I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
Reflecting back on the last year of my life, I am shocked at how quickly it flew by, and how much we managed to cram into just 12 short months. It has been both exciting and exhausting, and honestly, I am looking forward to what will hopefully be a peaceful 2015! In the last 12 months, here is what we have done: bought a house, began our second year of homeschooling (my first year teaching 2 kids and piecing together my own curriculum), traveled to Disneyland, Mexico and Texas and jumped on board to help with a church plant in our area. That is the BIG list, it doesn’t include the countless times we have rearranged furniture and moved bedrooms, helped loved ones move, taken small road trips…..you get the point, it has been a whirlwind!
Image courtesy of Growing Up Gable
Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining, I am overwhelmingly blessed. Aside from having a blast, the last year has taught me invaluable lessons about being flexible and not-so-uptight (admittedly, not one of my best attributes). In the midst of chaos I managed to find peace, and to stop, take a breath and find the beauty in it all. My experiences over the last year have helped me to realize that dishes and laundry come second to hugs and walks around the block. My children’s education and emotional well-being deserve more attention than the meal planning and bill paying. I don’t have to feel guilty at the end of the day anymore, it is OK to let some things wait until tomorrow….or the next day. I’ve learned that being an unstoppable mom sometimes mean knowing when to stop and smell the proverbial roses.
The makers of Children’s MOTRIN realize that mom’s are unstoppable, and they want to recognize these fabulous women and the unique advice and support they are able to offer each other. Each week, Kelly Ripa is asking a question on their Facebook page and asking readers to leave their best tips/tricks. By commenting, readers are automatically entered into the $100 sweepstakes!* As a bonus, for each comment left on the video post, $1 will be donated to the charity organization Safe Kids.
So cheers to you moms, I hope your 2014 was as blessed as mine, and I am wishing you a fabulous (and peaceful) 2015!
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