Monday, June 29, 2009

Tagged and Successful Mommy?

What is your current "obsession"?

Well to be honest, it's probably blogging.... but I'm attempting to tend to my relationship with the Lord, the kids, my hubby and the house like I should.

Soon I will be consumed with VBS preparations:)

Coffee or Tea?

I'm in the SOUTH, so it's sweet iced tea... of course. And we make some peach tea the other day... yummmy!!!!

What's for Dinner?

With picky kids and not wanting to spend all day in the kitchen, I cook simple, easy and kid-pleasing meals... usually:) So tonight was ziti and ground turkey spaghetti sauce, fresh green beans and squash (thanks to our neighbors and friends)!

What's the Last thing you bought?

Besides groceries or VBS Material?? The last "fun" item was new Pjs for the kids at a Carter's outlet while on vacation:) Chris and Anna needed new PJs BAD... Chris' PJ pants were looking like capris:)

What are you listening to right now?


What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Oh, ice cream!!! Such a rarity at our house now with all of the food allergies.... but if I had my choice and I could eat ice cream whenever I had some.... Edy's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough... do I need to workout just by thinking about eating a bowl???

What is your favorite color?

Not sure if I have one.

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your wardrobe?

Probably my cami-tops, then my black T-shirt and then my jean capris and FLIP-FLOPS... of course:)

What is your dream job?

Believe it or not... I get to do it daily. I love being a mommy.... yes, even on the nutty days.

I was thinking this afternoon about what a "Successful Mommy" looks like.... once I used to think that being successful "in my field" was to have a peaceful, clean, and calm home, a regular schedule that allowed us to accomplish a lot throughout the day and MUCH MORE. But I was convicted the other day that these things were fine but should not be MY measure of a "Successful Mommy".

These are some new questions that I can evaluate my "mothering":

  • Am I demonstrating love and giving attention to my children?

  • Am I leading my kids to know God more? And want to know Him more?

  • Am I a good model to my children?

  • Am I teaching them to be kind, considerate, thoughtful and productive kids? (not sure how to word that one)

I've got a long way to go and many more years to learn.... I know my kids still have plenty to teach me... LOL!!


Beatriz said...

I think you are a great mom!!!!, how are VBS preparations going? is any body else helping you?

3 for Me! said...


I think part of my problem was that I was getting too overwhelmed with adding all those responsibilities on top of my priorities and hobbies....

so I've decided to teach the preschoolers class. And all my other main teaching roles are filled:) Now it's just finding people to assist other leaders and help decorate???? And doing it!!

Beatriz said...

Well that's good news!!! :o), I'll keep praying so you'll find more people to help you decorating.
Say hi to the kids for us please!.

Jenny said...

Great list! You are a great mommy!

You know, I am having a hard time finding PJ's in girl's sizes. Abby doesn't fit 5T's anymore, but I can't find shorts and t-shirt jammies in size 5/6. It's annoying! I used to love Carter's, but she was sized out of it! LOL!

Bunch of Barrons said...

So true! I often think I have to be supermom, but it's all about the heart! *mine AND the kids! :)*