Here's an audio clip so you can listen to the Mom Tip while you tie your child's shoes!
Hi, I’m Regan Barnes from Momivate, and this is your two-minute Mom Tip empowering you to elevate your mothering experience.
I. LOVE. MY. BOOK. CLUB.
More accurately, I love the women who attend the club.
I do enjoy reading books and discussing them -- it's a great challenge for my brain to
1) manage my time effectively to the point where I can fit in reading a book a month
2) pay close enough attention to what I am reading so I can share some thoughts about it
However, when it comes right down to it, I would get together with these women even if it were a knitting club.
Admittedly, knitting is also a challenge for my brain.
My overall point of this, though, is how grateful I am for these women. They are busy moms. Yet they take time out to bless my life by sharing their thoughts, their wisdom, their talents.
Ya see, it's a multi-faceted book club -- we actually spend the first hour or so doing things not related to the book. We eat -- it's ALWAYS a potluck. We share each other's good news -- as well as our challenges. And THEN we discuss the book -- solid discussions, with lots of insights and applications to our lives.
It's like an intellectual challenge wrapped up in a hug!
I cherish my time with these women, whose wise words come home with me and help me in my efforts as a mom.
Momivate has a goal to offer something similar to each of you! We hope to start small groups of 8-10 moms who gather regularly to SMILE together (SMILE is an acronym for Support, Music, Inspiration, Laughter, and Education). If you’d like to help us start this program, sign up on the website to become a Momivator!
We need one another, Mamas! We need to SMILE more often and more purposefully. Let’s work together to get this program up and going, 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!