So sometimes I make these elaborate and creative learning activities for my kids but then I’m in a grouchy mood and I don’t have nearly as much patience as I’d like and I grump and fuss at my kids. And I realize that, when it comes down to it, my kids are more likely to remember that mommy was moody and grouchy than the super duper fun science or history project.
Sure, I know we all get in bad moods and we can’t be patient with our kids all of the time. But I want to be more patient. And less fussy at my kids. I want to show them more kindness and love and gratitude. I’ve been working on it and I’m getting better at it. I’m a work in progress and I’ve found some new inspiration.
Lately, I’ve been savoring a new (to me) blog during the quiet moments I have in the morning before my husband and kids wake up. Just me and my mug of coffee and my yellow Lab at my feet, having just had her breakfast. I’m reading Awesomely Awake.
Shawn Leddington Fink and her collaborators write some amazing and inspiring stuff on how to parent more mindfully and peacefully, how to play more with your kids and truly connect, how to not yell, how say yes more often, and this post, which inspired me most of all: setting a daily intention for what kind of day I truly want to have.
And she has something else. Her Abundant Mama project. I’m signing up for it and I’d love for you to join me. Here’s what it is:
This 5-week e-course is designed to inspire Mamas to create their own daily gratitude practice — a new perspective on their life and family. It will bring new life to old routines. It will strengthen the bonds you have in your relationships. It will provide comfort on those challenging days. It will add a little bling to the ordinary.
Here’s how it works:
You receive one to two weekly emails with inspiration and several writing prompts “to get you thinking and writing about the goodness in your life and really fun, meaningful family activities to get the whole family in on the fun.”
The focus is on becoming aware of and appreciating the abundance in your life right now. I know I will learn and grow with this project as I’ve already received so much from reading the other wonderful ideas on Awesomely Awake.
You can find more information and sign up for Shawn’s Abundant Mama Project here.
Disclosure: I’m receiving The Abundant Mama course for free in exchange for writing about it. But you know what? I would’ve gladly paid for it. So go check it out. And consider joining me on this journey.