When my first little boy was born, I had ONE big burning motherhood question. One question above all over questions…


Throughout his young life I learned a bunch about parenting styles, health and such – but this ONE big burning question remained… and I want to share with you, in case this is YOUR BURNING QUESTION, too: Seeking an answer, I asked other mothers, I asked my grandmother’s sister (who was about 85). I read books, I google searched, I asked the doctor…. but the question remained not properly answered… One day, I was on Twitter, Tweeting like a good Twit should, and I saw a post about Conscious Parenting and a free teleclass. The teleclass speaker was Phil Johncock. When signing up, I was allowed to put in one question for Phil. I quickly submitted my ONE big burning question:


“How much time each day should I spend one-on-one playing with my child?”

Later, I received the free recording and would you know that MY ONE big burning question was the first question Phil answered!! His response was (in my words): If you are conscious and aware in each moment, then the amount of time that you should spend with your children will be obvious. At first I felt a bit robbed, did my Burning Question get the attention it deserved? However, over the course of the next couple days, I realized that he was right. When I am in each moment and paying attention to my boys, listening to their words, looking into their faces to find the story… then deep in my soul I already know the answer to my ONE big burning question. If you pay attention to their behavior and how they are feeling, you will automatically know when to spend one-on-one time with them, and how much they need.


My boys are big now ~ 12 and 10.5, and their needs (for my attention) have changed A LOT since those early days. But I still follow the same principle. I still take time each day to look at their faces. To talk with them in a quiet place, to cuddle, hug and give plenty of kisses. When one of my boys needs to talk something through, they ask me to meet them on my bed ~ our special talking spot.

I hope this brings some light into your over-worked, loving, figuring-out-all-the-details Mama Brain.



Also, this week’s new original mini painting is called Fondly ~ this original piece has SOLD, because a collector who saw her on Facebook (before she was completely done) asked to claim her.

Fondly by Katie m. Berggren

Fondly by Katie m. Berggren

YOU can do this too… if you ever see a piece in process (I post on Facebook and Instagram) and feel a connection, don’t hesitate to ask if you can snag her. I’ll let you know if someone else has already done so, or if the piece is a commissioned (pre-sold) piece.

Get yourself a print of Fondly, here.


Thank you for everything, have a WONDERFUL day. Wanna chat live on Facebook? I’ll see you there.

Love & Sincerely, Katie


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