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What One Mom Will Do To Overcome Her Fears

 

I’m afraid of a great many things, from wide-open spaces to serial killers to crickets. But since having children, I’ve tried not to let my kids see that their mom is riddled with fear. I try to be confident and the first one to say “yes!” when faced with something that would normally scare me (like opening the garage to get my boys’ bikes when we had the cricket infestation).

So this has led me to do things that I would never dream of doing. Like go on a roller coaster (new fear) to flying on airplanes without first downing a glass of wine (or two) to ziplining to (gasp!) hanging from a trapeze.

My kids know that I’m not fearless because they say things like “It will be okay, Mom.” And “Don’t worry.” But I want them to see that even though something might be challenging, it can be worth it to look fear in the face and try.

Watch the video above to see a few of the fears I’ve conquered since having kids.

Ziplining

 

 

 

 

 

 

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