One reason I love blogging is because it pushes me to document and remember special moments in my daily life. Sometimes it captures the thoughts that I had on motherhood, and sometimes it captures a new recipe I tried out. I've even taken some pictures of a few good messes. Whatever it is, it can be tough to look back at the end of the year and feel like everything was a whirlwind of stresses and challenges and unaccomplished projects. Just the other day I had to go to the DMV, didn't have the right papers, went back home, took an hour to find the right documents, changed a grape-juice soaked daughter and two bad diapers, and then went back to my car to find that it wouldn't start. Thankfully I had my beloved babysitter helping me or I would have completely lost it! Our big trip to Dunkin Donuts on the way home from the failed DMV attempt was also very helpful... But it's easy to look back at these kinds of things and feel like someone who just can't seem to get things right. Blogging grounds me and reminds me that I'm doing my best. It pushes me to not judge myself based on messes or mishaps. I try more now to look at the things I do in a new, more artistic light, to reach out and discuss my thoughts with others rather than let them fall way, to think of more fun, creative things I'd love to try out, and to brainstorm new ways to make things a bit easier on myself.
Because it's easy to feel down when you look back on the stress of life...what are some of the things you guys do to take a minute to remember all the good that you're doing? Do you feel like you would want to do that a bit more?