I am Diana Blanco, the proud mom of 9 year old twins, and a very spirited 3 year old daughter. I am also the wife of an amazing man, who shares my vision of how I want our daughters to be raised, loved, disciplined and cherished. We make a great team, I couldn’t find a better partner to share my live with.
I grew up with parents who had tremendous love and the best intentions for me and my brothers, but not the best delivery. Since as long as I can remember, I promised myself I would be a loving, gentle and present mother once I had children. I also promised myself that I would help other parents be the best parents they can be for their children, so we could all raise a generation who doesn’t have to recover from their childhood, but thrive because of it.
Well, the promises still stand, and most days, I am a great mom. However, I make daily mistakes, I veer from my fantastic parenting goals and find myself apologizing to my daughters and trying to deal with the subsequent guilt that accompanies my shortcomings as a mother.
Parenting is, without a doubt, one of the toughest ‘jobs’ on hearth and one of the most rewarding and fulfilling ones at the same time. Despite the books we read, and advice from friends and family, when we become parents, we sometimes feel exhausted, stressed, confused, defeated, guilty and not knowing what to do.
My goal is to share my personal experiences, the good, the bad, the pretty and the ugly; and to provide you with useful, direct and practical advice to help you become the parent you always wanted to be.
Beside being a mother and business owner, I am a Certified Youth, Parenting and Family Coach; Positive Discipline Educator; Child Sleep Expert; and the founder of Smooth Parenting, a gentle parenting and positive discipline advocacy, education and coaching center for parents, childcare providers and educators.
Much love, Diana-