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Silence is golden...

Silence is golden...
As a parent you have to always be "on." I get it. As a mother of twins, I fully understand the need to take a deep breath. The demand of diapers, preparing and cleaning up food, giving baths, running errands, rocking babies, kissing boo boos, and then having to do it over and over again is taxing. Then there's the pressures one might feel to keep a clean house, have a perfect routine, teach manners, do your hair (and supposedly exercise too?!) 

Even if you find yourself with a moment of silence, you always have to be aware of what the silence might mean. For all you know, your kids might be writing on the walls. 

Parents, we need deep breaths and moments of calm every day and to teach our kids to do the same. Tonight when you read to your children before bed, take a minute. Snuggle them closer. Share their favorite story. And remember that when we open a book, we are sharing an entirely new world with them.