Sometimes the positive aspects of motherhood get swept away in the deluge of busyness, discipline, the day-to-day grind, and the bigger burdens that weigh us down. Focusing on the little wins can be a great way to re-center and come back to what matters most. So that’s what today is – a celebration of motherhood victories, whether they be big or small. I’d love to hear yours in the comments.
How is it the end of July and this is the first win I’ve posted for the summer? Yikes!
We got home from a 17-day road trip last Monday, which, in and of itself, was epic. I think we were in the car for like 40 hours? But that’s not my win. My win is that I unpacked. Like for real did all the laundry, put away the leftover snacks, cleaned out the backpacks and boxes of toys. Even better, I got the house (which I’d left in a sorry state) back into a reasonable living condition.
I can’t claim this as a win without also claiming the fact that I had a little help. My mom had entered an auction earlier this year for 2 hours with a mother’s helper, and she kindly donated it to me. I cashed in this week, and that help is really what made it all possible. I have no doubt that I’d still be unpacking and throwing away Cheerio bits if it weren’t for that free afternoon!
Granted, if you came to my house now, you’d never know it was clean just a few short days ago…Perhaps that’ll be a win for this week. Or not.
What was your win this week, big or little? I’d love to hear about your win and cheer you on in the comments!