Slow Down Motherhood

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One of my favorite moments of the day is after the hustle and bustle of getting the older two kids off to school. I breathe a sigh of relief, and the world can slow down a bit with just two little babies to care for (even though my to-do list is always a mile long). I think one of the biggest challenges about being a mother in today’s world is all of the distractions that compete for our time— these “important things” that we have to do all the time can prevent us from really soaking in time with our children. The world won’t stop, we all know that. But I believe we can guard what we bring into our lives and the minutes of our day. How do you prevent distractions and focus on what matters most?

 I’m trying to be more mindful of the unnecessary distractions that encumber my life (and there are many). I only get one shot with these babes even though exhaustion is often high and patience always seems lower than I might hope. “Simplicity” is my new watch word. I don’t have to conquer the mountain today— maybe just make it to the trailhead with my kids, hand in hand. ❤️

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“[Maybe] some of those Rhode Island–sized shadows (under your eyes) come not just from diapers and carpooling but from at least a few sleepless nights spent searching the soul, seeking earnestly for the capacity to raise these children to be what God wants them to be. …May I say to mothers collectively, in the name of the Lord, you are magnificent. You are doing terrifically well. The very fact that you have been given such a responsibility is everlasting evidence of the trust your Father in Heaven has in you. He knows that your giving birth to a child does not immediately propel you into the circle of the omniscient. If you (and your husband) will strive to love God and live righteously yourselves; if you will plead for that guidance and comfort of the Holy Spirit; …if you will show others, including your children, the same caring, compassionate, forgiving heart you want heaven to show you; if you try your best to be the best parent you can be, you will have done all that a human being can do and all that God expects you to do.”  {Jeffrey R. Holland}

Read the rest of this talk HERE.

XoXo,

Laura

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  1. This is inspirational, thanks for sharing it! Everything you share is so helpful to me, thank you!! Also, for some reason I’ve tried to subscribe to your blog but it doesn’t work…I can’t figure it out…!

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