Being a parent is the most amazing, wonderful and hardest job in the world. We are in charge of caring and raising these beautiful little humans and guess what?!.....It's not easy!!!
So, why are we so hard on ourselves when it comes to parenting? Don't get me wrong, I know it is a huge responsibility and I think we owe it to ourselves, our kids and honesty our society (no I'm not being dramatic), that we raise our kids to be the best people they can be.
Even with that responsibility weighing on us everyday, I truly believe that we should try not to be so hard on ourselves as parents.
There are going to be days when it seems like we deserve the Parent of the year award..... the kids ate well, played well, napped well, listened and behaved.
......but many times those days are few and far between. (true story: I am currently writing this while my little one is fighting a nap....yay! Go Me!)
Truth is there are going to be many days when we sit down exhausted, staring at the mess that was left in the living room, thinking about how many times we've lost our temper that day and we will ask ourselves "Where did I go wrong?"..... "Why aren't they listening to me today?" ..... "Why can't I be as calm as all those other parents who have way more kids?" (I know some of y'all are nodding your head in agreement with me...we've all thought these before.)
Here's the simple truth....We are parents, which some days feels more like super heroes or at least the energizer bunny running strictly off of coffee, but we are also human......and humans....and parents are Not perfect!
All those calm parents that you see.....they lose it just as much as we do!
All we can do is raise our kids to be good, honorable, honest, kind people....show them love, discipline when needed (and yes...it is needed. You got time outs and you turned out fine, right?!), enjoy them while they are still at home and do the best we can.
We will all have those days when there are piles of dishes in the sink, at least 3 loads of laundry that needs to be done, about to pull you hair out because they aren't listening, multiple cups of coffee kind of days.....and that's okay. It's apart of being a parent!
Don't be so hard on yourself. Do the best you can, trust me by the end of the day when you are getting those bedtime cuddles you will know....you did well.
Another year is coming to a close, but that also means another start to a new year.
New Years eve is always kind of bitter sweet for me.... Time seems to pass too quick, but on the other hand, a new year means new opportunities....
In a world where people are obsessed with having a lot of friends, I choose to keep my tribe small.
We are all convinced that everyone else knows the answer. We see these other people that seem to have it all together, and then wonder why can’t we figure out our own life.
Balance in life is a tricky thing, but here are 3 tips that can help you balance life a little more...
Y'all Christmas is less than a month away!!!
It's a great time of the year to show a little extra love to family and friends by giving them a special gift, just for them...... meaningful gifts with thought and love put into them.
Here's what I keep in mind when shopping for others....
Plus....my friend Rachel Allene has a wonderful gift guide to help you find the perfect gift for the people you care about.
It’s easy to be thankful in the good times, but the moment something doesn’t come as easy or we are dealing with struggles, it suddenly becomes harder to be thankful.
So what's the secret to being more thankful?! Here's the biggest change I've made to be more thankful...
Have you ever wanted to do or try something, but have talked yourself out of it?
Of course you have... we all have.
What really stopped you?
For most of us, it's fear. Don't let fear hold you back....
But please hear me when I say....You were made to do great things!
Everyone looks forward to vacation.... a time to relax and recharge.....a time for fun and not worrying about everyday to-dos.
I'm totally the type of person who starts thinking about the next vacation before we are even back home from one. Anyone else with me there?!
To me traveling can be so relaxing, but I know that it's harder for some people to relax and enjoy. For some, travel can bring on stresses... the stress of planning, what to do and making sure you have everything in order. Just like with everything....vacations aren't always going to be perfect. There might be a few bumps in the road, but there are a few things you can do to help.....
Marriage is a beautiful, wonderful, lovely and quite honestly.... a hard thing.
Just because you marry your best friend, doesn't automatically make you have a stronger relationship. Heck, being married for years doesn't make you have a strong marriage.
The truth is that marriage is hard but it's oh so worth it! IT'S WORTH THE WORK!
I am all for building and strengthening marriages, I think it's so very important to constantly put in the work to help make your marriage as strong as possible.
Here's a great way to strengthen your marriage now!......
"Sometimes the hardest roads lead to the the most beautiful views......"