With each Stage in Momhood our “surviving” skills adapt and change to our growing family. Our main needs tend to stay the same, what does change is where they are “placed” on our bodies’/self priority list. The amount of sleep I so desperately needed with my newborn has been surpassed by my need for more energy to keep up with my teenager. Along with our needs another factor that remains is stress. What changes is the reason behind what is causing stress. That is why it is so important to fill out, if you have not already, Personalizing Your Box. We are about being sure your box is RIGHT for you! With 5 kids my stresses will be different from our moms’ with 1 child. NOT more important, different! As we know each child though born with the same genes are going to be completely different, so ARE MOMs! And why should our boxes be any different?! As easier it would be on us to have all our kids be the same, the fun/adventure/highs-lows etc. we would miss out on! If you stressing over budgeting during school supply season or at Holidays, be sure to let us know, your box is meant to be for YOU, to help YOU–TO SURVIVE, we will work in products and ways to help. Lastly, our views on ourselves as a MOM! Think back to the moment you found out you were pregnant with your first, our minds and discussion begin to center around our step-by-step birth plan. Then at delivery a lot of us realized that the “plan” was not given the “OKAY” by our new blessing or even our own bodies. Now what? Babies certainly do not come with instructions and we begin to adapt to them as they do to us. Will I remain working? What are my views on vaccinations? Pre-School, day care or none? Public, Private or Home School? Are just some of the questions we begin to look at, as we figure out our views on being a mom. One thing over the years working with children and families is reminding parents, especially moms, to remember to tell yourself “IT IS OKAY.” It is okay to enjoy a sit down lunch for 30 minutes and take extra long showers while, no matter what age, your child is safe doing something/being somewhere, not attached to you. “So I don’t have to shove my food down in 30 seconds and skip showers for days because I have a child?” has been asked often, I answer the same each time (keep in mind the safety of your child) NO of course not. If you are not taking care of you, how can you take care of your child. Boxes are filled with products, recipes, items and reminders to help you care for you and have fun being you. From new colorful coffee mugs filled with tasty treats, to the soft aloe infused socks, the fun gadgets and more, you can be sure we put a lot of thought and care when picking your items as well as how we package them.
What being a ‘MOM’ is, comes with a big title with a lot of responsibilities’ and even more rewards. We accept free HUGS & KISSES gladly and offering them up even more. We don’t want money from our hard work, instead a stick-figure drawing or knowing even at 16 our son or daughter will still come to us for advice is what we love to get!!
I end with one of my favorite quotes on being a mom:
“Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.” Donna Bell