How Eminem Inspired Me To Be a Better Parent

You’re all like, “What?!?! Eminem? Like the rap guy?”

Yep, you read that right. I’m a pretty big fan of his music.

One of my favorite Eminem songs is called “Lose Yourself.” It really inspires me as I am raising my kids. The song is about music, but when I heard his lyrics about once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, I took hold of that line.

I only have one shot with my children and I am NOT going to let it go. I am going to give my kids everything I want them to have, which is mostly a loving and kind home. I am also going to provide them with  strong guidance to allow them to go forth into their lives as respectful, passionate, loving human beings.

You can listen to Eminem’s song here.

Capturing the moments together,


Was your parenting journey inspired by a song? Let me know on Facebook. I’d love to hear it!

P.S. Thank you to the photographer for sharing your work. Image Source: [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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