I have so many draft blog posts that are waiting to be published, I think it’s a certainty that this blog is going to be around for many more years to come, I have 50+ recipes waiting there too. Anyway, while looking through them recently I found this one from a reader Adrienne. This is amazing advice from one mum to another, I hope you too find it wonderfully encouraging if you are struggling at home with your little ones. I even created a print to help with the inspiration, details below. Over to Adrienne….
I would like to start by saying that I am finding many of your posts not only helpful but also reassuring. It is nice to know I’m not alone and there are other mothers out there going through the same things as me.
I’d like to offer a tip that I worked out when my daughter was about 3 or 4 months old that ‘Tomorrow is a new day’. If I found at the end of the day that I hadn’t achieved some of those things I wanted to, or I had been particularly short tempered, or (more recently – currently 6mths pregnant with baby number 2) my daughter (17mths) and I spent more time on the couch in front of the TV rather then spending quality time doing fun and meaningful activities I would remind myself that tomorrow is a new day and I could have another go at being the mum I really wanted to be. And while tomorrow is often still not perfect it is generally a better, more relaxed, more productive day then today was.
The guilt never goes entirely but there are plenty of other people out there who will happily tell me that I’m not doing it right or I could be doing things better (perceived or real). I don’t need to add my voice to that crowd. ‘Tomorrow is a new day’ reminds me that just because today may not have been great, every day does not need to be like that and I am the one that can make the necessary changes.
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