As a student mom I finally decided to give myself some breathing room and take the summer off to spend extra time with my husband and kids.
Now this is the point in the post where I’m supposed to tell you the magical way I lost the weight for good. The thing is, there is no simple solution.
Remember to involve children in the recording of their own memories. My kids love reminiscing over our summer flipping through each memory book!
Sometimes Team Parent will have things to discuss that are not for our kids’ ears, so we will use our secret codes to circumvent them.
I have had many people ask me how or why I became involved in the community and it invariably leads to a second question of how they can become involved.
Strawberry shortcakes and strawberry jam. Strawberry slush made with brandy for the grown-ups. The possibilities were endless!
I never thought motherhood was about competition or having to learn to fit in–in my mind that all ended in middle-school.
When you close your eyes at night for the two seconds in which you are still conscious do you ever think, “My life is OUT of control.”?
That was enough, right? I was getting by. I couldn’t even remember what I enjoyed doing for myself, much less actually partaking in self-care.
I know I cannot stop myself from aging, but I can find peaceful and meaningful ways to embrace it. At least for this decade.