Oh you bet your bottom that I am dancing like a star right now!!! 🙂
★★★★★ Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops by Jacqueline Pirtle is the go-to primer for expectant, struggling, or just plain curious parents. Pirtle uses her experience as a mother and holistic practitioner to distill her key takeaways for developing a healthy, nourishing relationship with your children.
At the heart are her Three Pillars: The Harmonious Dance, It Is Never the Child, and The Love Cycle of Parenthood. To give just a taste of these teachings, the first pillar—The Harmonious Dance—describes the natural give-and-take relationship between parents and their children, where the role of teacher and student is meant to switch constantly as children grow up. When parents fall too heavily into teacher mode, The Harmonious Dance becomes unbalanced.
Through the synergy of these three pillars, Pirtle takes readers on a journey from pre-conception all the way to adulthood, checking in with parents at each stage of growth and describing the unique challenges—and joys!—that accompany each one.
Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops is an optimistic manual for any parent who needs to be reminded of how special their job really is.
Pirtle’s perspective on parenthood is truly unique—and refreshing. She believes that the healthiest families blossom where equality is encouraged. Forgetting to respect our children enough, or putting too much pressure on them because parents know what is right, is exactly the wrong way to raise young adults. And, while this message might be tough for some parents to hear, it could be exactly what they need to hear.
For readers who are interested in engaging with more of Pirtle’s teachings, they are encouraged to pick up a copy of 365 Days of Happiness, which is a guide to cultivating true happiness in one’s life. Though less specific to parenthood, this brilliant book carries its own share of great life lessons.
Thank you so much BlackRubyMagazine – so thrilled that you loved my new book “Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops” and included it in your list 🙂
…It’s not easy raising children but this book is a fun and easy read that lets you know that you are not alone.
This book opens new doors for you to dive into parenthood with fresh zest, plenty of fun, and infinite love for yourself and your children by teaching you these 3 important pillars to better parenting:
The Harmonious Dance, It Is Never The Child, and The Love Cycle of Parenthood
No matter if you are a parent, grandparent, aunt and uncle, or just a lover of life, Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops will inspire you to dig deeper into the enjoyment of being alive and being a Mother or Father.
Get ready, this book will leave you with a sweet tooth that is endlessly craving well-feeling parenting and life moments every day!
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…Initially I was like, “oh not another parenting book…” However after having a few hard weeks parenting , Emily. I decided to read the book and I am glad I did.
…Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops is less a book about how to parent , but how to bring joy to parenting and thus your lives.
…We often get stuck in a rut , Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops will help inspire you to dig deeper into the enjoyment of being alive and being a Parent. The book has some nuggets of parenting wisdom that you can use and which i have tried to implement in my approach to parenting.
…So has the book made me a better parent? I’m not sure. What it has done is to remind me to bring Joy to my life and my daughters, to enter into daily activities with gusto. I have the choice to be grumpy and exhausted mom or I can be a happy mom. I have the choice to be miserable or happy. Being miserable is draining on your body and mind , while being happy is energizing.
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I was invited to be part of IdeaMensch’s interview series––thanks so much for having me.
We talk about entrepreneurship, ideas, trends, productivity, strategies, and of course wine…
How do you bring ideas to life?
By getting out of my own “physical, mind, and what’s possible” way and by letting my soul passion flow freely and openly––no matter how crazy the ideas are. My ideas always come to life that way.
Read the full interview by clicking on the link. Enjoy!
“Make well-feeling a priority for you because it spreads to your children, filling every single cell of their whole being – body, mind, soul, consciousness – with goodness, and it returns that high-for-life energy to you like a boomerang.”
Jacqueline Pirtle’s Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops, is a beautiful book filled with wisdom and heartfelt understanding. It’s an inspiring and insightful new way to examine your relationship with your child and yourself, encouraging you to take more enjoyment from the everyday.
Pirtle’s three pillars of parenthood, The Harmonious Dance, It Is Never the Child, and The Love Cycle of Parenting ensure that your parent-child relationship is successful by laying a strong foundation built on love and recognition of each person’s individual spirit.
Pirtle begins the journey with pregnancy and encourages a new mom to see herself as a ” host for a precious soul.” Her spiritual perspective is a refreshing departure from the ordinary. She continues with this theme well into childhood, engaging the energy of the universe as the force in your relationship.
Once the child is born, there is a focus on the interactions between the child and parent. Pirtle encourages parents to look at their children as unique individuals who are here “not to impress anyone, anything, life itself, or you-but to be BE themselves and only to BE themselves.” However, she encourages parents to enjoy their own lives as well, because happiness is infectious.
Pirtle’s beautiful perspective on parenting is a delightful read. Her expertise as a holistic practitioner and healing arts teacher shines. She will leave you wanting to be the best version of yourself and provides simple steps to make changes into your parenting style. You will come away from it refreshed and energized. It is inspiring and will help you embrace the beauty in the every day.
Spending time with your children is never about how much, how long, and how many times that is — instead it is only about how you and your children feel and connect on a soul level when you are together, or when you are not together. You don’t even have to physically be with them — even though that is what the experience of physical life is all about — to sink up and connect with them because we are all energetic beings and connected as one at all times.
For me personally it is very important that when they text, call, or ping me, I drop everything and I AM present with them — physically if possible, energetically for sure.
My children are a bit older now, so our hanging-out time is a lot over the phone, face-time, and of course when everyone is home through fun talks in the kitchen. We hang out as friends now — enjoying the creative ways that everyone is bringing into the equation.
When they were younger we played a lot, read plenty of books, loved the outdoors, and always made a point to find the next fun thing to do and to be happy. It was important for me to follow their lead and let myself carry with what they had in mind — which turned out to be amazing eye openers, at least most of the time.
I say, if spontaneous moments present themselves, give up the control and the urge to lead, and go play WITH your children — be a child again too. That creates great memories. Read the full interview here:
…Now, my journey with Jacqueline Pirtle’s book is far from over but the notable improvements that this book helps me to recognize is a life improvement that I didn’t believe was possible.
…By using 365 Days of Happiness, I am slowly training my brain to a new ‘usual’. My new normal is more positive or as the book suggests a happy way of living. Each day’s mindful task, exercise or thought stays with me through my day. It’s my sword against negativity and my best means of defense while I work to train myself to this positive way.
…This is one of those books that has the ability to touch those who read it. It’s meant to be a friend to your daily life and it sure did come to my aid over the few months it’s been by my side. It’s not a book to just read, its one to practice. With an opened mind and personal effort, this book can be the start of bringing you to that happy place you’ve been looking for.
…In more ways than one the book catchy slogan, “because happiness is a piece of cake” means so much. While at the start the phrase seems impossible it doesn’t stay that way. 365 Days of Happiness makes that very big promise something anyone can grasp. With the progress I have made since beginning my reading, I too can confirm that happiness can be a ‘piece of cake’ with the daily reminders from 365 Days of Happiness.
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…Excerpt of the book
An important first step for a parent is to relax and know that you really are wonderful just by being here and by being present— ready for your new life as a parent or ready to shift into a new way as a parent. You ARE magnificent!
I invite you to say, think, and feel the following words often:
“I AM a phenomenally powerful parent with a deep inner guidance and an infinite capability to love!”
Really breathe into these words, and feel your shift to being and living in a frequency of peaceful-ness, openness, pure-ness, right-ness, and good-ness—your heart space and your soul being.
Acknowledge that you are NOT here to impress anyone, anything, or life itself––especially not your children. You are here to simply BE; nothing else. Feel the release of all resistance and the pressure-free space that you create for yourself by acknowledging this.