What Makes You a Steady Mom?
What makes you a steady mom?
This is the question that Jamie of the blog, Steady Mom, is asking this summer. This wonderful series is taking a look at a wide variety of moms, with different circumstances and family situations, and exploring what helps other moms to cope with the challenges of everyday life!
I love Jamie’s blog, as it always helps to bring me back to feeling more grounded and focused on what’s important as a mom. She’s even written a book on that very topic, called Steady Days which I reviewed last year and still find myself going back to often (the short chapters make for good bathroom reading, in those precious 2-3 minutes of “private” time!).
Here are the questions that Jamie had for me:
- What is one important, practical step you take that helps you maintain a steady rhythm in your home and how does it make a difference to your days? (For me, taking my showers at night helps to get our mornings off on the right foot.)
- What is a personality weakness that motherhood has made more obvious to you and how have you tried to overcome that weakness for the sake of your children?
- We all have those days–where all our good plans and intentions crumble around us, the children are miserable, and we are exhausted. On a really rough day, what techniques do you use to try and turn the mood around and redeem the day in your home?
- You have three young children, aim to cook and grow whole foods, just started a new blog on top of your other one, and just moved to a new house. What does being a steady mom look like when you’re in a survival, just trying to get by period of life?
If you want to read my answers, you’ll have to visit her blog and find out What Makes Me a Steady Mom!
Thanks so much for joining in the series, Stephanie–it was fun to have you!
I do the shower at night, too. I also use Flylady! Heading over to read your answers now!
I saw this post over at Steady Mom (but did not comment since I already have your book!) Your answers really resonate with me, since I have the same struggles and thoughts. I am WAY too hard on myself. Just today a friend dropped by unexpectedly to pick something up and she commented on how tidy my house looked. LOL I was just thinking it looked bad. My husband also said it looked great. Yes there are a few piles, I need to dust a bit, the kids toys are around, dishes to do beside the sink (lots of them!) but overall her impression was tidy…interesting…
I am very glad again to see how YOU are not being too hard on yourself by using this post you wrote for another site. 🙂
I really like Jamie and Steady Mom too and have been a regular reader for sometime now. Really liked your interview and am so glad, that you, too, like Jamie are real and practical about being a mom and homemaker. Thank you for being who you are.