I thought my gift was going to be that I emailed a couple friends I haven't heard from in a while but what I found yesterday was myself really working towards mindfulness in my parenting.
I had noticed a pattern that I want to stop in my parenting. I recognize my motivation for the behavior the mistaken idea it will help/make the situation/feelings ease. I cut myself some slack for not being perfect like http://babeecovee.com/blog/category/positive-parenting/ and I just let it go yesterday. I didn't do it even once. There were some situations where it could have come up for me. I just experienced my feelings with mindfulness and listened to my kiddo, asked questions, and went on being me without the behavior. It was work but I feel so much better!