Our list of things we “should do” as a parent get longer every day. I was reminded of this in the published letter from the editor in this year’s “Real Simple Family” special issue. I could so relate as she reiterated how every mother we know, book we read, and friends (some who don’t even have children) all seem to carry more wisdom for us to glean from.
Keeping it simple
Some of that wisdom I do “hope” to absorb, but many times all those new “should do’s” as a mom don’t stick and I’m back to simply picking my battles and trying to keep everyone safe and healthy (and sometimes even entertained) when possible under my watch.
At the end of the day that might be all I can manage to do and pray God keeps His big hands of protection around my kiddos, protecting them from that big ole’ world out there and protecting them from possible consequences of my mistakes I know I still make sometimes as their mom.
Photo above I took out on a walk with Mr. M. last night…. The sunset was gorgeous.
Find yourself… keeping it real.