I tend to focus on how tired I feel or I let myself feel guilty for not doing all of the fun activities on my Pinterest Boards. But, when it comes down to it, they don't need the "extras." They just need a present me.
Tonight...I ran! If you know me, I am not a runner...at all! In fact, I despise it! My husband is the runner in the family. Even when he's deployed on his submarine, he's always trying to fit in time for a treadmill run. It's pretty crazy how they cram a treadmill onto a submarine (just… Continue reading Running Made Me a Better Mom
Family Friday One of my favorite things to do this time of year is drive around and look at Christmas lights. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been fascinated by them! I remember my dad grabbing the ladder and crawling on the roof to put up lights and how proud it made… Continue reading Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time: Christmas Lights, S’Mores, Scavenger Hunt & Live Nativity
The memories are made in those moments when we slow down to just enjoy the moment. When we are too busy trying to perfect things, we lose sight of what it's all about.
My sweet blogging friends at A Fractured Faith wrote about "why do you get out of bed in the morning?" To quote them, "Some mornings both the flesh and the spirit are unwilling when it comes to rising and facing the daily grind. " This had me cracking up! It's soooooo true! I am one… Continue reading When God Needs Your Attention at 5am
Maybe they aren't judging but rather feeling a little bit of the "pressure to be perfect" lifted off of their shoulders.
Family Friday Rush, rush. Hurry, hurry.As a busy mom of 2 kids, I used to feel we were constantly running from one place to another with hardly a moment to catch our breath in between. I felt, if we weren't heading home FROM something, we were heading out the door TO something. I found myself… Continue reading How This Over-busy Mom Made Time for Herself
Family Friday If you could teach your kids one trait, what would it be? What values do you hope to instill in them? My son's school just started a program called The Six Pillars. The Six Pillars is a school-wide character education program that teaches students the importance of character, and also recognizes students displaying… Continue reading The Most Important Traits to Teach Your Kids
As parents, we tend to focus on what WE are teaching our kids. Perhaps, they are the ones who are, in fact, teaching us!
Sometimes...momma is the best medicine you can ask for.