Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 6:47

What are the top three lessons that I learned from each of my children?

She always believes, she always has faith. She always says, mom, it's going to work out. It's going to happen. And she kept me going with that about faith. Her having that type of faith just gave me a boost, a boost in my life. See, my kids, I tell you, they keep on teaching me stuff. And then the third thing I learned with my first daughter is a bargain. Is not always a bargain

@DressingRoom8 #Children #LifeLessons #ILoveMyChildren #BeingAMomIsNotEasy

Angela Kaye
@AnngieKaye · 4:55
And so seeing, really, from birth, how my son was not shy and how he wasn't afraid to take a stand for himself, really felt good to watch. And it felt good to watch, even now, as an adult, how he makes decisions on his own terms, and he's not a pushover, and he's a kind guy, don't get me wrong, but he doesn't live by other people's choices or decisions. And I'm so super proud of him
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 2:17

@DearAuntyAng

Thank you so much, Angela. It seems to me that both of your sons are just leaders and never been a follower. And that is amazing because most kids want to be liked and they feel like if they follow somebody, that they'll be liked or they'll be respected. And that's just not true. You don't have to be a follower to be respected. Right. I also love the fact that you pray over your kid. It
Swell Team
@Swell · 0:15

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J.L. Beasley
@Her_Sisu · 5:00
I don't know if you had any other children, but the two that are standing right there, that are alive. Listen. Or at least that's what I say about my son. Look, I gave up my best egg. Those are two of your best, honey. They are beautiful women. And you've got to be so proud that you and your trusted tribe of support that have influenced their lives have sown enough seeds for them to go out into this massive world and be successful
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 3:41

@Her_Sisu

And I'm grateful because not just that they're pretty inside and out. They have really good manners, and they know a lot of stuff. They know how to pray. They know how to get a prayer through, honey. And that's one other thing that I didn't mention that I'm so grateful about my kids is that. Well, I did say Anika had a lot of faith, and she does. And then you said he taught you how to love fully
Cheyonia Wade
@Chey · 4:58

#momming for a moment

She taught me that you can be strong and fragile. You could be strong and soft. And she was always, like, bigger than the other kids and a little thicker, but she liked to be girly, and she loved her purple and her frilly stuff, and she liked her hair done with her curls, and she loved drawing dresses. And I thought it was the cutest thing because that wasn't my strong suit
Cheyonia Wade
@Chey · 4:57
But he told me the importance of a legacy and instilling gentleness in him, and he showed me what happiness and a young man could look like, what it should look like. And I'm grateful for that. But, yeah, that kid gives me a run for my money. And my third daughter. Now, she taught me how to be more assertive. She is definitely a feisty one, but she taught me what unconditional love is
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 3:41

@Chey

But our kids teach us that we should have boundaries, that we should be smart, that we should be okay with disagreements and learn to make up. And that kids are going to make mistakes. They do it all the time, but so do grown ups. And that's what I learned. Another thing, what I learned with my kids, I learned how to apologize. Because my parents didn't apologize to us as kids. It was what it was
Cheyonia Wade
@Chey · 5:00

@LadyFi

I remember I used to be standing there for hours getting a third degree. Um, but, yeah, no, that's something that I had to learn. And I can't even explain to you what came over me or how it happened or what. But I think I was really blessed with some really great kids. My older two, them girls, they did not give me a problem. They were perfect for me at that stage in my life. They did what needed to be done
Gentle Flame By India
@INDIA333 · 4:30

#myangels #mystrength #myeverything

And then when I had my youngest, it was just like I saw a younger version of myself in her. And my youngest kind of helps me be more in touch with my inner child, my younger side, my more playful side. She's so loving and caring, but firm when she needs to be. And it's so funny because I see so much of myself and her, and she showed me it's okay to not take everything so serious all the time
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 2:49

@INDIA333

I mean, we run around with them, we do tricks, we tell stories. We just give hugs and kisses and love. And it helps us to get in touch with our inner child to remember how much fun it was to be a kid. Right. You said that she could be firm, but you see yourself in her a lot. And that's good. It means that she. Sorry, I get interrupted. It means that you and her have a lot in common
Natasha Nurse
@DressingRoom8 · 4:45

@LadyFi So beautiful 😍 https://s.swell.life/SU6kgf3g06ovQBV #motherhood #parenting #lessons #learned

It's. This was such a beautiful swell. Oh, my goodness. Thank you for shouting me out. And thank you for making this. Your daughters are beautiful, and you have such a beautiful family, and I really appreciate it. Mama. Those lessons are critical. Critical because I'm earlier on in the journey and trying to figure it out, and I know that. I already know that with parenting, you'll get it wrong more than you'll get it right
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 0:44

@DressingRoom8

It's. Thank you. I'm so glad you liked it, because you inspired it. And I'm so glad that you were able to talk about your son and how much you love him and how much he makes you take breaks, and how much he helps you to be a better person and to focus and his humor and his interest in music and all the other things that he does just to make you smile each and every day. You have a beautiful boy. You really do
Natasha Nurse
@DressingRoom8 · 2:31

@LadyFi They do 🥹🥹🥹 #lookahead #future #growingup

I look forward to that friendship, part of adulting children. But just curious, what's that been like for you? What are things that you've enjoyed. And then what are things you plan to do with your grown babies?
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 2:04

@DressingRoom8

What I would like to do in the future is go see them, of course. Help them furnish an apartment. Not like brand new furniture, but we can definitely go to some furniture stores or dollar general, dollar store, wherever we want to go, in order to get lots of different things for their house. And don't have to be expensive either. There are several. Know, Marshall's just everywhere, is what I would say
Natasha Nurse
@DressingRoom8 · 1:41

@LadyFi I have an idea 💡 #gaming #VR #technology #newage #modern #parenting #meta

You could do games. My husband has a headset, and he goes on. I've yet to have ventured in, but I believe there are games you could play, there's exercise games you could do. There's all sorts of things you could do. So have you thought about hanging out virtually in that manner? Because that could be really fun. And then that way it's not like, locationally dependent where you all are. Let me know what you think
Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 0:42

@DressingRoom8

More than likely, I would be the one that has to purchase them. So that's going to have to wait a while. But it is an interesting idea. So thank you so much for telling me about it, because that just might do it. It might help. That way we can least see each other and spend some time together. I appreciate you. Thank you