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Healthy Mama - - Advice - Writ­ten by Scar­lett Hyde from White Glove Ser­vices

I n this day and age where life is so busy it feels like your days roll from one to an­other and if you re­flect on the past year, it seems like a blur. The ‘rat race’ we take part in ev­ery day is a never-end­ing cy­cle and it’s hard to keep a work/life bal­ance. One day – you sud­denly re­al­ize that your beau­ti­ful baby – is a baby no more and the old say­ing “stop to smell the roses” holds more sig­nif­i­cance than ever. How do I keep a con­nec­tion with this per­son who is de­vel­op­ing so rapidly? Which ap­proach do I take? The par­ent or the friend? At the heart and soul of this long talked about topic – for me, the an­swer is al­ways the same. A par­ent is a par­ent, your chil­dren don’t need an­other friend, they need a mother and a father and a solid role model who will con­tinue to sup­port, lis­ten, en­cour­age and love just as much now, as they did when they first reached out for you when they took their first steps.

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