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Motherhood is the beautiful mix of pure joy, endless amounts of love with a healthy dose of madness that makes our days long and the years short. Often time, it's those long days that leave us feeling like we are barely surviving. But what if you could do more than just survive? What if you could thrive?
When Keri shared her E-book "Why Just Survive When You Can Thrive: Tips for Thriving as a Mom" with me, I couldn't read it quick enough. After I devoured her words, I instantly felt a change occurring. I saw my motherhood, the one I have and the one I want, in a different light. I saw it as something that I could obtain. Something my family deserves.
I'll be the first to admit that I haven't gracefully balanced life and motherhood. No, it's been messy, chaotic and downright tragic at times but thanks to the practical tips and biblical scripture in the book, I've seen a difference in how I mother my son in the last month. I've found myself saying "yes" to him more and "no" to others and the things that don't matter with more ease and confidence than ever before. I'm slower to say "Just one more minute, Connor" and quick to cuddle a bit longer, to unplug more often and to truly live in the moment of being Connor's Momma during this precious season.
But what got me to the point of needing to step back and repair my motherhood? I've been surviving the last 3 1/2 years instead of thriving in my opportunity as Connor's Momma. It's easy to just survive. You find yourself counting down till bedtime so that you can have time to yourself, to reflect on how you made it through the madness that is raising babies. You find yourself putting things into motion without much thought or feeling; running on auto-pilot is your super power. Just surviving takes it's toll and thriving is something that you only dream of.
But what if you could implement simple changes that add up to big difference within your home, the way you interact with your children, within your heart? Change is scary but one of the scriptures shared in Keri's book really reminds us that we are never alone during our trials.
"Why Just Survive When You Can Thrive: Tips for Thriving as a Mom" has lit a fire under my motherhood. Such simple suggestions followed by scripture has given me the extra push I need to stop just living day after day but instead thrive from the inside out. It's not just Connor or even my husband that is going to benefit from my Mommy transformation. Inside and out, physically and mentally, I'm on a mission to thrive daily. I won't win every day but as long as I'm doing what I can daily to give my best, be the best me possible, I will be doing more than just surviving... I'll be thriving.
Pick up Keri's book today by purchasing it through this link. You snag the book along with printable scripture cards for just $5.99 (PDF) $9.99 (PRINTED). If you order the PDF, you'll have instant access to both. If you request the paperback, just email Keri (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will send you the printable scripture cards via email.
Instead of doubling up on your drive-thru coffee, snag this book. I promise you, you'll walk away with a new found desire to do more than just survive. You'll have the chance to do exactly what God created you to do... thrive.