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Wisdom from Mia Redrick

Wisdom from Mia Redrick

I want to share with you the benefits of making mistakes. Many times, as mothers, we have every intention of doing a great job for our families. We read the best books to learn everything from how to get our children to sleep through the night to what the most important study habits of school aged children are most successful. In addition, we plan healthy and nutritious meals to ensure our children’s physical success.

Eventually, in motherhood, we fall. We make a mistake and forget something relevant or significant. How do you handle your mistakes? Are you your own worst critic, or do you have hecklers?

Making a mistake provides us with a new perspective and a set of information from a completely different vantage point. It is only when we pack the wrong items in our child’s lunch that we come to know what the other possibilities are.

Many times we continue to do things in the same old way, and we never have the benefit of seeing different outcomes. We can use our mistakes as learning opportunities to either get more information, to change unnecessary pressure from fix routines, or simply to laugh….Continue reading at

Mia is a Mom coach and the author of Time For Mom-Me, 5 Essential Self-Care Strategies for a Mother’s Self-Care.

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12:14PM PST on Feb 6, 2012

Nothing makes for success like trying. No matter how often you fail; keep on trying.

10:56AM PST on Feb 5, 2012


9:53AM PST on Feb 5, 2012

Jane, a mistake is what you, yourself, define as something you should not have done.This pre-supposes that what you have learened is the only right way for your situation.

1:18AM PST on Feb 5, 2012


12:09AM PST on Feb 5, 2012


2:31PM PST on Feb 4, 2012

Thank you.

1:27PM PST on Feb 4, 2012

Define "mistake". By whose authority is it a "mistake" and what is it? And who makes money off it? I need information.

1:16PM PST on Feb 4, 2012

Thank You for this post Gail.
We as mothers strive to always do our best but we are not perfect, and make mistakes and hopefully learn from them.

11:42AM PST on Feb 4, 2012


10:01AM PST on Feb 4, 2012


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