By Kathryn Brunner, Founder of Musik at Home
Some days, as parents, there's nothing more we would rather do than spend time with our little ones, taking time to enjoy their little personalities and making sure all of their needs are met.
Other days, maybe most days, we feel overwhelmed by the needs around us. I know this is true for me.
Just this morning I got up earlier than my children so I could have a few moments of peace to start the day. I was looking forward to spending some precious moments with them after breakfast before I had to head out the door to a doctor appointment.
I got a lovely morning snuggle greeting from my five-year-old who was pretending to be a puppy. My two-year-old was so happy to see me when I walked in her room.
She hugged me, then took my face gently in her hands, looked into my eyes and just smiled as if to say, "I love you mom." If only I could press pause right there...
Then it was time to get dressed.
Everything changed. My two-year-old did not want the striped underwear. She wanted the princess underwear. There was no more clean princess underwear. Enter two-year-old tantrum. I finally got her settled down. Then she decided she wanted to wear a swimsuit that she had spotted in the underwear drawer. Well, we could only find the swimsuit shirt. The swim skirt was nowhere to be seen. Enter two-year-old tantrum number two. I finally convinced her that any skirt would be great with her swimsuit top. We found a 5-T skirt and voila, tantrum over. Whew!
Thankfully I still had a few precious moments to spend with my girls doing something fun together. We decided to make hair bows after breakfast. With my two-year-old sitting on my lap, and my five-year-old picking out the style she wanted to create for her hair bow, we got started with some sewing. Five minutes later, our babysitter walks in the door. Well, it wasn't the morning I envisioned, but those five minutes of play were worth every bit of effort it took to get there.
Does this sound familiar? Where are you in the journey?
I'm five years in as a mom. Somehow, it doesn't seem to get easier. It just seems to get harder and more intense. Yet, it also gets more beautiful. The more I can enjoy the struggle and not fight against it, the more peace I have even in the tantrum moments. This is what life is right now. I will call it beautiful.
A few years ago when I found myself at my wits end as a wife, new mom, and homemaker, I came across a library of resources that I could not pass up. I didn’t know how to be a good homemaker or mom or wife, and it was all about answers to my homemaking questions. It was a library full of resources from authors I knew and trusted called the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle.
I bought the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle with so much joy in my heart. I was giddy about redeeming my bonuses, and eager to search through the incredible library at my fingertips. I learned how to save money, make the most of my time around my home, put organizational strategies in place, cook healthy delicious meals, make my own laundry detergent and hand soap, and so many other great things. It was literally life changing for me.
I look back at that first bundle I bought as my jumpstart into empowered homemaking and parenting.
Now, I’m unbelievably excited to say that ultimate-bundles.com has totally outdone themselves. They have put together a new bundle called the Parenting Super Bundle. It's a “super” bundle because it's focused on the one particular topic of parenting. It’s only available for six days. Crazy!
- 35 eBooks, 10 eCourses, 2 audios, 23 printables, 9 workbooks, and 1 membership site, total value of the Bundle $1283.96
- 4 bonuses (2 physical + 2 digital), total value: $103
After five years as a parent, I’m certainly not an expert. I have grown in my knowledge of this parenting thing, but I will be the first to admit I could use all the help I can possibly get to learn how to parent well. I have had a chance to look at everything in the Parenting Super Bundle. It is truly phenomenal.
One of my favorite resources so far is "The Fairies Complete Routine Chart Set" by Samantha Jockel. My five-year-old daughter (who is just a beginning reader) can follow the fairy picture pathway throughout her daily routine to see what’s next from brushing her hair to making her bed to clearing the table. There's a little lego-man chart for boys too.
I also love the crafts that are included in this bundle. I’m a crafty person and so is my five year old. We love making things together for our daily “special time.” There are 100 easy crafts in an e-book called “Crafty Critters: Crafts to Go” by Amanda Dion that are simple enough to make using materials I already have at home.
Another favorite is “Mini Mom and Dad Dates” by the Dating Divas. It comes with several artsy printables to help you and your child think of and plan all the adventures you want to go on together for mommy-daughter dates, or mommy-son dates. Dads are included too.
These are just a few of the amazing resources that can help us savor the beautiful moments of parenting. Both the good and hard moments are fleeting. Our little ones won’t always be little. So, we give them our best and do all we can to love them well.
I know you will value this parenting bundle as much as I do. I would love to hear what you think and how the resources become a blessing to you in your life. Leave me a comment below and I’ll be sure to answer!
Plus!! I can’t wait for you to get FREE access to all that Musik at Home has to offer when you redeem your free month subscription as a bonus. There is so much joy in connecting with your little one through music in just minutes a day.
I look forward to hearing from you. And, I’ll see you in class!