It’s National Son and Daughter Day! Much like Mother’s and Father’s Day, this holiday is meant to encourage parents to celebrate their children and to create intentional loving memories with them. It’s as simple as pausing more to appreciate the little humans or as grand as throwing a big party in their honor. 

We live in an era where, more than ever, our attention is competing with enormous amounts of information, streaming entertainment, and activities, distracting us from the present moment and from intentionally living with those closest to us. Our attention is terribly divided – seems like a natural state of being for a mom, am I right? 



National Son and Daughter Day steers us back to the importance of intentional presence and gratitude for our children even in the daily moments. If you’re thinking, “I have a million and half demands and responsibilities running through my brain while simultaneously nursing one kid that is teething, correcting another who is throwing his snack everywhere, and half listening to another who is whining every 90 seconds about not getting candy for breakfast. I don’t have time to find peace let alone this precious ‘presence’ that you speak of!”

Yep, I get you. 

If you’re curious how to do this in day-to-day living, I encourage you to read “Tap In Not Out.” It’s a to-the-point, funny, quick read. Ideal, right? Mama’s freetime is a limited luxury!

As for today and beyond, I invite you to mark National Son and Daughter Day with the same level of importance as any other major holiday and watch the positive impact it has on your kids. Get creative! Maybe you create a big dinner celebration for your children to initiate a gratitude mindset going forward in the family or maybe this is something you already practice and you commemorate it with a fun cake or going out for ice cream. Either way, the idea is to show our sons and daughters that they are special and loved. Yes, there are highs and lows of chaos and bliss within family, but today is an opportunity to remind our babies that no matter how hard a day gets, they are loved.

Brittany Churchill
Brittany lives in Austin, TX with her two children as a youngish divorced working mom. In 2019 while going through a divorce, moving to a new state, re-entering the workforce after being a stay-at-home mom for 7 years, and rebuilding her life, she published her first book “Tap In Not Out: How Overwhelmed Moms Can Reclaim Peace, Cultivate A Better Life, And Thrive.” Why did she write this book during so many major life transitions? Because she knew what she desired for her life - to be an author, speaker, and life impactor in this world. And she figured out the steps to make it happen even in the worst of times. In her book, she opens up in a candid, old-close-friend kind of way about her struggles and breakthroughs in motherhood while offering great life hacks and perspectives to help any mom out there. Her heart is to help women tap into powerful mindsets that ignite their most authentic self setting them up for a thriving life. Here is what people are saying about her book: “I read a lot and love reviewing. But THIS book is authentic, real, and encouraging.” (T.A.) “Ah, a breath of fresh air-- it's a serious book that makes you laugh out loud!!! This book was such a refreshing look at our humanity as moms!” (Grossman) “This book is great with funny mom stories, authentic mom self talk and inspiration for living the best mom-life. The author shows moms a way forward into the abyss of motherhood, where we often feel like we are fading into oblivion. She shows us moms how life can be exciting and fulfilling even in the mundane.” (Jessica) Brittany is active in her new community in Austin, TX. Whether she is connecting with others through, Bee Women in Bee Cave, or mom groups in the online world, she is constantly reinforcing a mindset to inspire all women to live their best life. In a nutshell, she is just a mom who figured out how to live her dream.


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