Kids Want Present Parents

My Daughter Hannie and I by the Stanley Cup Trophy in 2001 when "Foppa" brought it to his hometown Ornskoldsvik in Sweden. My husband was Coach for his former team Modo by that time.

My Daughter Hannie and I by the Stanley Cup Trophy in 2001 when ”Foppa” brought it to his hometown Ornskoldsvik in Sweden. My husband was a Coach for Foppas’s first team Modo, by that time.

My kids have been active in gymnastics, show dance, basketball, soccer, karate, kick-boxing, floorball and Ice Hockey. During several years I had to to cope with those activities, homework and housing and working full time as an IT-consultant. My husband worked as an Ice Hockey coach with contracts in Sweden and abroad during those years.

I wouldn’t trade that time for anything in the world. It was worth it all.
Despite me having a very stressful life I always found time to workout at least twice a week because I knew that it helped me coping with the stress.

I think a lot of people think the wrong way about prioritizing their health
when finding time to exercise. There is a danger in not taking care of yourself when trying to be the best you for your kids.

I know many people think it’s perfectly natural to be a mother and you do not need an education in being a mom. When I became a mom, I wanted to be the best mom possible and I educated myself by reading books on the subject. The feedback I get from my adult children, and other adults which have interacted with my kids over the years, is that I managed quite well with my goal.

My goal was to give my kids a good sense of self-esteem, to feel loved, to feel good enough and that they would respect other people and treat them as they want to be treated themselves.

I chose to be a stay at home mom for almost eight years which is rather uncommon here in Sweden. I worked as a computer-programmer when our first son was born and I decided at the hospital that I wouldn’t go back to work for a long time.

The opportunity to stay home with my kids

So I didn’t. If I had been given a presentation of my present business opportunity then, I don’t believe that I had gone back to work as an IT-consultant. But I didn’t get one, so I went back to work after eight years of staying at home with our kids and worked for another sixteen years in that profession.

I had to, for different reasons, start working after eight years of staying at home. ”Start working”, hmmm, as a stay at home mom you have a lot of work to do but you know what I mean, to start working as an employee. If I would have worked with this business during my children’s upbringing I would have met a lot of nice, positive and driven people all the time.

Anyway, I had good employers I must say, that let me have very flexible working hours so I could be a present mom most of the time for our kids. But not everybody have that. I wish Mothers, and also Fathers of course, could have the choice to make a change to a better lifestyle for themselves and their kids.

Farmor och James

Now when I am a grandmother of two I work with my business to be able to be a present grandmother as well and that is so great.


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