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Mother of the Year Goes to.... Not Me

Every morning I go to the gym to exercise. I love it because I have a lot of friends there (it's my adult interaction for the day...hahah...but seriously...), endorphins are released, I feel powerful and strong....etc. Fast forward to about 10 minutes after I arrive home.

Kids are fighting over who grabbed the box of cereal first.

Tears are rolling down cheeks from, "Cameron looked at me in a mean way."

Fights are breaking out between who has to be the flippin' monkey in the middle...

You get the idea.

So pretty much all the good I do at 5:30 in the wee early morning hours gets completely undone. (Perhaps I should schedule my workouts to after the kids leave for school instead?)

Anyway, today was no different. The kids actually all got ready on their own really well without any fights. They had a good 20 minutes to kill before we had to leave for school. They decided to play a game (but not the blasted Monkey in the Middle game...No! No! I banned that game [and 'jinx&#…

100 Things

Last week during one of my "mommy time outs" (I'll have to explain this later), I listened to a podcast by Bold New Mom. She is a life coach that helps you change your way of thinking. I've really enjoyed listening to all of the podcasts I've listened to so far. The latest one I listened to talked about making a list of 100 Things you are good at. She even listed her own 100 personal things, and although some were a bit strange in my opinion, I was really intrigued. So I thought I'd share 100 Things I like about me (and as I think of more, I'm going to keep adding):

1. I'm very organized
2. I'm good at math
3. I'm excellent at budgeting
4. I am good at proper grammar
5. I'm a great writer
6. I know how to stretch a dollar really well
7. I'm a good cook
8. I'm a natural athlete
9. I have a good sense of direction
10. I have common sense
11. I think before I speak
12. I know how to bite my tongue
13. I have a strong testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
14. I have a sound understanding of who I am as a daughter of God, and where I'm going in life.
15. I dont care what others think of me.
16. I have a clean home
17. I appreciate nature
18. I am a good public speaker
19. I am a good listener
20. I am good at serving
21. I know how to give genuine compliments
22. I prioritize well
23. I know how to love
24. I am polite
25. I'm really good at thanking people for things
26. I recognize blessings in my life
27. I'm a great driver
28. I am strong physically
29. I am structured
30. I have great thick hair
31. I have great skin
32. I can read well
33. I am passionate about my family
34. I am good at showing my affection
35. I can multi task extremely well
36. I am funny
37. I am witty
38. I am smart
39. I understand sports
40. I love playing softball
41. I love playing basketball
42. I am good at implementing gospel principles in my home and being consistent with them
43. I have a desire to follow Christ, and be more like Him
44. I am obedient
45. I never have to learn lessons the hard way. I can be told something is wrong, and I will heed it
46. I can appreciate good music
47. I'm a great speller
48. I'm good at sales
49. I'm good at marketing
50. I know how to lift others up
51. I am a self learner
52. I am good at sewing
53. I can feel and recognize the Holy Ghost
54. I am good at keeping in touch with my family
55. I can be happy for others' successes
56. I love playing with my family
57. I am a good fly fisher(woman)
58. I know how to find good deals
59. I am good at saving money
60. I am pretty
61. I am detail-oriented
62. I am a hard worker
63. I am great at food storage
64. I make the best bread
65. I know how to make healthy foods my family will like, or "hide" healthy ingredients in "regular food."
66. I am good at smiling
67. I am good at pondering and receiving personal revelation
68. I understand the Gospel and its importance
69. I am good at making things/furniture/spaces aesthetically pleasing
70. I know how to take good photos
71. I am articulate
72. I am punctual
73. I always do my best
74. I love to dance with my kids
75. I love to exercise to good music
76. I am great at cleaning
77. I love to kiss my husband
78. I love to bake treats with my kids
79. I love to decorate
80. I have a desire to improve myself every day
81. I can relate well to others
82. I am crafty
83. I love talking to my mom
84. I have a great relationship with each of my siblings
85. I have a good relationship with my in laws
86. I love watching people feel uplifted
87. I love when my kids teach family home evening
88. I am good at not impulse buying
89. I am good at skiing
90. I love living in Cache Valley
91. I like my arms
92. I am good at doing makeup
93. I am a quick learner
94. I am sarcastic
95. I can make people laugh
96. I remember things
97. I am reliable
98. I know how to have fun
99. I am not embarrassed easily
100. I am good at apologizing
101. I am thoughtful
102. I am good at staying out of drama
103. I am good at playing with my kids
104. I am supportive
105. I am modest
106. I am creative
107. I am great at communicating


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