Mothering in the Now

  1. My favorite childhood memory is the summer of 1988. I was turning 8 and it was just me and my mom. She bought me my favorite record album which was Lisa Lisa & the cult jam!!! She also bought me a stereo. We had the best time ever.. I remember really really starting at my mother and thinking how much I love this woman what would I do with out her. She’s my everything.

  2. Gabriela Meli says:

    This was great! It is so hard to live in the NOW. I have to say I’m guilty of not reading to the kids at bedtime, playing with them, etc. πŸ™ I have 6, ages 8 to 2 months old, and there are just so many things to do. Now that my oldest 2 who are almost Irish twins are 8 and 7 I realize how fast it all goes. I feel guilty too because I was much more overwhelmed then and I was an angry, frustrated mother, terrified of another pregnancy πŸ™ I’ve come a long way but I have a much longer way to go, I’m so glad I found your blog!

    • I’m so glad I found you! Sounds like you have a busy busy family and it is so hard to lift your head up and see it all! Us Catholic ladies, we need each other! Blessings!

  3. Justine says:

    I needed this so much today. It is a daily struggle to balance the quality time and the honey-do list. I would have flipped too over the bubble bath πŸ˜‰ but I love how you pointed out that they’re just kids being kids. I definitely live in the past AND the future… But I don’t want to miss out on the NOW. πŸ™‚ thank you for sharing!!

    • It is so hard to stay in the now. So hard! I am finding this even more true with a little baby. I keep thinking, okay, how long until she sleep through the night/sits up/smiles… It’s hard to just stay in the moment and appreciate it for what it is.

  4. Katie Burton says:

    I love this! I’m with you- dirty house and lots of fun with the kids!

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