Encouraging Mama Reads for the New Year!
How was your Christmas?! I hope it was more joyful than stressful. I know mine was. I especially appreciated the joy I found at my church’s Christmas Eve services. My sweet Priscilla was “the angel” and sang a small solo in the Kids’ Christmas Pageant. Oh my mama heart! How did you find joy last week? Here is some reading to hopefully encourage and inspire you this week – the week of a brand new year…
My Picks for Encouraging Reads This Week:
- 5 Tips for a Stress-Free Home – I love all of these 5 tips. But especially number 5…
“As we rush around from obligation to obligation we are stressed, hurried, and anxious. Slow down. That email does not need to be answered right this minute. They can wait, your family cannot. Our sole obligation is and should be to our family first.”
- Hand-Me-Downs – What are we “handing down” to our fellow mamas? What words do we want to pass along?
“As a mama tribe, if we are not careful about the words we hand down, we can make it really hard for others to not only be where they are, but to love where they are. And gosh, if motherhood becomes a series of waiting for the next season with trepidation, we are missing it all: the goodness, the blessings, the sweet and the hard that we really wouldn’t trade for anything in the world.”
- The Happiest I Will Ever Be – I LOVE this mom’s look at the bright side of motherhood.
“No matter what happens, no matter what changes… my life will forever be better because of this. Because of this incredible, magical, perfect time.”
- You Won’t Remember, But I Will – Grab some tissues…
“You won’t remember the way I would brush the hair off of your forehead and the way you’d look up at me. Without any words, our souls could touch and say everything to each other that words couldn’t.”
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