soul shed journey

For All the Moms (/Parents) Out There

Spring gets me excited to fill my planters. Which then makes me think of Mother’s Day because I usually end up doing my plant shopping then (if it’s not raining). This year I hope to have even more places to plant flowers – outside of my “soul” shed.

I’m facing a couple hiccups with the shed build – price increases and lack of supplies. Please send good vibes this way that it works out somehow and the shed is built this year still! I just have so much planned for it. And I want to start doing good with it right away.

One of those plans is to recharge this momma. But I also hope it can be used to help others recharge, too. So for all the mommas (dads/parents/grandparents) out there who think they’re failing, despite their constant work, love, and commitment…I see you. I am you. And you deserve all the things!

Inspirational quotes from my former parenting blog (Butterflyheartblog.com)

Being a mom is tough. Maybe tougher these days in ways we never imagined. I’ve been re-loving furniture for about 8 years now. Something you might not know about me is that from April 2014 to May 2015, I also wrote a parenting blog. Although I don’t write the blog any longer, I leave it out there. Just in case someone stumbles across it and needs some encouraging words. Plus, I’m hoping to document it all in a book to give to my boys someday. It chronicles a good chunk of their young lives and might offer some hints when they become parents themselves. Hopefully it’s a great way to know how much they were loved, too.

I gathered some really great insight during that time. I still struggle. Wishing I were a better mom. Searching for more patience. Desperately wanting to stop yelling out of frustration. But I really should look back at what I learned from that blog more often. Here are some of the gems. Can any of you relate?

For the momma who gets All. The. Things. Done. I come back to this one all the time. Let’s face it, the things we do for the home and family tend to be expected more than appreciated. But it’s okay because it is seen and noticed!

For the momma who focuses on her flaws. We will never be perfect, but we do more good than harm. Believe that! Count all the things you do for your family and leave the other stuff behind you. Each day is new!

For the momma who thinks she’s not good enough. Doubt comes along all the time. We think other moms have it all together, more than us. But guess what? You are the only mom meant for your kids, and they love you whole-heartedly!

For the momma whose patience is running thin. I wrote this when I was trying to run errands one day. We have a constant To Do list. Something I forget is that our list isn’t on our kids’ minds. They just love to be a kid! Those days don’t last, so let’s ditch the list sometimes.

For the momma who feels guilty taking a break. We put so much pressure on ourselves. Don’t forget that you have the power to take it off of yourself, too. The day will not combust if you don’t get to everything. Take a break, momma!

For the momma who constantly reacts. If you ever feel like you’re on auto-pilot and just trying to avoid trouble, this is for you. I found that the more I proactively spoke with love or gave more time to my kids, the less often they made trouble for themselves (and me).

I hope some of those might speak to your heart, make you pause, and realize you really are doing your best. And your best is so good!

Just in time for Mother’s Day! These inspirational quotes have been printed on 3×3 magnets. Perfect reminders for the stressed mommas in your life. Message me if you’re interested in ordering any. Just $6 each. Limited quantities available. Original quotes and original photos by Kellee Kroll. 2022 Copyright.

Joy to you,

Kellee


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