I just experienced a beautiful weekend of bonding, connection, and spiritual growth with my family. We all went to bed Sunday night feeling like all was good in our world. And then it was Monday.
“Did you hear about the mass shooting?” My husband asked me after taking the kids to school. I hadn’t. I was still reveling in my unplugged peaceful weekend and trying to squeeze every last ounce of calm before my week gets started.
We just experienced the deadliest mass shooting in our nation’s history and my heart aches for all those that have lost loved ones in Las Vegas.
It also leaves me thinking about my children. What will they hear at school today? How will they feel? Will they be afraid? Do they realize the locks on all their doors at school are a result of a post Sandy Hook world? How can I possibly protect them? Can I shelter them? Should I shelter them? It’s challenging being a parent in today’s world. And while I do not have all the answers, from one mom to another, I’m happy to share some of the ways I address the violent and vile current events while trying to protect my children. Read More →