The Motherhood Project: Katie

“Keep believing in yourself, because what you are doing is God’s work.”

Name: Katie | Children’s Names/ages: Bennett (3) Calvin (1)

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What’s your biggest struggle when it comes to being a mom?: Patience! Sometimes I forget that they are only as little as they are and my expectations need to be brought down. I also am constantly trying to work on letting go of the little things that don’t matter.

What’s your biggest strength when it comes to being a mom?: I like to think I’m a fun mom. 😉 I actually really think my greatest strength as a mom is my greatest strength as a person and that is that I’m an optimist. I think that carries over to my parenting and I try to see the good in every situation and stage! It makes a world of difference when I’m being a positive and looking on the bright side, especially when the days are difficult.

What is your favorite part of the day with your children?: I really enjoy the mornings. I love the days we get to hang out at home, eat otterpops at 10 am, play outside, and just let them be boys in their own surroundings. I also love to take them on little adventures in the morning! It’s my time to really focus on them.

Who is an inspiration to you when it comes to motherhood?: My own mom is probably my greatest inspiration. Becoming a mom myself has given me a new and greater appreciation for my mom. I admire her in so many ways. I’m also really blessed with lots of other “moms”, from my sisters to my grandma’s, to neighbors. I have the best women in my life leading and cheering me along!

Advice for fellow mothers who need a little boost?: Keep believing in yourself, because what you are doing is God’s work. It’s hard to keep that perspective, but if you believe in yourself that can help you tackle the hard days and long nights! I also think sometimes when you are having a bad day, taking 10 minutes or an hour to be by yourself and have your favorite treat works wonders. 🙂

How has being a mom changed your life?: Being a mom is who I am. I can’t imagine my life without my boys! They continually mold me in the person I am designed to be. They are the best parts of me and have taught me far more lessons than I could ever teach them! Most importantly, they’ve helped me to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life, because it’s those little things that make up the big things.

*If you have anyone you’d like to nominate to be featured on the blog (yourself included) send me their email or phone number and I will contact them/you! ceeceesparkles@gmail.com

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