When You don’t Seem to Accomplish Anything

When You Don'tI was browsing the Internet when, quite by chance, I discovered a post that really spoke to my heart. Noticing the Seeds: A Mantra for Parents Who Feel They Haven’t Accomplished Anything Today by Amanda Morgan.

I’m going to quote a few excerpts from Amanda, so you can get a taste of what she wrote. When you’ve finished reading please hop over to her blog Not Just Cute and enjoy the whole post.

Amanda writes about the endless tasks of parenting. How you can spend the whole day working and yet feel as if you have not accomplished anything.

“The work is never finished.  You can spend the day wiping tables, wiping faces, and wiping bottoms just to do it all again tomorrow.  You may get a slight thrill as you fold the final piece of laundry, only to curse at the pair of socks staring back at you from the hamper as you walk by.”

“I couldn’t even count the number of times I’ve collapsed on my bed at the end of the day and asked, “How can I feel so exhausted but have gotten so little done?”

Sound familiar?

I think I found the seeming lack of accomplishment one of the hardest things about parenting. The to do list was endless and nothing seemed to get done. Nothing stayed clean, or tidy, or organized for more than two seconds.

So I was reading along, nodding my head, and then Amanda shared a powerful quote that just blew me away.Continue Reading

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Come Let’s Glow- Fun With a Black Light

Glow in the dark stuff fascinates kids. Actually it delights me, too. There is something enchanting about turning off the lights and seeing things light up.

I recently organized a glow in the dark event for a group of enthusiastic tweens. Many of the activities used a black light and were really easy to set up.

Fun With a Black Light

When I had the opportunity to write a guest post for B-Inspired Mama I took the opportunity to share some of these activities.You can find it here.

For more glowing fun take a look at my favorite activities that use glow sticks.

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Have you tried any glowing kids activities?  Did you use a black light?  How about glow sticks? What are your favorites?  Join the conversation in the comments below!

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Some Encouragement At the End of a Hard Day

SOme words of encouragement at the end of a hard day

I understand that longing.

You want to be a good parent

You want to be that parent who has all the patience in the world, who never yells, or uses words that harm.

You want to be that parent who finds a way to connect deeply with your children.

Every. Single. Day.

You long to be that parent.

I have some good news.

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Have Fun With Chickens to the Rescue

chickens to the rescue

In my blogging journey I have met many awesome bloggers. The first blogger to reach out to me was Emma Craig who writes at P is for Preschoolers. Emma helps parents with fun and simple activities for toddlers and preschoolers. You definitely want to check out her blog if you have a preschooler at home. Many moons ago I was privileged to write guest post for her blog. Continue Reading

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