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One more of my top ways to avoid mommy burn-out:
2) Memorize Psalm 127
vs 3-5 "Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in ones youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate."
If I can wrap my head around the pesrspective God has towards children...they are always mentioned as a REWARD or BLESSING in scripture...then my entire attitude towards my children changes. I try to not only tell myself this, but to tell them.
"Ella, you are a blessing to Mommy and Daddy".
Ok, here is my soapbox moment for the day: I hate hearing parents talk about how excited they are that school is starting up again IN FRONT of their kids. Now, I know you need breaks as a parent(thats a clue for a tool coming later), but what kind of message does that send to your child?
Stepping off the soapbox =)
Nothing has changed my walk with the Lord or transformed my life more than memorizing scripture and meditating on it. I can't tell you how many times I have felt drained from a long day with Ella and Ezra and the Holy Spirit has brought this scripture to my mind...and my outlook towards them is refreshed.