The other day after school, I told the boys we could stay at the playground for a little while. My three year-old, Jude, had brought his basketball and my six year-old, Daniel, had recently mastered the monkey bars and wanted to show off his new skills. As we rounded the corner of the building and glimpsed the playground, we realized there must have been some sort of after-school program going on; the place was swarming with kids. My first thought was, “Oh man, we should probably just go home. Look at ALL of these people.”
This was the topic we discussed at this month’s MOPS meeting. It definitely struck a chord with me. Being intentional seems pretty simple, but I have such a hard time actually putting it into practice. As I thought more about the why behind my difficulty, I realized one big reason was that I am not very good about setting achievable goals. I heard two wonderful and practical words of wisdom that day. The first was to set aside fifteen minutes of time each day to focus on something you intend to do. The item of focus can change, like menu… Read More
As I prepared for an upcoming MOPS meeting on this topic, I couldn’t help but think, am I really facing my mom fears? I know that’s a big, general question. It can have a plethora of answers, excuses and reasonings. If I were honest with myself, on a day to day basis I would have to say no. I am not entering boldly into conversations with others. I do not always stick to my guns when giving a mom-dreaded consequence, like no t.v. time. I do not always answer my friend’s truthfully when they ask how I’m doing. Like most… Read More
Dear Reader~ Please know that this blog is a way for me to continue striving towards a magnificent motherhood and to help others along the way! Some days I feel like I got this thing down, and there are just as many (if not more) days, when I couldn’t feel more far away from magnificence. If you are a mother taking care of your family, kissing boo boos, making lunches, tackling the never ending laundry pile, and everything in between, then you, too, are one magnificent mama!