As a mom, your days are probably a little bit like a three-ring circus. Juggling all the duties of life over and over again can be taxing, to say the least. I love my life with my three girls. Olivia is 8, Annabelle is 5, and Ella, our baby, is 3-years-old. Having my hands full with them and running my other passion, Bombshell Cosmetics, has been a dream come true.
This “girl mom madness” has taught me things about myself and the pride I take in my family, that I just thought I had to give a glimpse into the personal world of my family that I share with my husband, Jordan. They are my world! So what have I learned from being a mom of three? There’s so much that it’s practically impossible to narrow it down to a few ideas, but I’m going to try. Here it goes…
What I’ve Learned #3: Patience Is A Virtue
This is a valuable saying for a reason. With three kids under the age of ten, it’s vital to have patience. So. Much. Patience. Having an endless reserve of patience is sometimes difficult when my youngest won’t brush her teeth or my middle one is pestering her older sister for something, dinner isn’t on the table, and I’ve tripped over another toy that was left out after I’ve asked seven times for them to just put it AWAY!
Basically, at the end of the day, everyone wants something from mom all the time. In those moments where I feel a little overwhelmed as a mom, I step back, take a few deep breaths or a second for myself in another room and reboot. Then I think like a mantra, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Do I always have an endless reserve of patience? Uh no. I’m not perfect, but I keep trying to be calm and collected to the best of my ability while raising with my girls.
What I’ve Learned #2: Balancing Many Hats Is Stressful
With my company, the house, being a wife, and everything involved in being a mom, my days are pretty full. Balancing all these hats can be stressful. So I’ve learned to take some time for myself. I wake up hours before my family to sit down, be with myself and enjoy time with my Creator. It is so important to me to spend time doing a devotional and studying my bible daily. It helps me stay consistent, grounded and fills my cup up. You cannot pour into other’s cup if yours is empty. When I have balance, I’m able to be a better mom and partner all around.
What I’ve Learned #1: Family First Always
In the end, I’ve found that this family Jordan and I created take precedence over everything else. It’s definitely family first always at my house. Those nights where I’m reading a bedtime story to the girls at the end of the day, tucking everyone into bed, I can’t get over how lucky I am to have this beautiful family in my life. I’m grateful for it every day.
It’s definitely the gratitude of knowing my family comes first that helps me above all get through the girl mom madness.
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