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January 28, 2013

Karla’s Korner – Life Lessons: Are We Helping or Hurting?

Life Lessons

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I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy!

Life Lessons: Are We Helping or Hurting

I have written a lot over the past few years about letting our children grow and go, meaning that I believe it is our job to nurture our children and teach them to become independent able body individuals who can and will be successful members of society. I have also written about how much that part of parenting hurts. Having our children depend on us for everything in the beginning is exhausting; then one day we realize that they don’t need us as much and that realization is difficult to handle. Being somewhat of a control freak I have struggled with the idea of not knowing where my daughter is all of the time. I barely slept the first few months she was away at college and when I did I had horrible nightmares. I worried, texted, called and walked the floors. At the point of near exhaustion and with a lot of encouragement from close friends and family I decided that the only way to get my life back was to let her have her own life and trust that her dad and I had done our job in preparing her for life; her life. So far, I believe she has done a great job and while I will always worry about her I can honestly say that the panic worry no longer exists; I have let her go and I am happy for her. I am happy to say that she does come home from time to time to visit which makes my heart very happy.Continue reading