This summer, I decided… my word would be participation. I would no longer be the mom on the sidelines.
There is so much JOY in participating! Pave your life in stones of DOING! Throw being ‘cool’ or ‘refined’ out of your vocabulary.
Jump in pools with your kids.
Wear an Ironman mask and play light sabers in the front yard.
Throw water balloons and get really wet!
Go on a walk to pick up discarded sticks, bark and recycling for a fairy house.
Dance in the kitchen.
Stay up late and watch movies on the couch with your kids.
And go kiss your husband. IN PUBLIC!
I promise you.
Your summer (and perhaps your life) will feel a bit lighter, a bit brighter and you’ll be JOYful too!
Mary Arteche, Founder & Editor-
Mary Arteche and her family live a small life in a vibrant way in Sky Valley, California. For her day job, she homeschools her kiddos and is a nanny to her niece. For her side gig, she’s a website designing, marketing consulting, art directing ninja. She’s passionate about the outdoors and making life an adventure. She loves printmaking, hiking, photography and finding the best cup of coffee. She just completed the Yosemite Half Marathon. Really.
Shoot me an email, I’d love to talk to you! liveintobeauty (at) gmail (dot) com