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.
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.