Before I could start this post, I had to move the coffee cup, water-glass, a third grade Language Arts teacher’s manual, my cell phone, house phone and day planner just to get to my keyboard. My three girls are with my husband, so the house is uncannily quiet. The cats and turtles must be sleeping. I had the nerve to actually think about my life this morning and what I want to be when I grow up. Well, I already love my job, so why would I even want to do anything else? And then it hit me..AHA! I want to help other moms love their job, too! Ding, ding, ding!!! Good answer! Pick me! Pick me! If one more person tells me to write a book on parenting I’m going to scream, so I am starting this blog to bring inspiration and hope to all of us who have met that kid in the toy aisle of Wal-Mart that you wished was in your cart instead of his mother’s. If only. *Sigh* Anyway, back to reality… So, moms of the world, here are my first words of encouragement to you. If your kids like you at the end of the day, it’s a bonus. It’s not your job to be liked; it’s your job to make sure other people like them. Pick your battles, and don’t let them pick their nose. Like my mom told me when my oldest daughter was born, your job as a mom is to win. Always win. I hope you are a winner today.
Let’s get started making life just a little bit sweeter. January 21, 2010