Readers, I’m so happy to share this guest post with you today that was written by my friend Kathy Stowell. I think you’ll love what she has to say about adding rhythm to your days. – Kara
Maybe it’s the half-Latina in me but, ay carumba, I love rhythm! But it wasn’t always this way.
I resisted rhythm at the beginning of my parenting journey because of my mom. A full-blooded Latina, she really pressed upon me the importance of a strong daily rhythm with a new-born babe in the house.
Unfortunately, at the time, she used the word ‘routine.’ Something about that word repelled me back then and I resisted. So I went about my happy, ‘no rhyme or reason’ ways. But, as it turns out, Mamisita was right. Embracing a strong rhythm to our family’s days offers a whole host of benefits.
Luckily, I noticed this in time for the welcoming of our second child four years later.