A couple of weeks ago I had a ROUGH day with the kids. We were all pushing one anothers buttons, I had locked myself in the closet and cried multiple times, and with each room I got clean they had messed up 2 more. During one of my Mommy time out sessions I had a slap in the face awakening that I was approaching life as a mom in completely the wrong way. I was focused on the computer, keeping the house clean and presenting a “perfect” life. With that I was putting my kids down; telling them to stop doing what they were, telling them they were being naughty, and never praising them for what they were doing right. It immediately broke my heart to know that I wasn’t helping them to be positive and uplifting people because I wasn’t being those things toward them. Along with this realization I wondered what I could change to be the mom I wanted my kids to remember. I didn’t want to be remembered as the mom who always yelled, the mom who was always on her computer or the mom who was most concerned with a clean house. The only things that came to mind were
If I could do these 3 things with my kids I would be completely satisfied with the job I am doing. So I created this printable to have with me in my purse, by my bed and even in the kitchen on the fridge as a regular reminder of what’s important. I have taken these to heart lately and have been more calm in my talking with the kids. It has helped with how we do our daily routine and interact with one another. I thought I would share the printable for all the other moms out there who may need that slight reminder from time to time.
Leave a comment below letting me know what you’re goals are for 2014
A few other free printables from Our Thrifty Ideas