> Have you yelled at the kids on the way out the door?
> Beat yourself up for laundry that didn't get done?
> Or delayed filling out the paperwork for one of your kids' activities so now you have to pay a late fee?
I get you.
It is time we change the story of modern motherhood.
If you woke up this morning already tired and you started scrolling rather than face the day - this is for you.
Over SPIRIT WEEK we will be creating a yummy life that is way more sweet and salty than bitter.
When was the last time you laughed until you couldn't catch your breath?
That is the kind of thing that makes life worth living!
After Spirit Week, you’ll be getting through the mornings without snapping at your family and through the afternoon without any tears, and hopefully learn to laugh again.
Instead of resentful - you’ll feel resilient and joyful again!
Modern motherhood is missing a lot of the JOY.
In fact, when I ask moms, "What do you do that lights you up inside?" I often get a blank stare.
These moms are going from moment to moment living for everyone else.
Everyone jokes about mom forgetting to pack a lunch, or fill out a form, or forgetting to pick up something at the store.
Those people never celebrate all of the lunches she packs, forms she has filled out, or items that just magically appear because mom makes them happen (I'm looking at you bandaids).
When things start falling through the cracks it isn't a flaw in you, it is a sign that you've reached your freaking limit!
You've ignored your own needs, wants, and dreams until you are:
- Frustrated *
- & Guilty
To name a few recurring themes.
This leads to things like one of the most famous events from my childhood where my mom picked up the piece of bread from my plate and threw it at my forehead.
I didn't realize then, but it is clear to me now that she needed some support, encouragement, and more than a little compassion.
It is like the kid behind you yelling, “Mom! Mom! Mom!” when you are talking to another grown up.
You can’t go on ignoring your needs indefinitely - any more than you could the screaming kid. You deserve your own attention.
This is the EXACT steps you need to not be the next mom throwing bread at your kid's forehead.
Along the way you will get back in touch with your silly side.
The one that appreciates bathroom humor and loves a good story.
We have to start by inviting joy back (and it isn’t as simple as booking a spa day or a date night).
If you’ve been talking to yourself like ass for weeks, months, or years and want to stop, then
Spirit week is where it starts.