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Amy’s Weekly Roundup

There are days when I feel like an amazing Mom. I’m crushing it, the kids are loving life, we’re all happy and things are smooth sailing. Then there are days when nothing seems to go right. I can’t remember how to be a mom in a way that makes anything easy, the kids are grumpy, disrespectful, complaining, and unhelpful. Those days are full of deep breaths and deep prayers.

Kids or not, some days we’re on top of it. Some days everything is on top of us. I prefer the days when I feel like I am happening to the world rather than the world happening to me.

Below you’ll get a dose of the media I consumed this week. You’ll see some of the parenting aspects hot on my radar and what prompted what I wrote above. Sometimes it’s a heavy work/business week, sometimes it’s heavy on personal growth, and other weeks it’s heavy on family stuff. Real life.

I’d love to tell you I can focus on everything equally during a given day or week (I dream of this) and that everything moves forward in a calculated fashion with meaningful intention, but it doesn’t. I’m still coming to grips with this and have the most wonderful friends who remind me to look at the bigger picture, not just today or this week.

BOOKS

I Am Enough, Marisa Peer. I have read this book at least 4 times, not because I think I’m a loser, but because the content is so relevant and good for every human.

ARTICLES

Triggered by my kid’s discontent

This might be why you’re getting so mad at your kids

Allowance, Age by Age

31 Best Netflix Kid’s Shows

6 Ways Children Learn to Entertain Themselves

OTHER MEDIA

Positive Parenting Solutions I purchased this course and am surely glad I did. I have 4 kiddos; 2 birthed, 2 bonus. Ages 11, 7, 6, and 7 months.

How to Cook Golden Juicy Chicken on the Stove Simple, but delicious. I’m only slightly embarrassed I couldn’t remember how to cook chicken this way. I used to do it all the time, but when I came to it this week I couldn’t remember if I used butter or oil, and how long it should stay on one side. Classic mama brain.

May you find a few minutes of smooth in your weekend.

Much Care,

Amy

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