SANDE SAINTE-MARIE

For all the Mamas out there 🙂

I have a 6 year old & a 1 year old. Can you offer any parenting advice on how to balance my passions as well as be present with my children ?

Oh boy, hmm…. balance is different for everyone. I do believe it is very important that children see us pursuing what brings us joy. Of course so long as the joy and success does not override caring for our little ones and not attending to their needs. I met a wise woman many, many years ago when I was traveling through India. She was the head of psychiatry at a
Viennese University in Austria. I was about 30 and she was in her sixties, and I was telling her my frustrations about not being able to paint as much as I would like to and feeling that I was missing out. She said, “Don’t worry about your art. It will never leave you and as you develop, it will develop inside you. Motherhood ripens a woman.” She was right. For me. I painted over the years as I could. Eventually opened a studio and showed and sold my work.

I found my way

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