Focus on love and not comparison

It’s so easy to compare how we parent and raise families to others. To question if we are doing it right. To feel guilty for not doing Disney, camping trips, weekend getaways, massive road trips or European adventures.
You can be inspired by others to try new things as a family and you can simply be happy for them and content with the way you are raising your family.
How boring life would be if we all did the same thing. I love that my husband was raised differently than I was because I get to hear his stories and he gets to hear mine.
If I had to pick one thing I would want my daughters to remember about childhood, it wouldn’t be the expensive clothes, apple watches, out of my budget toys and gadgets, or vacations that left me needing a vacation… it would simply be, a memory of being loved.
And when I set that as my definition of success then the world opens up in a whole new way.
I get to focus on love and not on comparison.
Not on things outside of my control.
And of course focus on baby goats. Because that is love.

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About Becky

Becky Schmooke (pronounced “Smoke”) is a Mindful Leadership Consultant and Speaker, focused on providing action based mindfulness and leadership training to organizations and businesses who are ready to do things differently.

Becky’s Mindful Kitchen, is located outside of Iowa City, and provides truly unique team building and leadership retreats,  strategic planning workshops, private parties and classes and weekly summer camps for kids. The commercial teaching kitchen, treehouse, archery range, bush craft skills, first aid training, wood fired pizza oven, chickens, baby goats and timber adventure playground provides endless opportunities for hands on activities.


As a mom to three girls, 60 chickens, 4 goats, 2 dogs and a fire fighter’s wife- life is never boring and provides Becky with endless stories which she uses to illustrate her approach to mindfulness in daily posts on social media.  

In all that she does, Becky has one goal, to build confidence in others to take action to live their best life, not just pass time.  

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