home is where the heart is
Motherhood has unmeasureable worth. Our culture does not recognize it, but a recent observation demonstrated it. I overheard a neighbor talking to a teen boy who didn't have a father. It seemed the boy was headed in the wrong direction. After the talk, the boy drove off with another boy squeeling wheels in anger. We might not always remember how much motherhood matters, but when parents are absent, we see the dire results.
Joy in Work
A mother that cares through her homekeeping routines - making beds, setting tables, serving tea - is setting a pattern for her children. An old saying says - "A parent is the child's first copybook." Karen Andreola shared that quote in her book, Mother Culture. Routines don't have to be mundane! Bring the "special" back into homekeeping by:
Joy in Play
Moms need time to play, too. A few minutes of free time, especially in the afternoon, is important. Take breaks when you are tired. Sit your feet up and sip a non-sweet tea (I suggest this beverage because right now in the south, it is very hot.)
Here are some ideas for 15-minute Mom breaks morning, afternoon, and evening.
Now, I must go as my daughters and I are going for a morning walk.
Is it work or play?
I'm not sure, but it will bring joy!
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.