Mama Reads for Your Mom Time…
How was your week? Our week was nice. Cliff has been off of work for the week doing a big siding project to get our home ready to list on the market. So it’s been hectic, but nice seeing him more this week. Big changes coming our way soon!
Have a busy week coming up? (I know, I know… what mama doesn’t?!) Need some encouragement or just something to read in your downtime? Here are my favorite “Mama Reads” for you…
My Favorite Mama Reads for Your Week Ahead:
- Do You Trust Your Parenting Gut-Feeling – Love this reminder to come back to ourselves and trust ourselves as the true expert of our own children.
“No one knows your child better than you. No one’s advice is going to take into account all of the little intricacies that makes your child unique. No one is going to relate to your child in a way that you can.
As you read a blog or a book or listen to the suggestion of a friend, let the information filter through your own personal lens. It has to work for your child. Your family. Your temperament.”
- When Feeling Annoyed Might Be a Good Thing – I like this thought that we can look for the positive in our difficult emotions.
“Could your annoyance be a sign that your child is ready to progress? Maybe somewhere deep down you realize that they are capable of sleeping through the night or putting on their shoes and you start demanding more of them. As you do that you are helping your child’s development.”
- 8 Things I Underestimated About Motherhood – AMEN to all of these! Especially this…
“This love is so intense, some days I’m certain my heart will explode. This love is innate. The instinct to protect, care for and nurture my children is the most natural thing I will ever feel.
Motherhood is SO hard, but the love, the love is so easy.”
- How I Deal With Depression – For all of the mamas out there (like myself!) who struggle or have struggled with Depression.
“I chose to let go of all the expectations I had on life and stopped thinking of what could be. I have to admit this is a tough one, and it takes a lot of practice to constantly remind yourself to step back from the control and let life happen to you, but I strongly believe that if you can master it, you will find true happiness.”
How do you find encouragement and inspiration during your busy days, Mama? Do these “Mama Reads” help? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!