Enjoy being a parent, this is so much easier said than done at times….especially the times when the kids are being a pain in the butt but I have come to realise that time goes by so quickly, my oldest is soon a teenager (eek) and it really is important to enjoy being a parent.

Lets take Birthday Parties for an example. One of the reasons why I created All in All Parties is because I saw too many parents struggle on party day. They were stressed and they never took the time to enjoy the party because they were too busy ensuring everything was going perfectly and everyone was enjoying the moment.

I feel that we really need to savour these moments life.  Your child only has 12 birthdays before they are a teenager.  That’s only 24 hours if each is 2 hours long.  We need to make sure we are present to ensure we are enjoying it alongside them and really creating memories and not stress.

Same goes for sport, who really wants to get up at 6.30am to drive your kid half way across the city to get to their game in time… no one, but your child enjoys it and you being present makes them feel special.

So on that note, I am going to take a deep breath tomorrow morning, my sleep in day when I have to get up at 7am to take my daughter to ballet and enjoy being a parent!