This is advice I try to give myself. It has taken me over a decade of being a mom to figure this out.
I used to be in such a rush. I often was running late not because of them but because I was a poor planner. True, I was so busy putting out fires but if I just started getting us all ready earlier or even prepped the night before, there would have been less mornings where I made my kids cry with yelling and rushing.
Life is precious but it is hard to notice that we are busy rushing. I once read 6 ways to be a more joyful mom and one of the tips was to stop rushing your kids.
I think how many times I stressed my poor kids out with my frantic pace. What if I just stopped, took a deep breath and moved forward with as much grace and love and possible?
I have been learning as an adult to take moments to be still and be deep, like a recess,mini retreat for my soul. As I slow down my own heart and pace then I go take more time with my kids. What’s the big rush anyway?
I love the posts written by blogger and author of Hands Free Mama. Here is a wonderful post on the topic. Reading her post inspired me to write mine.