Thriving as an intentional mom doesn’t have to be difficult. The key word is right in front of you…intentional. Taking a little bit of time to really be intentional and focus on what you are doing can make all the difference in the world. My old boss always said it like this, “Work smarter, not harder.”
Thriving as Intentional Mom in Many Areas
Thriving as an intentional mom can involve a lot of different areas. I highly suggest that you check out the Intentional Mom Series over at Intentional in Life for tips about lots of different areas. I was honored to do a guest post there today, How to Prioritize Intentional One-On-One Time with Each of Your Children. Before you head over there to check it out, I would love to share a little background with you.
Thriving as Intentional Mom is Like Being an Intentional Teacher
As a college student earning my elementary education degree, I had to write my philosophy of education. One of the things I remember, and still believe, is that
Children don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
This phrase rings true whether you are talking about your students or your own children.
What I Want to Teach Intentionally
I want to teach my children how to take care of themselves, how to have fun, and love life. My main goal is to teach them that Jesus loves them. I also want to teach my children to serve Him. My kids won’t love my God if they don’t first feel loved by me. To teach any of these, thriving as an intentional mom must be my goal. Specifically, spending intentional one-on-one time with each of my children will help them feel loved. This is reward enough, but intentional one-on-one time will also help them be receptive to what I want to teach them most.Intentional one-on-one time will also help my kids be receptive to what I want to teach them. Click To Tweet
Thriving as An Intentional Mom: Spend Time Teaching Your Kids About God
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” Deuteronomy 6:4-7 ESV
That’s a lot of time spent together! Parents are to be intentionally spending time with their kids:
- When they are at home.
- When they are traveling.
- When they go to bed at night.
- When they get up in the morning.
Spending intentional time with your kids is important, but it’s even more important to make sure that time with them is often spent teaching them to love God with everything they have. This can take many shapes or forms–reading the Bible, worshipping, praying and talking about how God fits into our daily lives are just a few. This is the most important thing you can do if you want to thrive as an intentional mom.
Please head over to Intentional In Life to discover more reasons why, as well as How to Prioritize Intentional One-On-One Time with Each of Your Children. I pray that you and your family will be blessed!
What advice would you give a mother who is striving to be intentional?