I met a new friend last week, she is great. She is also a mom of two precious little ones.
I was inside grabbing something and she had a conversation with my mom outside. At some point in the conversation my mom told her about our alarm clocks that we use for the kids to keep them in bed each morning and down for naps/quiet time in the afternoons.
It is one of my favorite parenting tools that we use!
Tonight, I saw my new friend again and she was so excited to tell me that she tried the idea with her two year old daughter and loves it!
These are the kinds of stories that make me smile. When we can share ideas with each other that bring hope to the tough job that we have as parents. We all get tired, right?
Even if my kids do stay in bed in the morning, let me tell you some of the things that overwhelm me as a mom of five kids...taking all five kids to the pool (only one of whom passed the swimming test and can swim alone), packing everything that we need for a picnic lunch and swimming gear for a family of seven to go on that trip to the pool, the fact that the life guards kept having to tell my children to "stop running" over and over and over, having your child say that they have to go to the bathroom and then you return and the next child has to and then the next one...and I of course asked them every time..."does anyone else need to go to the bathroom?"
The thing is, I still feel maxed out with five kids even if they do sleep in until 8am every morning. I felt that with one child and then two children and then...
I still have one more parenting tip that I have learned along the way...it happens to be my favorite...even more so than the amazing alarm clocks from Target that you can buy for just $13.49!
My number one parenting tip through it all has been..."but God."
I can't be stretched anymore...but God. I can't make it through this day...but God. I can't clean up one more cup of spilled milk...but God.
I read a beautiful post last week and knew right away that I wanted to share it with ya'll.
If you haven't grabbed your coffee yet, go grab a cup...put a Netflix episode on for your kiddos and read this...To Moms Of One Or Two Children.
I'm glad we are all in this together and I am glad that no matter what each of us face there is always...but God.
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