaks. Reading what you wrote made me see The CONNECTION we have is PRICELESS and is all that is important. May God Bless You and Your Family. Happy Mothers Day!!!! Thank You . Tina …

  • Pat Wishousky
    May 10, 2015

    Goldie won my heart on “Laugh In” and has been a role model for me, in that, she has principles vs peer pressure guide her decisions.  I saw every movie she made and yours, too. I love the “happiness” factor. God Bless You All!

  • Rosemond
    May 10, 2015

    Thank you for sharing your Mother’s Day thoughts. Your clothes are testament that you don’t have to spend a fortune to look and feel great.

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    May 27, 2015

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