I think most moms can remember the first time they thought 'oh no, I've turned into my mother!' It might not be a fond memory, as most of us also vowed to never turn into our mothers. Fortunately, I look back at that moment as the moment I realized that turning into my mother wasn't such a bad thing.
My mother has taught me how to give to my children, how to care for them, how to love them…as many many more priceless secrets about being a great mom. She taught me how to live in the moment, enjoy each of my kids for who they are, and how to enjoy being a mom.
I know I’m incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful mother, and now my kids are lucky to have her as an incredible grandmother.
Debbie from Rainbows Within Reach posted a very inspirational quote by Dr. Jean Feldman on her Motherhood post the other day:
“In our efforts to give children the things we never had, let us also remember to give them what we did have.”
Truth be told, there isn’t much that I think my childhood was missing out on, but this reminded me that there are so many things that made my childhood amazing that I would love for my kids to have.
When I was a child, my mother ran a home day care and she always had us doing fun activities. The best activity of all though was her scavenger hunts. I’ll never forget those magical scavenger hunts.
So, today I encourage you to find something from your childhood that you just wouldn’t have missed for the world, and do that with your children. The one activity, tradition, special time that you will never forget and continue the memory. Children grow up so fast. Take a moment to slow down motherhood and just enjoy it.
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