It is really the weekend already? My, how time flies! I have again scoured the internet to find uplifting articles for all of you mothers out there who are just trying to be the very best that you can be. You are trying to be more patient, more loving, and more understanding when things don’t go as planned, or when your children have a bad day. You are trying to live in the moment and enjoy whatever stage you are in with your kids. You spend your days kissing your babies, hugging your toddlers, encouraging your school-aged kids, and listening to your teenagers. You try…oh how you try…to be everything to each one of those kids, but sometimes you come up short. Sometimes you lose your cool, even though you try so hard to hold onto it. Sometimes you let your kids watch too much TV so that you can have a few minutes to yourself. Sometimes you push your kids too hard because you want the best for them. Sometimes you feel overworked and under appreciated, and often you wonder if you are ruining your kids by doing this motherhood thing all wrong.
To all of you out there who see yourself in any part of that description, I invite you to take a few minutes to read these articles. They will uplift you, strengthen you, and remind you of what is really important in this business of motherhood.
- 42 Ways To Make Your Kids Feel Absolutely Loved – “‘Do you guys know how much we love you?” he said to our kids.’ We love you more than anything. We love you no matter what. If someone isn’t nice to you at school, or if you make a poor choice, we will always love you.”
- Kudos To You For Being A Productive Stay at Home Mom – “Sometimes, when the kids are finally snug in their beds and the remnants of dinner are piled in the sink, we look around and wonder what in the world we got done that day.But we are raising human beings.So someone tell me—tell all of us moms—does it get more productive than that?”
- Your Children Want You – “Can we remind each other that it is our uniqueness and love that our children long for? It is our voices. Our smiles. Our jiggly tummies. Of course we want to learn, improve, exercise, cook better, make our homes lovelier, and provide beautiful experiences for our children, but at the end of the day, our children don’t want a discouraged, stressed-out mom who is wishing she were someone else.”
- Maybe Life’s Biggest Moments Are Really the Small Ones – “We can’t wait until someone numbers our days to realize each one is a precious gift. Don’t miss them.”
- Worth Fighting For – “The greatest legacy that my mom left her daughters is her example that life is beautiful and motherhood is beautiful—and both are worth fighting for.”
Have a great weekend, and Happy Reading!