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Count Your Blessings


It’s quite an old-fashioned thing to say but in the world of today where people are more concerned about what other people think of them and stressing about looking a certain way, I think it’s important to take a step back and be grateful for what we already have!


I have two young children and my daughter is starting to become overwhelmed by her emotions, I keep explaining to her that’s it perfectly normal and to try not to worry about it too much but in my head,  I can feel myself getting stressed when I know other girls in her class are making snidy comments and making her feel self-conscious.

I know it’s all part of growing up, but it still makes my blood boil! Girls my daughters’ age shouldn’t be worrying about who has the latest phone or demanding to be the centre of attention 24/7, it wasn’t like that when I was younger, I was too busy climbing trees and playing hide and seek!

I try and remind my children how lucky they are to have nice things and to live in a nice house and they are pretty good kids, they take it all on board and very rarely complain.

I’m constantly praised for their behaviour when they are out and how polite/well-mannered they are (until they get home), yet I still question my parenting abilities?!


Just as my daughter worries about what her friends think, I too worry about people thinking I suck at parenting.


Luckily, I have amazing friends that give me a bollocking when I’m having one of those moments and remind me that I am doing a pretty good job and that my kids are living proof of that!


So, don’t stress if you haven’t crafted this year, taken your kids to the park every day or given them three healthy meals a day, count your blessings, they have a roof over their heads, food in their bellies and someone who loves them, after all, isn’t that all that matters?


Mel is a Personal Trainer, Fitness Tutor and Blogger, she is passionate about what she does and her blogs represent her opinion (and she is pretty opinionated!).

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