Monday, March 19, 2012

Dr. Meg Meeker has a blog!

This is the best find! I don't know if you are familiar with Dr. Meg Meeker but she is a pediatrician and mother who has written books such as "Strong Fathers Strong Daughters" and many more wonderful books on raising kids.  I was so excited to find that she has a blog!  Here is her lastest "challenge" for mothers.....

Challenge Week 8 

It’s easy to get overwhelmed these days.
That cell phone that you keep tethered to your side either rings constantly or it regularly bleats, alerting you to new text messages.  Mail in all it’s forms (email, snail mail and voicemail) demands to be answered immediately.  Then there’s trying to entertain your children while you simultaneously prepare their dinner and run three loads of laundry.  Meanwhile, the dog is poking you, reminding you he needs to go out for a  walk while the television blares loudly in the background.
It’s emotional and psychological chaos and it must stop.
Scrutinize your calendar and checkbook.  See how you are living and evaluate whether what you are spending time and money on is really consistent with your priorities and goals.  Make a list of your top 3 priorities as a mother and get out your family calendar and cross off what is standing in the way of you accomplishing these.
Simplicity is the disciplined art of letting go. It means willingly determining that your inner self needs some focus, some paring down and reorganization of priorities. So. Do. It.

1 comment:

Marie said...

I just read this today on Faith and Family! Miss seeing you! Love,Marie