I hope you are having a nice week!

I bet you say “I love you” to your kiddo(s), a lot. Or maybe you don’t. We were all raised differently, some of us were raised to share affection, and some… not so much. Some of us were taught to tell with words, or show with touch, smiles, & helpful actions. Some… not so much.

Words get worn out, overused and lose their power. What if we did more *showing* in place of some of the telling? What if we did more leaning over, reaching out, taking ahold, slowing down (and stopping)…?

What if we not only *said* “I love you”, but also set aside the iphone and looked into the eyes of our child (or our spouse), fully ready to listen and connect?

That’s it. That’s my gem for today ~ I always have trouble getting perfectly placed puzzle pieces in my head to come out in some recognizable order. But at least they come out. And if I can inspire ONE mother to become fully open to her child’s attention, today, even for a few moments, then I’m happy.

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New Original Paintings from the Everyday Connection Collection!

I have 2 new chunky 4×4″ one-of-a-kind original paintings for you today. Bonded and Beautiful Son. Click the images to make them yours. This is such a fun little size ~ hung on a nail or set on a shelf! These little touch-able, hold-able paintings are perfect for tucking into a nook, giving as a sweet & intimate gift, or for gracing a shelf or counter.

Bonded new mini original painting by Katie m. Berggren

Bonded ~ new mini original painting by Katie m. Berggren

Beautiful Son original mini painting by Katie m. Berggren

Beautiful Son ~ new original mini painting by Katie m. Berggren

Wanna Spread Love Around?Forward this email to two mama friends to share the reminder to SHOW, versus tell… and these fun little chunky minis! ~ thank you 🙂 

Sincerely, Katie

Katie m. Berggren