Parentisms: Time [isn’t] In A Bottle *

* * * * My youngest daughter’s birthday is coming up this week. Our brand new lumpy cuddly baby-loaf is going to be 6 YEARS old. How did that happen?! I was here nearly the entire time, watching, playing, enjoying — and still the time snuck past me in clutches and wisps, slipping between my glances and stealing away under the cover of my sleep. Today I saw on Facebook someone shared one of those jokey quotes with the cute antiquated image that said, “Looking back I realize I spent too much time holding my babies — said no Mom ever.” and then right afterward, I just happened to come across this post — and I felt like the reminder was verging on cosmic — sooo, I decided I’ share it with you. Enjoy! * * * *

"A Beautiful Place of the World"

“Parentisms” is a little series offering tiny mantras and quick thoughts on the nature of parenting. My hope is that these little perspective framers will be a boon for parents of all sorts, regardless of your particular philosophy or approach.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about Time. No, not the magazine — but the slip through your fingers, gone before you know it, wish I could go back and just…, catches up with all of us kind of Time. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s fleeting, people! And As Ferris Bueller so aptly put it, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

The other day I was talking to a mom of three, whose youngest is  3 months. She started to say, but then caught herself first and offered the intro: “I know everyone always says this…”, (and she’s…

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About Nathan M McTague, CPCC, CPDPE

I am a full-time parent of three, Writer, Life Coach, Lecturer, Parenting Mentor, and Shamanic Practitioner. In all of the above, I am seeking to assist my fellow humans in their processes of claiming and unleashing their highest potentials.
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