The challenge to find joy in everyday moments!

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If you’re reading this, I know you’re a parent, and if you’re a parent I know you’re just as crazy-busy as I am.¬†Most of the time I find myself caught up with¬†just keeping up! Life with little ones is not easy. Usually I can be seen¬†with some version of large tote bag/diaper bag hanging from my neck, water bottle in one hand and half-eaten banana in the other while the girls attack¬†the playground. ¬†Regardless of how hard it is, I know that these hectic everyday moments really do matter! Days like this are an important part of the fabric of our family life. I’ve realized that thinking like this allows¬†me to¬†start to feel more joy. ¬†It truly does. ¬†I am so very lucky, grateful and joyous to have my daughters. ¬†Yes, I feel stressed, I feel pressured, I feel pushed and pulled, but if I can remind myself to embrace the craziness and just step right into it, I can actually feel the joy too!

Let me be honest, it often takes a nudge¬†from someone outside my inner circle¬†to remind me to think like this. ¬†I forget that it’s important to insert myself into the moment. That instead of¬†creating and fostering moments for just them, I could¬†consciously create moments for us together. ¬†And that’s what I love so much about Sprout’s¬†#MomIsHere initiative. It’s the nudge I needed!

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