Saturday, March 15, 2008

Why do we front?

Why do we buy things we can't afford, say things that aren't true, and put ourselves in debt to live a false front? Do we think people will like us more if we have cute shoes? Does it makes us feel better about ourselves if our kids are dressed well?

What has this world come to...? Media makes us believe that we need things to be happy but it's not true. Nothing in this world will ever make you happy. You need to look in and up and realize that it is not about the car we drive, the house we live in, or the clothes we wear. It is about loving people fully, giving all that you can, cherishing the small things, and focusing on all the things you have instead of all the things you want!

It seems so simple, but why is it so hard?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Enjoying my kids.....finally!!

With having kids so close together it can definitely be a challenge. There was a time when I felt like all I ever did was discipline and those days are fewer and far between. I hate that feeling when you say to yourself "I am the worst mom, my kids are out of control!" but you have to remember they are learning their boundaries and you are the teacher. Well, they have learned their boundaries, they still have to be remind every once and a while, but what a joy they are!!
I can take them anywhere, out to lunch, shopping, bank, the gym and we now have fun!! I didn't think this would ever be possible! My advice to any mom with a child 3 or under...STAY STRONG, REMEMBER YOU ARE THE MOM and I promise it WILL pay off!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

I now know I am REALLY a mom!

The other night we went out to dinner with the 3 kids for the first time since our baby girl came. Things I learned!

#1 My boys are getting so big (Evan now 2 and potty trained, Trey is 3 and acts like he is 10)

#2 I don't have to stress (When you let go and stop trying to control everything I think everyone relaxes not just you)

#3 Enjoy and live in the moment (Hearing the giggles, listen to their stories, and just enjoying them exactly the way they are makes everyone happy!)

#4 I also learned I am definitely a mom!

As we were driving home from a fun family night out Evan says to me "Here Mommy", so without thinking I reach my hand to the back seat and as he places something in my hand he says, " I got that bogger all by myself". Soooo Gross!!