Happy Mother’s Day!
I wanted to share this “empowerment recipe for moms” that I got from the book Celebrating Motherhood by Andrea Gosline and
Lisa Bossi. I thought it was a fitting recipe for Mother’s Day as well as for general happiness as a mother 🙂
Empowerment Recipe for Moms
In a long day, mix:
- A walk in the park
- Ten minutes reading a positive book
- Uplifting and relaxing music
- Some time spent on a hobby or personal project
- A cup of tea in the afternoon
- A little quiet time alone
- A twenty-minute nap
- An adult conversation with your spouse
- Lots of hugs and kisses.
–Cindy Angell Keeling
It has taken me a while to find my rhythm and it is easier now that the children are older, but I do actually manage to include most of these recipe elements into my daily life. I drink my cup of tea in the morning (my husband fixes it and leaves it for me, so when I get up it is ready to drink) before my daily yoga practice. I don’t get to nap anymore, but when I had a napping child, I used to always get a fifteen minute nap in every day and it was a good thing. My husband and I walk together in the evenings for about 30 minutes a day and that allows us time for adult conversation (though sometimes people are riding bikes around our feet at the same time!). I read every night while lying down with the kids to put them to sleep. I don’t have time each day for ALL of my personal projects, but I usually have time for at least one of them. I journal every morning, practice yoga every morning, and usually get some writing time in at least once a week (hopefully more frequently!)…