“Each of us must come to care about everyone else’s children. We must recognize that the welfare of our children is intimately linked to the welfare of all other people’s children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else’s child will perform it. If one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else’s child will be responsible for the violent act. The good life for our own children can be secured only if a good life is also secured for all other people’s children.” – Dr. Lilian G. Katz, professor of early childhood education.

I used this quote in a post I wrote the other day. I heard it, and it stuck in my mind. This is why I do what I do. This is why I write this blog. It’s why I hope to help other mothers, one at a time, make better decisions for their children.

I’m not always right, and my way doesn’t work for everyone, but if it at least makes other parents think about their actions, about why they do what they do, so that they can come to informed, reasoned decisions, whether they agree with me or not. That I count as success.

I hope that this blog inspires you to be a more conscious parent. Just as others inspire me.

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