the sling diaries: communication

This is the fourth installment of a six-month series called the Sling Diaries, sponsored by Sakura Bloom. We were sent two Sakura Bloom slings to review, in exchange for a collection of entries based on different themes each month. I’m excited & honored to be a part of this project! Stay up to date with all of the participating families on the Sling Diaries Pinterest page.

When I starting preparing for this post, my thoughts immediately went to all of the talks we have with our kids. Sometimes, even I think we overdo it. It seems like a day doesn’t pass without some monumental talk, during a meal or before bedtime. We want our children to grow into conscientious citizens and spouses and parents. We try to make every moment count, and we rarely pass up an opportunity for a teaching moment. But it doesn’t stop there.
We spend a lot of time telling our kids without using words, and I decided to go with that for this submission. A simple trip to the ice cream shop is full of quiet life lessons, and I tried to keep track of a few on this particular evening.
Good things come to those who share.
Don’t keep junk food in the house. It makes dessert runs taste sweeter.
Wear what you like, and do so with confidence.
Keep things simple. Sometimes, less is more.
Babywearing earns big brothers attention from the ladies.
Family will always be around, so treat it well.
There are perks to being on the small side.
Learn to enjoy and appreciate the taste of water.
Look for adventure wherever you are.

13 thoughts on “the sling diaries: communication”

  1. Great post Rachael, love the candid shots! You and Chris are doing a wonderful job with your family. I’ve been following for a while now and so glad that I can share just a little bit in your family’s journey. You’re really an inspiration. I also follow on Instagram (@sassnsam), if you ever make the trip to Canada I’d love to show you around, we’re not too far from Niagara Falls! That sounds a little stalker-ish (eek) but I promise I’m not! ;)

    1. Thank you for the encouragement! I’ve never even been to New York, but I’ll keep ya in mind if we press onward into Canada :)

    1. Wow, super sweet of you! Thanks for the encouragment. I’ve felt awkward at times with this series, since it’s not what I’m used to. But it’s been a fun exercise in blogging and I’m enjoying the challenge!

  2. Hey that looks just like the brusters down the road from me. (I live in fort mill) love that they give free baby cones :)

    1. Thank you! I was really careful about it at first, so as not to make them feel pressured. But they love being in the thick of it!

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