Mama Reads for Your Busy Week…
How was your week? We went to see Disney’s HOME over the weekend at our local theater. It was totally cute! Have you seen it yet with your kids?
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:
- The Best Playground – I love this reminder – from the kids – that nature is as good as any playground!
“After one of our days spent playing outside in nature with friends at a nearby creek she said to me ‘The creek is kind of like a big park, except without stuff to play on, and you get to play on whatever you want instead, and climb things and do whatever you want, it’s way more fun’.”
- Five Things I Learned After My Daughter’s (Very Public) Meltdown – I love this post, because I have been there – many times! And it’s so hard not to beat yourself up over it afterward.
“I felt like a failure, but I am not: As parents, we cannot define ourselves by the actions of our children. They are going to meltdown, tantrum, argue and whine. If we see this as a reflection of our failure as a parent, we will be discouraged. Refusing to give up shows that we are not failures, but imperfect parents working on new ways to build the relationship and connect with our kids even when things are challenging, messy or inconvenient.”
- How to Be a Perfect Mom – Love this reminder that good enough is good enough.
“It’s too bad real life doesn’t have an Edit button. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just crop out the tantrums and the sticky fingers?”
- 10 Things I Wish I Could Have Told Myself Before I Became a Special Needs Parent – I can relate to this SO much. And I sure wish I had this positivity when it all began…
“Some days are going to be tough. You are going to fall into bed at the end of them and be amazed that you survived! But you will survive those days, and there will be so many wonderful, happy, love-filled days that will far outnumber the tough ones in the end. You will find so much joy in parenting this amazing child; you will feel so blessed to have him in the world with you. No, it’s won’t be easy, and often it will be very hard, but it will be completely worth it!”
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!