I don’t know about you, but I often get those easy to answer yet hard to explain questions from my kids. The ones that I have the automatic response ready - but I can’t quite justify or fully explain. 

This happened the other day after my son’s birthday. I was faced with explaining why we don’t say anything about the gifts we get from friends and family. I kept traveling down the road of “why” - why don’t we mention it?

There’s some unspoken (although passed down) rule that the person giving the gift should receive gratitude no matter what, and that the receiver shouldn’t “complain.” 

But, why?

The giver wants the receiver to enjoy the gift, they want them to be happy - and not just the faux happy that comes with accepting a gift out of obligation. 

And it made me think… How many other rules were we following that didn’t make sense? That didn’t hold up under pressure? That didn’t work with our family?

That’s when I came to the decision: We’re gonna break some rules.

In episode 3 of The Mom Movement, I talk about how, as a mom, it's important that I teach my kids to follow the rules. Naturally, kids ask why and this simple question has had a huge impact on my parenting journey as I want to be sure I am creating rules that are meaningful and feel good. In this episode I share my journey to rewriting the rules and how you can too!

This is only part one of manifesting your dreams and living the life you want as a badass mom. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @jessicadoman_ for the latest podcast announcements and updates on the latest episodes.

If you would like to listen to episode 3 of The Mom Movement on Spotify, you can do so here: Listen to episode three “Write Your Own Rules” here.

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