If you give a mom a coffee cup, she'll say "thank you" and immediately go to the coffee pot.
At the coffee pot, she'll start the coffee and pour herself a cup...noticing the full cup of cold coffee that she poured herself yesterday.
She'll take the cold cup of coffee to the sink, dump it down the drain, and go to put it in the dishwasher.
She'll open the dishwasher and realize that it's full of clean dishes that need to be put away.
She'll put away all of the clean dishes and then will put in the dirty - now empty - cup of coffee from yesterday.
She'll notice that there are other dirty dishes in the sink that need to go into the dishwasher, so she'll put them all in the dishwasher.
She'll then realize that there may be other dirty dishes other places in the house and will go looking for them...finding them in bathrooms, on the coffee table, under beds, and in the sandbox outside.
While looking for dirty dishes, she'll notice that ther…
Maybe you noticed that it's been a while since I posted...maybe not. There's a good reason for this. I've been an exhausted mom. Lately, it seems that I find myself going in one direction only to look back and see that my kids, husband, work, school, dog...you name it...are going in the opposite direction. I've tried pushing through. I've thought about just giving in. I've even thought how am I going to survive another day. The days get longer and longer as I stay up later and later trying to accomplish all of the tasks that I think I'm supposed to be accomplishing throughout the day.
Then, a kid gets sick. Then, another kids...and another kid...gets sick. Then, the husband gets sick. Then, the dog has to go to the vet. And, finally, after everyone is well and we're in the midst of the busiest week of our lives...I get sick.
At this point, I have to understand that I'm not superhuman. Or so you would think. But, as a mom, I feel the pre…
Before we delve too deep into the strategies and planning on our leadership as moms, we have to first talk about what our vision is.
We aren't talking about our daily mission that - if you're like me - is often just to survive the day. Nor are we talking about the generic response, "To raise well-mannered children." Because, really...there's a lot more to it than just having good manners when you send them out the door at 18.
Our vision is our grandiose dream - the ideal - of who we are as an organization (a.k.a., family). This is the perfect scenario - our dream - with no failures or setbacks. When I think about my vision for my family, I think about having patience; developing deep, meaningful relationships with my kids and husband; working together as a family; making a positive impact on our extended family and the neighbors around us (maybe even around the nation and world), staying healthy and safe, and continually learning.