Friday, September 5, 2014

Why it’s important to let your kids see you live your dreams

The launch of my clothing line at Tucson Fashion Week
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All of my life I’ve been a dreamer. Then one day I became a doer. It came to a point where I could no longer dream I just had to do. I’d like to say I’m doing it for my kids but I’m not. Not at all. I’m doing it for myself. My dreams are my dreams not theirs. However, I feel it is vitally important for my children to see me live out my dreams and accomplish my goals. It’s healthy for them to see mom try, fail, try again, fail, try some more and finally succeed.

They need to know that if it’s really worth it you go through the trenches, you have doors slammed in your face and you get up the next day and do it all over again. I feel sad for people that feel like they need to give up on their life’s dream because they are parents now. Why do you want your kids to see you give up?

What message does that send to them? When children see their parents work hard it makes them want to work hard. You’re instilling that work ethic into them. By them seeing you out there busting your ass day in and day out it’s teaching them the best lesson they can ever learn and that is not to ever give up.

It gets hard trying to run multiple businesses and take care of such a large household. There are some days I just want to throw my hands in the air and scream at the top of my lungs while running back to a desk job. But what message would that send my kids? Give up when things get hard? Let them think its ok to just throw your dreams away?

Life happens and things get hard but giving up on myself is not an option and I hope it’s not for you either.


  1. I love this and I couldn't agree with you more. It's so important for kids to see parents setting goals and accomplishing them, to see us have dreams and take steps towards making those dreams a reality. It teaches them that nothing is out of reach as longa as your work hard and never give up. I am so proud of you for living out your dream and still being a kick ass momma! I know that your babies are so proud of you too because they know that everything you do is to give them a better future. You go mama! Keep dreaming and aiming for the stars, remember there's no obstacle too big that you can't overcome

    --Me And My Mini Me

    1. Thank you so much. Your kind words mean a lot to me.

  2. You go Samantha! My daughter has said to me how proud she is that I'm going for my dream and she sees me struggle day in and out trying to make my interior decorating biz take off. She knows that with hard work all is possible.

    stopping by from SITS...

    1. That is awesome! I wish you the best of luck in your business! I just love interior design. I watch HGTV all the time.

  3. I love this! I agree one hundred percent!