Toddle Along Tuesday--Mommy Advice

When trying to think of a piece of advice to share with you, I could quickly come up with the 'don't hesitate to ask other mommy's questions', the 'you won't know all the answers', and the 'do what you feel is right for you'. But then I thought about it a little longer, and I came to the conclusion that is much more simple than all of that.

My advice to you is to enjoy the little things.

Often times we get too caught up in making sure that our kids pick up there toys that we forget just how cool it was to pull out all of toys and be a three year old again.
Or we tell our kids to not make a mess when really it's okay that the playdoh got smashed into the rug because we made a mean crazy spaghetti playdoh-hair man.
Or we tell our kids to not scream and sing (and annoy their parents) in the car when really sometimes screaming at the top of your lungs singing a song in the car makes the trip go by just a little faster.

We forget to truly live in the moment. And I can not emphasis this point enough! This quote is just perfect and brings me nearly to tears every time I read it.

So while we try to teach our children the correct way to act and behave, to be kind and generous, and to love and laugh....we forget to enjoy the little things.

Source: via Jennifer on Pinterest

I think if we remember to enjoy the little things, everything else will fall into place. You won't stress about things. You won't care if maybe you're not doing it just right. You won't care if your house isn't picked up. You'll just be in the moment, enjoying it with your kids. Let yourself enjoy it!

Read some other mommy advice over at Growing Up Geeky and link up with Toddle Along Tuesday.

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  1. Good advice! I have to stop and and tell myself that the dishes can wait or the laundry can sit because Mackenzie won't be this age again! :)

  2. I love this! And I like that you included so many images from Pinterest. That was a creative twist for the Toddle Along!

    ♥ Bethany

  3. What an awesome post. I love everything about it, especially the sticky floors ;)


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