Waving the white flag and other perfectly acceptable things for busy seasons of life {vlog}

SpringKidsHip, hip, hooray for Spring days!

Long time, no vlog my friends.  But, here I am, sneaking away a few moments to chat with you thanks to the iphone’s video camera (so forgive me for the even less stellar than usual quality).

If you’ve got six minutes to give yourself a time out as we begin this week, here are a few thoughts from me on waving the white flag and other perfectly acceptable things for busy seasons of life:

(note:  if you’re viewing this via email or a reader you may need to click through to the blog in order to watch the video)

Video notes:
- I’m going to be doing VEDA (vlog every day in April) or at least VMA (vlog *most* days in April).  You can find that on my YouTube channel, if you’re interested.  I won’t be sharing all of them here on the blog.

- sorry about the barking squirrel crazy dog around 4:16  :-)

- Aimee’s post on Simple Bites about Non Suppers can be found here:
http://www.simplebites.net/ten-guilt-free-non-suppers/

Here’s to popcorn and apple slices for dinner, friends!
Best wishes,
Kara

It is okay to be a “NO” mom.

LucysnowMarch2013Take it from Lucy: don’t put anything in your ear but your elbow.

My apologies for being a little bit late with this week’s parenting mission and vlog. We had a mini health related adventure, which I explain in the video, that threw me off of my normal recording schedule. (It is always something, right?)

Anyway, a day late, but here is this week’s parenting video and reminder to myself that sometimes it is okay to be a NO mom. In fact, it might be vital to keeping things from getting too complicated around here.

So, pull up a chair, pour yourself a cup of your favorite brew, and give yourself a time out for the next 7 minutes as I invite you to join me in this week’s parenting mission:

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Monday mission: parenting with a positive attitude {vlog}

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Hello!  It is Monday, which means it is time for another Monday Mission.

This week I’m talking with you about keeping a positive attitude and smiling, even during the mundane tasks of parenting and adulthood. 

It is easier said than done, for sure!  That’s why I’m making it my focus this week.

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Monday mission: connect with your kids on their level.

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At the end of 2013 I started giving myself Monday Missions – easy tasks to do and gentle reminders for the week ahead to help make things simpler for me and the kids. It turns out that what helps me also helps some of you, so I dusted off my YouTube channel and have begun to record some simple vlogs for you.

So, here we are, grab your morning cup of coffee and join me for five minutes of parenting inspiration as we begin our week:

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Monday mission: slow down {vlog}

SlowdownLucyNote:  there are some affiliate links in this post.

At the end of 2013 I started giving myself Monday Missions – easy tasks to do and gentle reminders for the week ahead to help make things simpler for me and the kids. It turns out that what helps me also helps some of you, or so I found out after I shared those missions here on the blog.

After giving it some thought and prayer, in 2014 I really wanted to continue those conversations with all of you every week, but face to face. So, I dusted off my YouTube channel and have begun to record some simple vlogs for you.  They aren’t fancy but if I wait for perfection this will never happen and it is really important to me that it does.

So, here we are, grab your morning cup of coffee and join me for five minutes of parenting inspiration as we begin our week.

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