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How to be a more joyful mom

RAISING LITTLESSamantha Gordon2 Comments

Happy mama, happy everything, right? Life is awesome  and I’m so very thankful! Like many mamas, I have my days too, where my energy is a bit off. I’m sharing with you how I shift my aura. Keep in mind that you set the tone and your little loves feed off your energy. 

My 7 tips for being a more joyful mommy 

Love on your little love 

Not only does this serve as a great bonding moment, but it boosts everyone’s joy and happiness. 

Smile + find humor 

It costs you zero dollars to smile. With your little ones around, I’m sure there are tons of silly/fun moments. Enjoy the little things. 

Stop yelling

What does yelling do? Make you more frustrated and agitated. Take a 5…or 10 to regroup. This also includes complaining. 

Surround yourself with positive energy 

Greenery/outdoors instantly give me the boost I need. Take a walk during the day to soak up the natural sunlight. Meet up with a friend to have good drinks and good laughs. 

Take care of your body in every way

When you take care of your body, you look good and you feel good. 

Shift your perspective 

Look at your situation through a different lens. Identify what’s positive in your situation. 

Clean your home + place of work 

A fresh home and workplace, ahh there’s nothing like it. The energy is different when things are organized and clean. Fun fact: clean homes and organized spaces are proven to improve your happiness, improve exercise and eating habits, and even reduce any stress. 

Everyday love

PERSONAL, RAISING LITTLESSamantha Gordon2 Comments

During this mornings journaling, I reflected on yesterday’s festivities (I hope your Mother’s Day was nothing short of amazing) and thought about the bond my children and I share. The love is just unmatched. I believe our bond grows stronger each day because every moment I get to love on my children, I take it. As do they. The most important thing I can and will give to my little loves, is unconditional love. 

In my opinion, these are the five things you should absolutely be doing with your little love every single day. 

Pray with them 

Teach them to pray, talk and listen to God. Read child’s bible stories to them. 

Be present

Fully, be focused on them. Your attention and thoughts also. When together turn off the world and technology. Listen to your little love without interrupting them and outside interruptions. 

Show physical attention

My little loves are probably SO over me. I’m a very affectionate mommy. I give big hugs, kisses, I’m always smiling, etc. 

Use loving words

Words are powerful. Give them compliments/compliment on things they do well, tell them you love them, make sure you follow through on the promises you make, etc. 

Laugh with them 

Find humor in activities you do together. Be silly and create fun/silly games.