Golden Nugget

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Golden Nugget

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My golden nugget of parenting advice – first of all, I don’t ever claim to be any sort of expert on parenting and my kids will be the first people to tell you that I am not an expert on parenting; that I make a lot of mistakes; that I fail; that I’m still trying to figure out how to do this; that I don’t always know what I’m doing. I think the best advice I could give someone is be yourself – let your children see who you are, let them know what you are feeling. My kids understand when I’m feeling anxious; they understand when I’m feeling frustrated – I explain to them, “This is how I’m feeling. I need to take a moment to myself. I need to sit down here and meditate for a few minutes.” They see me fail and they see me get back up. And I think that message speaks so much more to them than anything that I ever say to them.

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Traci Cummings

Unconventional Mom

Traci Cummings is a divorced, self-described unconventional mom of two children, ages seven and five.  When she isn't preparing meals, cleaning up or playing card games with her children, she is busy trying to spread the word about babywearing.  Traci – who is a strong advocate of breastfeeding, the family bed and instinctual parenting – believes her children are the teachers providing daily lessons to further her practice as a parent.

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