It's May-hem Time
Ever notice how many more demands there seem to be on your time in the month of May and on into the summer?
It can feel like Mayhem, trying to juggle everything that is going on as well as added outdoor chores, children being home from school, vacations, special events and different schedules.
I know I have been picking up on it. And even if you don't have a lot going on you may be picking up the overwhelm from those around you.
If you are feeling added stress, be aware of the toll it may be taking on you, your body, and your relationships.
Of course, we all have choices that we can make that can ease the stress, but all too often we become victims of our own choosing by taking on more than we really care to. We become victims of not wanting to be judged by others.
And for parents, what do you want to teach your kids about making choices? Or maybe even better, what can you learn about making choices from your kids? Ever notice that kids, especially young ones, don’t worry about what other people will think, and will choose anyway? This changes as they grow older and receive the influence of adults.
You can take on the attitude of "This too shall pass." And again, I ask you what price do you pay each time that happens.
The reason for this message today, is to give you permission to stop, ask some questions about what you are choosing and why.
How have you defined yourself as a mother? Is something else possible that would allow you to be even greater than you ever thought possible?
Another Mother’s Day has just passed. During the day, I came across this Face Book post, “A mother is selfless and sacrifices her life for her children.” I can identify with a time in my life that I thought that was true, raising my 3 sons and 2 step-children. My own mother was an example of this. However, today I find this quote and many others that try to define motherhood (and fatherhood for that matter too) to be very unsettling. In all fairness, what this quote may be referring to, is that a mother is willing to put her life aside for a moment so that she can offer time and energy to her children. However, this is not how it is always received. A moment is quite different than living this 24/7. And can have quite devastating effects.
Several ideas come up with this that many parents may find beneficial if they too wonder about similar quotes and definitions.
How have you defined yourself as a mother (parent)? Is something else possible that would allow you to be even greater than you ever thought possible?
Mary shares her desire to create different possibilities for families and individuals who are looking to live a more conscious and aware lifestyle. BE YOU Parenting is for parents who want to BE all that they truly BE and to allow their kids the same privilege.