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Really try to stop comparing yourself to other moms–no one wins. You will always find someone  who is bigger, stronger, and faster, if you are looking for it. When you embrace who YOU are and focus on what YOU want out of motherhood, then living up to your dreams and ideals becomes your goal. And achieving it is your focus. Who has energy to waste on anything or anyone else? Think of how much more fun you will have with your family when you live YOUR dream , as opposed to trying to live the dream of another!

Life isn’t always a party. Your kids will have times when they bicker, you’ll have days when just looking at that load of laundry makes you feel overwhelmed, and some days are just plain difficult. But remember that you are creating a family culture with your kids. If you are focused on the positive and mindful of, as much as possible, what a gift it is to have these years with them,  your family culture will reflect that.

After spending a day with celebrity moms, my hunch was confirmed. Mothers are mothers. No matter where you live, what you do for a living, or who you know. If you are raising children, you know how it feels to be overwhelmed, tired, and not in control. When we connect with each other honestly about how hard it is to juggle the demands of raising a family, it doesn’t matter if you’re on the cover of People magazine.

What Are Your Priorities?

by Amy Hilbrich Davis

in Daily Insights

What are your priorities? You might say, ” family, work, and friends.” Regardless of the order, it’s hard to divide your time between them. Some days you may be so entrenched in one or the other that you lose sight of the rest. It’s okay. Don’t beat yourself up. Give yourself grace as try to re-prioritize and focus your energy towards whom and what you value. The message you send is a powerful one.  Make it a great week!

Sleep And Be Happier

by Amy Hilbrich Davis

in Daily Insights

Sleep. We all need it, yet for years when our kids were young, we had little. We started to believe that it wasn’t really necessary. Yet, science tells us that it’s as important as the food we eat and the air we breathe. Insist on it, find the time for it, and you will feel better and be more up to the challenges of motherhood.

The Greatest Privilege

by Amy Hilbrich Davis

in Daily Insights

Motherhood is hard–hard mentally, emotionally, and physically. I know. Yet when you think about it, is there any greater privilege? Stay in that moment; in the one that honors the difficulties without judgement and celebrates the lives that you are nurturing. You are amazing!