Some Inspiring Reads for Busy Mamas!
Last week was a BUSY week for me. A very good busy, though, because I’ve started a new adventure with Young Living Essential Oils! I’m so excited about getting my Starter Kit and exploring these oils with my family and kids. Keep an eye out for upcoming posts on kid-friendly ways to use essential oils. What have you been up to this week? Are you ready for some inspiring reads?
My Picks for This Week’s Mama Reads…
- Making the Trade – Choosing Our Kids Over Our Negativity – Once again, it’s all about perspective, Mamas!
“…no matter how much of a capitalized and italicized day we are having (it might even have some question and exclamation marks thrown in for good measure), our perspective is what is going to make us or break us. We have the choice to dwell in the dark thoughts and angry hearts or to do the hard thing on those hard days and make the trek up to higher ground.”
- How 5 Rings Are Going to Make Me a Better Mom this Year – I love this very TANGIBLE way to work on ourselves as moms.
“Run your thumb across those 5 rings and remind yourself that you’re doing your best and you’re doing something real to try to do better.”
“We live in a society of cheerful Facebook statuses, unattainable perfection via Pinterest and constant comparison to others thanks to the in-our-faces photoshopped bodies on billboards and newsstands. Perfection is impossible and yet, looking around, it can be easy to feel like others are closer to achieving it than we are.”
“In its entirety, however, Huening’s portrait is one of raw and staggering beauty. The intimate depiction of motherhood and family may not depict the entire story, but it surely captures some intimate aspect of reality. ‘My goal was to say something universal and deeply human,’ the artist told Lucida Magazine. ‘But this is not our real-life one-to-one; it’s a piece of art.'”