A thought struck me like a barreling locomotive last Saturday on a Thomas the Tank Engine train ride— this is my toddler's last summer being two. Okay, okay, I know you're all thinking, "Obviously, Erin!" I just never realized how fast my child’s life seemingly speeds by compared to my own. Year to year I feel like pretty much the same person. Yes, I’ve matured, learned new things, and gained a wrinkle or two. But for the most part, I’m still the same old me.
Liam, on the other hand, grows faster than you can snatch up dropped food to beat the 5-second rule. From the moment he wakes, the adventure of nonstop learning and blissful playing begins. This is my boy's only summer to be two. Maybe you've shared similar thoughts.
It’s been one of those weeks. One where your to-do list screams at you to stay inside, tackle new blog content, catch up on laundry, and reorganize the pantry for the hundredth time. But even more so, it’s been a week where your heart nudges you to hug your child a little closer, soak in extra rays of sun, enjoy the fullness of everyday moments, and be still with God.
Today is the first of July, which means a few things: it’s Canada Day over here, Beyond the Dinner Table just celebrated it’s 6-month anniversary(!), and we’re already half way through 2016! This also means it’s time to pull out those S.M.A.R.T.Y. goals and check on your progress towards achieving them. Whether it’s big or small, I hope you are feeling encouraged by your progress. However, I know some of you are feeling a little disappointed, and perhaps others have given up on goal-setting completely. But whether you’re feeling fantastic or frustrated about them — remember why you once wrote the goals. I’m guessing at one time you believed a certain goal was a priority, and the outcome of achieving it was truly valuable to you. If a specific goal is no longer important to you — throw it out! On the other hand, if you want to make that goal a reality, keep reading!
Hi! I'm Erin – a follower of Christ, imperfect wife, mama of two, registered dietitian, and independent Beautycounter consultant. Welcome to my blog where I write about intentional motherhood, intuitive eating, inspired discipleship, and whatever else I feel like! I'm so glad you're here.
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