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.
Parenting mission: slow down.
This week I’m working on slowing things down and creating a calmer environment at home.
I’m striving each day to:
- reduce visual clutter
- reduce noise clutter
- set aside time for free play and down time
The book I mentioned in the video is Kim John Payne’s Simplicity Parenting and it is one of my favorite parenting books.
I’d love to hear how you are slowing things down and creating calm at your house. 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.)
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