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Hi, I’m Regan Barnes from Momivate, and this is your two-minute Mom Tip empowering you to elevate your mothering experience.
Check out this quote by Anna Quindlen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and mother:
Cherish the doing a little more,
and the getting it done a little less!
I love this quote.
Too often, I'm trying so hard to get a bunch of stuff crossed off the to-do list, thinking that once those check-marks are there, I'll be able to do the fun stuff.
Really, though, as a mom, the list just keeps growing... and that can be a suffocating feeling.
I joke about that with my kiddos, because the laundry is never really done -- unless we take a day to run around naked!
Okay, so nudity might be slightly inappropriate -- but ya gotta admit, there's nothin' like a dancin' two-year-old's flubby blubber!
That might be a more appropriate way to cherish the doing a little more -- make the doing a little more fun. Turn up the music! Let’s Dance!
I’ll let myself eat a little chocolate during the doing, not just as a reward afterwards!
Take time to teach the little ones how to do the doing... they want to know, really they do! And that counts as quality time, during the doing!
What ideas do you have to help us all as fellow moms cherish the doing a little more? Motherhood is full of doing so let’s help each other enjoy the journey by deliberately cherishing the doing… then share if this practice elevates your mothering!
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Because sometimes our attention span has to match our children's. Audio and transcript included!