To Idolize or Prioritize?
My kids aren’t perfect, and I’m not a perfect parent, but when I stopped idolizing my children they became decent human beings. When I stopped making them the center of my world, they stopped believing that they were the most important person in the world.
I cannot wait to see what their futures hold, to watch them explore different interests and hobbies...This is what makes me okay with closing the door on those baby days and embracing the change of new seasons.
First Time Mom vs. Not
Isn’t it unreal how the enemy uses our self-doubt to steal away the joy of motherhood? Now that I have been into this “mom thing” for just over 8 years, I have learned that some things matter and some just don’t.
Some days you may follow a structured program and some days you are just happy with brushing your teeth and using the bathroom alone! Let’s all work on finding a routine and stick it out together.
The Worst and Best Parts of Having Kids
It’s so hard to watch. It’s so hard to see my kids struggle with the same things that I do. But, because they react to things in the ways that are modeled to them, I also get to see the best parts of myself in them.
As a mom we all have that guilt of doing things for ourselves. We feel bad for wanting to do things for ourselves because of our list of chores that need to be done, but this time can lead to you refreshed and ready to rock!
We as parents go day to day with our head in our phone, that is why our kids are acting out. If we just spend at least a little bit of uninterrupted time with them and also play outside with them so they can exert all of their energy, you will have a much better mama and child at the end of the day!
Planning for the Unplanned
I was scared I wouldn’t love this baby. I didn’t know how I would take care of my baby at home when I was sick with the one growing inside me. I was 100% panicking.
Lately I have been questioning if it’s the right decision to pack our schedules so full that we have limited time to just breathe, let alone spend any time together as a family. Aren’t we called to have purposeful lives? How do we balance those good things without spreading ourselves too thin?