Monday mission: remember we’re in this for the long haul {vlog}


Good morning!  Are you guys ready for a new week?  I am, even though I’m a little bit nervous/excited about what I have to share with you today.

At the end of 2013 some of you might remember I started giving myself Monday Missions – simple tasks to do and gentle reminders for the week ahead to help make things simpler for me and the kids and to inspire me as a parent.

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 and I don’t know what I’m doing, but I figure if I wait for perfection this will never happen and it is really important to me that it does.

So, here we go, the first Monday Mission vlog, five minutes of inspiration to begin your week.  I hope you like it and I hope it helps to give those of you who need it the gentle reminder and a little boost of inspiration as we begin this week.

Monday parenting mission:  remember that we’re in this for the long haul.

Toddler throwing a 20 minute tantrum?
Preschooler refusing to put on shoes?
Tween communicating with grunts and eye rolls?

A gentle reminder this week to take the time to think about the big picture and remember that we’re in this for the long haul:

We’re in this for the long haul, we’re committed to our kids for life and those small moments where we make mistakes or that 20 minute temper tantrum is just a tiny, tiny dip on the entire timeline of history we’re living with our kids.


Have a great week, friends!

(Can’t watch the video?  Head here to YouTube to check it out and I’d love to see some of your familiar faces subscribed to my channel there, too. Love you guys!)

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. Loved your video – so beautiful & inspirational! It was awesome to see you & hear your encouraging voice! Well done, I look forward to more Monday inspiration!
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  2. Some days are harder than others to think beyond the fallen moment. Thank you for the gentle reminder. Love the Video!

  3. Thank you for the sweet peek into your home, and for the encouraging message! So fun.
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