Be Intentional About Motherhood
An excerpt from The Momnificent Life – Healthy and Balanced Living for Busy Moms
By Lori Radun
What would make motherhood more enjoyable for you? Take the time to reflect on what needs to change in your family to increase the level of enjoyment for you. Be intentional about those changes. Maybe you want to make time to take care of yourself as a mother. Perhaps you long to be a more consistent parent. This month I am focusing on encouraging independence in my family. My motto is "everyone will do what they are capable of doing for themselves." Not only does this teach my children valuable skills, it frees me from unnecessary responsibility and gives me more time to be with my family. Setting intentions help you create a life you love.
Motherhood is always changing and what works today may not work tomorrow. To be truly effective and to enjoy the journey of motherhood, we have to be on our toes all the time. Take time on a regular basis to evaluate your family. What is the temperature of the family? What would make the experience of family life more enjoyable for everyone? Get in the habit of setting family goals and teach your children about the importance of setting personal goals by being an example of personal growth yourself.