Good morning, class! I hope your week has gone well and you’ve learned a few new things about this amazing job of Motherhood! (Learn more about “Momiversity” here.)
A Little Inspiration
Today I wanted to share a video that I’ve posted on the site before, but wanted to make sure you’ve all seen it because it’s been such an encouragement to me. Christy Nockels, an amazing singer whose music you really need to own (she sings the song Invade that I recommend constantly). In this inspiring video, she shares her heart for motherhood and moms. Enjoy!
Need More Inspiration?
And if you missed it earlier this week, I shared my motherhood story. If you haven’t seen it yet, please take a minute to watch it. I hope it encourages and inspires you as you pursue wisdom.
What I’ve Been Learning
The best nuggets I’ve gained from both so far is the concept of our children having attention (or love) baskets that NEED to be filled daily, hourly….sometimes minutely.
I like to make words up.
If we don’t fill those baskets with positive attention, love and affection, they’ll seek to fill them anyway they know how – with negative attention or from other people.
Keeping those baskets full is foundational to what we do as mothers. In the PPS course, Amy McCready recommends not just spending daily one on one time with our kids, but making a point to label it. That has been key for me. Even if I only have 5 minutes, I like to say to whichever child I’m about to spend time with, “Can we have some Mommy-(fill in the name) time?” We might just read a book or walk around the block, but labeling that time as being special to me makes it that much more significant to my children as well.
Share Your Nuggets of Wisdom
What nuggets have you learned this week?
Or if you’ve blogged about something you’ve learned, share it here:
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(FYI – I’ve been a little quiet on the #momiversity Twitter stream and in the blog forums, but that’s gonna change this week. get ready to call me Chatty Katty. See you there!)