There is something that I look forward to each week that I have been neglecting. Sundays! It feels like a sacred day to slow down a little… enjoy the morning… reflect… but I haven’t been doing it (as you can see I haven’t done a Sunday Inspiration in… a month?!).
So I had decided this needed to change! This mama needs a break from the hustle and bustle of getting the little ones ready (and myself ready and motivated) to get to the barn each morning for chores and milking. Last night I told J to leave the baby goats with mama because I was taking the morning off.
Here I am while the coffee brews, testing out the waters of taking a morning “off.” You know what? The world is still going on without me. I am sure the goats are out on pasture, the chickens are already roaming outside, and I’m watching a wild rabbit hopping along the drive way.
What do you have planned for YOU today?
Here are some inspirational links from the week::
Have a fantabulous Sunday, everyone! <3
I am really looking forward to Monday! Don’t get me wrong I will love today because it’s my favorite day of the week, but tomorrow starts something new.
Tomorrow I’m starting this course with a group of lovely ladies from all over the world with one goal: self-love and care! As a mama, a lot of us get lost in caring and loving little ones and our partners. I’m ready to give myself a little extra attention so I can be a better me, wife and mama.
If you’re inspired by this, visit Roots of She and sign up before 12EST today! I’d love to go on this journey with some of my friends.
I’m having a beaming mommy moment because I am so inspired by my little blessings this week. I have been struggling big time with my 3 year old, and although it’s still not perfect (but what is?), it’s at a point now where I enjoy her company again. That’s so big to me and filling to my heart!
My children are my teachers because they stretch me to learn more about them, about Life, and about myself. Who thought parenting would teach about living in the moment, speaking non-violently, being zen, and all the things I was seeking before I even wanted to become parent? This is something I re-learn every day in my parenting journey.
I am so grateful for their place in my life to push me in every moment to be the person that I really want to be.
Sunday Inspiration in pictures::
What’s inspiring you this week?
This week I have pulled away from the computer a little, wrote in my journal, talked to some girl friends, and read some books. I am in the midst of some challenging parenting times (not major but I know it needs my attention), and I wanted to be present with my daughter. She wants more attention from me, so the attention I give her I want to be positive and loving. I think having a baby brother is finally catching up to her and she misses our alone time together ALL.THE.TIME.
The afternoons, when she used to nap, is especially a challenge. We are both tired and impatient, so with the suggestion of a friend I have implemented “Special Time” around 3pm. She’s in charge of choosing something for us to do that is quiet and relaxing. Yesterday we had a snack on the couch and watched “Shrek” at theater volume. We cuddled and I let my housework slide. It was so good to connect like that!
I would love if you share some of your inspiration from the week because I’m soaking up all the goodness I can get. Here’s my list of links~
::Alanis Morisette interview about Attachment Parenting
::Your Happiness is Your Job
::5 Attitudes in a Happy Brain
:Leaving Things Undone – You are Enough
I woke this Sunday morning, with a storm booming outside, but filled with gratitude. A big heart filled with thanks for this lovely life that I have with my family on our farm. Grateful for our parents who help us get breaks so we can be better parents, reconnect as partners, and helping us with big tasks around the homestead so we can be successful in our dreams.
It’s such a beautiful thing when my cup is full!
::Living the American Dream – Motherhood Edition
::Speaking up for Radical Homemakers
::An article about toddlers who interrupt
Happy Sunday to you! What are you grateful for today?
Today is a day filled with barn chores, lots of watering of animals since it’s going to be hot, and hopefully getting into the garden to fill with fertilizer (manure) and disc with the tractor. I am hopeful that maybe I’ll get a few things planted in the ground and some of my tomato and pepper starts into bigger pots. Send me lots of motivation and good timing so I can get these things accomplished!!
Here are some inspirational links for this Sunday!
What’s inspiring you? What have you been reading about these days?
Happy Mother’s Day everyone! This is my kind of Mother’s Day: the sun in shining, I am surrounded by my little family, I have a cup of tea, I am blogging, and I get to see my Mom (and my big family) later for brunch. I don’t need any special gifts on this day because I have already been blessed with mine.
Here’s a little bit of inspiration on this special day ~
::A must-read for every Mama (or Dada) with a smart phone. Have a tissue!
::The Problem is you Taking Responsibility for your Life
::Do you Really Believe the Crap you are Telling Yourself?
::A recipe for Gluten Free Rhubarb Crumble
::A FREE gift for Mama’s - a meditation and workbook
I am very blessed to work from home and very part-time for one of the people I admire greatly. This week Tara left me a short message on facebook that made me feel so supported, blessed, and loved. It’s amazing how a little bit of love can go such a long way. I wanted to hug the entire world in that moment. I want to love on her back because she does AMAZING things, and I get to support her in those efforts.
- If you are looking to break out of the reactions, the fear, by digging deep into your soul and breaking your habitual negative self-talk – this is her book with audios called Digging Deep. Amazing inner work will happen with this e-book breaking through your negative core beliefs. They are there! What are you telling yourself?
- She has also recorded a guided meditation called Mindfulness Meditation, and I listen to this one often. Usually it’s when it’s quiet and dark, so I fall asleep during it most nights but it such a good way to get my mind settled and ready to take on a new day. This is perfect for people learning to meditate because Tara walks you through a whole meditation sitting.
- She also a new and free e-course on her site – Stop Surviving and Start Surviving. There are so many aha! moments in all of her work that I’m sure you are to find some in one of these sets from her.
- It is guaranteed that she will hit a trigger and a soft spot to make me cry with revelation each and every time I am on a Organic Sisterhood Tribe call. I love all of the coaching information I have gotten through this! I can’t even sum up the amount of inner work I have done by being in the Tribe, but knowing that I am growing with other women who at their core are searching out the very same things as me is priceless.
If you feel loved, grateful, or supported pass it on to someone because I bet a little “pick-me-up” will go a long way! Thank you Tara for doing it for me. Happy Sunday, friends!
Sometimes, we need to find inspiration offline and with the ones we love. I got to place of overwhelm and had to let something go – blogging this past week just happened to be it, I guess. I finished one book and made it halfway through another, I listened to podcasts, I played with my kids, I watched a documentary, and was more productive.
Here are some Sunday Inspiration links from me. What have you been inspired by lately?
::Turn to Yourself
::Ignore the Score
::The Way of the Peaceful Parent
::The beauty and goodness at The Organic Sister
::Val’s new favorite ice cream
Have you ever seen something so inspiring? I walked into the barn just a few days ago to two brand new goat babies. Born into this world completed unassisted, just by pure primal knowledge of the mama. She was cleaning them up, birthing the placenta, and eating an after-labor meal. Such a beautiful gift to our family.
We now have a boy goat named Gregory and a little girl goat named Mecca (Val helped name both of them). They are walking around, tripping over their own legs sometimes, and even bouncing at each other a little bit. Mama is doing well, but in typical goat fashion she is being stubborn for us too. Hopefully in the next days, we’ll all be in a rhythm because as it is with all new babies…. it’s so very inspiring but so exhausting.
Inspirational Links ~
::You’re Not a Perfect Parent
::3 Tips for Creating More Space in Your Life
::Back in the Driver’s Seat
::WISH Summit Calls