Sunday, August 25, 2013

10 Ways to be a Happier Mom

Just saw this article by Ann Voskamp that I wanted to share: 10 Ways to be a Happier Mom.

I feel like it goes perfectly with a little local fodder I wanted to share. My childhood friend Kelly is the mother of five children. She is also a self-professed perfectionist struggling to figure out how to parent five kids and be a perfectionist at the same time. Her mother sent her an email with 10 tips that I thought were just good solid wisdom. I've known Nancy my whole life so I am taking the advice to heart too.

A Mother's Wisdom

  1. SLEEP
  2. EAT WELL!
  3. Shut brain off and quit worrying about housework (QUIT thinking so much!!)
  4. ENJOY your family!
  5. Don't worry about anything in the FUTURE! LIVE IN THE MOMENT and DO NOT WORRY about that either!
  6. Let GOD be in charge! HE'S so much better at it!!!
  7. Do not value yourself according to what you get accomplished!
  8. Tell your husband you love him, EVERYDAY! ( I just threw that in bcause everyone needs to feel valued!)
  9. Enjoy the little moments with each of your kiddos (I think you already do this! :)
  10. PRAY EVERY night for each one of your children, and for your husband! Don't forget!!!!!! :):)

1 comment:

crazystegmamaof4 said...

Love the article and love that it goes hand in hand with my wonderful mom's advice. Such wise words that us "overthinking" moms need to hear. We do need to slow down (especially all our crazy thoughts!) and for me I need to be content with non-perfection :) Hang in there, mama are doing a tremendous job and will continue to do so with 4 little ones!