How to be a More Adventurous Mom by Awesomely Awake

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How to be a More Adventurous Mom

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How to be a More Adventurous Mom by Awesomely Awake

I kept staring at the purple carpet under our feet as I laced up my girls roller skates.

Deep purple — just like a roller skating rink should have covering it’s floors.

I always get sweaty in situations like this — helping my children put on difficult clothing items.

I’m not sure why. It’s a sport, really, preparing kids for sports.

Next to us, a friendly faced woman — youngish — sat down on our bench. She wanted to talk to us. You could tell.

I wasn’t sure what to think.

“I haven’t skated in 15 years,” she said, lacing up her roller blades. “I couldn’t find anyone else to come with me today so I decided to come by myself.”

She was smiling. You could tell she was proud of herself.

Ah, a young single woman with nothing to do on a Saturday so she skates by herself. That’s fantastic for her.

I continued to chat with her, nodding my head at her excitement, telling her that, no, I won’t be skating today because, well, it’s easier to help children who are new at skating when we’re not in skates. And, besides, I haven’t skated in years. I wouldn’t know what to do. I’d be afraid I’d …

ABOUT SHAWN: Shawn Ledington Fink is the author of The Playful Family and the Thinking Mama behind the Awesomely Awake who is changing the world — one family at a time. She is a peace and kindness spreader and offers an e-course called The Abundant Mama Project that leads women into a daily gratitude practice.

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