Our lives are determined by our intentions. I am no longer the frazzled, “busy” mom I once was. Instead, I now try each day to pause, to create, and to intentionally be the mother I want to be.
Posts in the "Your Brain" category:
Allyson Reynolds is talking metaphorically here. The phrase comes from a professor of English–the idea is to write objectively and avoid getting so lost in love with your favorite words, phrases, or ideas that you can’t “murder” them for the sake of creating something more succinctly wonderful. Now Allyson’s applying it to motherhood (again, metaphorically).
Have you ever had a deep inner desire to take control of your out-of-control life and make it simpler? I did!
In the midst of all the conflicting advice out there about what the best mothering practices are, it’s so easy to constantly second-guess ourselves. Includes a tongue-in-cheek chart that will help you see how silly some of our worries really are.
Sometimes, I resent that my life even requires the effort it takes to be organized. But you know what? I’m a mom. So whether I like it or not, being organized is a skill I simply have to master.
It’s important to accept that perfect, ongoing balance is just not going to be possible for most of us. And that’s OK. But it’s also important to find a simple system for ensuring that we do some things we really care about every day.