A head honcho Mary Kay lady came to speak to us at church quite some time ago, and gave such a motivating talk on “Good, Better, Best”. It was absolutely fabulous and really spoke to me.

She put things into perceptive and I’ve been trying to get myself motivated to get back to the basics ever since. I kept telling myself that, “slow and steady wins the race.” But somehow I got on the autobahn and I can’t slow down for fear of crashing.

Denae’s recap of one of the classes she attended at Women’s Conference finally did it! So, last week I took the time to sit down, think of the 5 fundamentals of family life, and schedule them into the insanity which is my life.

I also loved Angie’s comment about teaching our children ‘the art of conversation’ during dinner. Honestly, that has never occurred to me. Our house is so loud that Jason and I like to eat in peace and don’t allow talking at the dinner table. {{my bad}}

Obviously, last week there were a lot of changes at once but the boys handled it well, considering.

I finished my summer schedule for the boys yesterday and I have a better outlook on the next 3 months. I’m armed with the 5 fundamentals of family life, a neighborhood pool, amazing activities thanks to Rebecca, a babysitter once a week, and a LOT of diet Coke. 😉

Is anyone else stressing about summer?

3 thoughts on “Distractions

  1. Oh yeah the fear of summer is mixed with the excitement of sleeping later, and no homework battles.

    we have our fun activities. and yes i plan on relying heavily on Dr.Pepper.

    and often i wish people would be quiet at dinner. it’s SO loud! sometimes we resort to raising our hands to have a turn talking.

    good luck! ours starts on THURSDAY!

  2. Glad that you are feeling back in control. Amazing what painting and schedules can do huh!?!?!?

    I bet that I’m not the only one that would love to see a copy of your summer schedule. I can only imagine that it is the epitome of organized and LOADS OF FUN!!!

  3. I am still trying to figure out my summer schedule for the kids and time is running out! I must see yours… I need ideas!

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