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You can't do everything

Uploaded: Oct 26, 2017

As the days get shorter and school and other scheduled activities take up more of our time each week, I find myself telling our kids more frequently that "we don't have time for that," "not today," "sorry, we need to wait until the weekend," "let's plan to do that next week."

I love the days when we can do whatever we want. We can make a city on the dining room table, watch a movie in the middle of the day, or check out three parks. But even on these special days, we can't do everything.

Earlier this week I saw a post called "I'm a mom who doesn't. You don't have to, either." The author talks about what things she doesn't do as a parent and how not doing those things opens up time and energy for the things she wants do. The important things in her life. What a great reminder as the holiday season begins.

Are you a "mom who doesn't?"

I don't cook fancy dinners.
I don't fold clothes right away.
I don't make all of our own baby food.

I do take tons of photos.
I do love play doh, sand, mud, water, and science experiments despite the mess.
I do love watching our kids grow up together.