{mommy mondays} juggling it all during the holidays

I caught myself having anxiety the other day.  It wasn't even 9am but I took a look around and there was clutter everywhere, laundry that needed to be folded, dishes that needed to be washed, and piles of mail.  Not to mention all the other things that comes with this time of the year - gifts to be shopped for (I'm not even to the wrapping yet), cards to be addressed, cookies to be made.

Then I look back to my toddler and she is telling me she is done eating breakfast.  How is she telling me?  She is throwing strawberries all over the floor.  Another mess.

*sigh*

I'm working on my patience.  I'm trying to remember to step back and appreciate the beauty of the clutter.  And then I think this isn't working! and attempt to pull my hair out.

Plan B.

I turned on some christian worship music and got out the sweeper.  As soon as that music turned on my little girl started to dance.  I love the way music just takes over her.  No sense of dance style yet but boy can she move.  my cup runneth over


VID_20131210_125730_131.mp4 from Lauren 'Dougherty' Shanks on Vimeo.


God is amazing.  I'll say it over and over again.  Be still my soul and listen.  He continually reminds me my to do list is just a list.  This little girl needs me most.  I can almost hear him tell me to put down the sweeper and just enjoy her.

So I did.  And we had a little dance party at 9:15 in the morning.

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Monday, December 16, 2013

{mommy mondays} juggling it all during the holidays

I caught myself having anxiety the other day.  It wasn't even 9am but I took a look around and there was clutter everywhere, laundry that needed to be folded, dishes that needed to be washed, and piles of mail.  Not to mention all the other things that comes with this time of the year - gifts to be shopped for (I'm not even to the wrapping yet), cards to be addressed, cookies to be made.

Then I look back to my toddler and she is telling me she is done eating breakfast.  How is she telling me?  She is throwing strawberries all over the floor.  Another mess.

*sigh*

I'm working on my patience.  I'm trying to remember to step back and appreciate the beauty of the clutter.  And then I think this isn't working! and attempt to pull my hair out.

Plan B.

I turned on some christian worship music and got out the sweeper.  As soon as that music turned on my little girl started to dance.  I love the way music just takes over her.  No sense of dance style yet but boy can she move.  my cup runneth over


VID_20131210_125730_131.mp4 from Lauren 'Dougherty' Shanks on Vimeo.


God is amazing.  I'll say it over and over again.  Be still my soul and listen.  He continually reminds me my to do list is just a list.  This little girl needs me most.  I can almost hear him tell me to put down the sweeper and just enjoy her.

So I did.  And we had a little dance party at 9:15 in the morning.

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