After way too much time on Pinterest looking for chore charts and chore ideas for kids (and honestly a few new boards full of clothing inspiration and master bedroom makeovers) I didn’t really find something that worked for me. So I made something that worked for us! We started by printing a blank chore list for each kid. Depending on their ages we started with either one chore or three. Then added something new till we had a good daily list for them.
Our first Mom About Town mom is Leila O’Brien. Leila is married to Sean and mom to two daughters, Keira and Kailee. She is the owner of the Safe Splash + Swim Lab Swim School opening up in Kingsley in April. We sat down at Panera to chat all about Mom Life, being a working mom, and what Fort Mill means to her.
But along with that hustle, I’m also a mom to 2 kids under 5. It’s a hard-balancing act. Just like
every mom, I go to sleep wondering if my kids will be ok, and if I’m doing the right things.
I love my kids, and I think I’m pretty good leaving work at work and home at home, but
sometimes the line gets blurred. There are days where I’m taking calls during off hours, and
times that the stress of the day just builds up. There are days where my mommy worries build
up at work.
We all love our children to the moon and back times two – right?
Doesn’t it seem as though the busyness of “parenting” doesn’t leave much time to show our kids the adoration they crave? It’s crazy to think how much we pack into a parenting day: car pools, errands, house cleansing, grocery shopping field trips, work, three meals, two snacks, and then there is laundry – I’m tired from typing about it. Here are 9 quick and easy ways to show your children you love them.
February is the month of love. Everywhere you turn is another reminder to tell the one you love how important they are. But what are we doing every other day of the year? In the daily grind of motherhood, it is easy to go through seasons where we put our marriage on the back burner thinking that we will give it more attention later.
Find your tribe and love them hard.
You can’t pour from an empty cup.
It takes a village.
As moms, we are bombarded with these “mom motto’s” without any guidance as to how to find this so called tribe. 6 months ago, if you had said one of these to me, I would have wanted to punch you in the face. Motherhood was consuming me. I had a 3 year old and an almost 2 year old and I was drowning in stay at home mom life. I was lonely.
I don’t know about you but the warmer days have me itching to get my house in order and to show it some love. With all the hearts that surround the month of February it just makes sense to show some love to ALL the things: kids, husband, friends, self....and our HOMES!
I know it’s cliche to say it was love at first sight but it truly was, for me anyway. I knew someday he would be my husband. I knew he would father my children. It wasn't something I ever felt before but I knew it was true.