“Tonight was the kind of parenting night that led me to mindfulness practices in the first place. I was distracted and impatient, snappy and frustrated. The girls responded in kind; they were whiny and grumpy, they weren’t listening or following directions. It was a mess, and by the time I put them to bed, I felt like a terrible mother.”

You can read more about the benefits I have experienced from my mindfulness practice, and why I need to begin again over at my Mindful Parenting blog on PsychCentral.com.