Summer is exciting and I’m a mom who enjoys her child being home, but it is all too easy to get off to the wrong start. Having your kids home all summer can be exhausting, frustrating, and frankly just plain hard. For the moms who are stay at home moms and for the one’s who homeschool, God bless y’all! Y’all are amazing!
It can be difficult to transition from your child going to school for most of the day during the school week to being at home for 24/7. I am listing some tips that help me. I do only have one child which can be a lot easier compared to having more than one child at home. I do believe these tips can still be helpful.
I am so glad to be back from being sick and taking a week off. I just got back from a retreat and I wanted to share what I took away from the retreat. I repeatedly heard be bold, confident, and trust in God. Those words are pretty simple and it’s easy to say, but so hard to do.
What happens when unexpected life changes happen? Are we resilient or does it shake things up? Think about your daily routine. You probably do the same routine every morning. You take the same route to work. We are habitual when it comes to our daily lives. I know when even the simplest thing changes in my routine it can send a ripple effect through my whole day.
We tend to have self-reflection time when we need to figure things out. As a parent of a pre-teen I try my best to raise my son right and to be a good person. It wasn’t until we tried something different this year for Lent and it made such a huge impact on him that we are keeping it from now on. Anytime our son was disrespectful or talked back he spent 5 minutes reflecting on what he did in prayer.
Can I be brutally honest? If you have kids then you know that there are always struggles when it comes to parenting. It’s like running through a forest of hills where you go up and down with obstacles in your way. We can probably agree as a whole that it’s hard to be a parent, but have you ever felt like your child is especially hard? I wonder many times why other parents seem to have it easier than me. It’s not something that anyone would like to admit, I know I don’t. Have you ever felt like you try do everything that you can do to be a good parent, to help your child, and the results are still the same?
It felt great that I got to take a weeklong break to enjoy my family. It’s spring and it’s time to declutter, start fresh, and make things happen. It’s a new season and it’s probably my favorite season. Spring is a beautiful time in Texas. The flowers are blooming, the weather is warming up, and there are so many things to look forward to, but not only that it’s the perfect time to gain a new perspective. Several months ago we started fresh with a brand new year. Now that it’s spring, we can refocus and make sure we are following through on our goals.
Happy Tuesday! This week it is our Spring Break. Our son is out of school and I am taking a break with him. I will be using this time to refuel and refocus. I encourage you all to take time off at some point. Everyone needs to step back and take a break.
When you are young, friends seem to be a priority. They are super important and they take a vital role in your adolescence. When you get older and your life changes, so does your friendships. Usually when you are at one stage of your life, your friend is at another. It gets even harder to keep friendships when you decide to get married and have a family of your own. What happens then?