“Mindful parenting is not an easy journey. But it is a worthy one. It requires constant de-cluttering. Good things quickly drown out essential things. So I log off the computer. Let the phone ring unanswered. Say no to the list of to-dos on my calendar. Say yes to the question, “Mama, can you play?” Here I don’t try to get something done during baby’s nap. I hold him. Watch him. Breathe in. Breathe out with him. Be still with him.” ~Arianne of Still Parenting via rhythm of the home blog
It is funny to think, isn’t it, that something like simply being present in a moment can require practice? But it does. I find that at times I get rusty, and have to put in extra effort to slow down, turn off the distractions, and just be. It is always worth it when I do.
This is a new week, with a new set of tasks and moods. This week I want to try to focus more, and spend more time living in the moments that I am given.