Motherhood Monday #8: Motherhood Motivations

Motherhood is a bumpy road and it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. I’m sure you know what I mean. You get tired of the same ole thing day after day. As mothers, we wear many hats and a lot of the time it is us that keeps the balance in our families. So what motivates me to be a better mother? I have a few things that motivate me.

My Health: If you keep up with me on Instagram, you know that I am adjusting to a new diagnosis of Celiac Disease. I am re-learning food and how to cook, so that I can become healthy. Obviously this goes hand in hand with being the best mom I can be. I have to maintain my health so that I can take care of myself and my family. 
Don’t Major in the Minors: Giving myself grace each day is very motivating and encouraging. This means that as we go through out the day, we don’t need to get upset over everything that goes wrong. Sometimes kids are going to make mistakes, like accidentally spilling a drink. As adults, I think sometimes we forget that we also make mistakes. Life is so much less stressful when we learn to let the little things go.

My Children: I want my children to enjoy their childhood while they can. It goes by all too quickly and I think there’s a lot of pressure on kids these days. Kids are expected to act like little adults and jump through hoops. This ties into my point that when I am less stressed, I am more motivated in life!

What is your motherhood motivation?

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  1. March 15, 2016 / 11:35 am

    My youngest was diagnosed with Celiac disease maybe ten years ago or so. It gets easier and there are more and more foods on the market that are gluten-free now as compared to many years ago.

  2. March 15, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    I definitely pick my battles where my kids are concerned. I try not to get upset about the little things.

  3. March 15, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    We're same motherhood motivation, I also wanted my son to enjoy his childhood.

  4. March 15, 2016 / 1:41 pm

    I am not a mom :), but like your saying, "dont major in the minors". A good lesson to life in general.

  5. March 15, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    I am not a Mom unless you take into consideration my fur baby. Even with fur babies there can be stress and "don't major in the minors" pertains to us as well!!

  6. March 15, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    Im not a mom yet but trying to become one is for sure stressful! This is such a great post

  7. March 15, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    I try to let the little things go too and focus my energies on the big things, like health.

  8. March 16, 2016 / 12:40 am

    Taking care of your health when you're a mom is especially important. We often don't make the time we should to take care of ourselves.

  9. March 16, 2016 / 2:53 am

    I love my girls and compromising with them! I truly try to just pick and choose what I battle with them with!

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