mother’s day

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MNH mommy week closes today and I would like to thank all of the mothers who participated this year.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to share your wisdom with me and my readers. The feedback has been great and I’m already looking forward to next year’s features!

As I do every year,  I always reserve the last day to share what I’ve learned.

I’ve been doing this mommy thing for about 3 years now, and everyday I learn something new. I’d like to say that everyday is peaches and cream but it isn’t.

But as soon as I start to feel overwhelmed, I’m reminded that I was chosen to do this. That the same God that gave me the strength to bear these children is the same God that will give me the wisdom to raise them to be the best THEY can be.

Over the course of the last three years, I’ve featured over 10 moms as part of my annual mother’s day week series, and I’ve taken to heart every single one of their advice and am thankful for each one of you.

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I recently read a plan on the Bible App.I wanted to share with you regardless of your spiritual beliefs. The three points below spoke to me and I hope they will speak to your heart as well.

– you must model the behavior you want your children to have.

So true!  As mothers we can’t expect your child(ren) to be patient, caring and kind when we don’t display the same kind of behavior. We all know that kids do what they see and what they are taught. So mamas, let’s be mindful of what we watch, what we listen to, where we go and what we say, the babies are watching!

– celebrate everyday you have with you child(ren) as a rare and precious gifts that is worth more than corporate promotions and career prestige.

We’re big on this at the Betts residence. We celebrate every single moment as the biggest accomplishment. I remember when Neriah transitioned from breast milk/formula to real milk. We had a party! Mind you the guests were me, my hubby and Neriah, but hey!

I know it can be tough to celebrate each day, especially when you have a toddler that is having a tantrum LOL but let’s make it a point to find the positive in every situation!

-expose your children to opportunities that will cultivate their gifts.

I believe in encouraging your child in (almost) everything they do, key word almost LOL. Neriah loves to dance and sing, we’re thinking of enrolling her in dance classes and let her go crazy. Encouraging them to pursue the things they love, regardless of how unconventional it may be, whether it works out or not, it will provide them with a boost of confidence like none other. To give you an example, each time I accomplish something of value, the first person I call is my mother, apart from my husband, and small circle of close friends she is my ride or die. The ultimate encourager. There’s a sense of pride in knowing that you’ve made your parents proud, and I want my children to experience that too!

That’s it folks.

If interested in reading the She is Mom plan, make your way to the Bible App. you will not be disappointed

If you want to read past features, click here.

 

Until next time!

 

 

 

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