Was Today Just Another WASTED Day?

 

 

a wasted dayAs busy moms, at the end of the day it is very easy to think it was a wasted day.  I know the feeling that comes when you have nothing to show for the day. The house is still dirty, laundry isn’t put away, and there are dishes in the sink.

Today I am going to share an article I wrote when I was a much younger mom, and had a baby, a three-year old, and a five-year old. I wrote this on a day when I was feeling discouraged about my lack of accomplishment, as a reminder of what REALLY matters, and all that I DID accomplish that day. 

It was the end of the day, and I sat down to rest after putting the kids to bed. I got out my list of things that needed to be done that day. Out of ten things, I’d only accomplished one. I never got to the dusting, cleaning the cupboards, writing those letters, or reading my new book. A feeling of discouragement crept over me as I thought, “Another wasted – I didn’t get a THING done.” Where DID the time go? Well, let’s see….

I DID:

  1. Fix three meals for my family.
  2. Wash four loads of clothes so my family would have something to wear tomorrow. (Even though it’s still in the basket – it’s clean!)
  3. Take time to read to my kids.
  4. Spend a few minutes rocking a still sleepy toddler after her nap.
  5. Have a Bible and song time with the kids.
  6. Read a few verses from the Bible, and spend a few minutes in prayer.
  7. Play a game with my five-year old.
  8. “Talk” with my baby as I rocked him.
  9. Tuck the kids in bed and listen to their prayers, and last minute bedtime chatter.
  10. Change an unlimited amount of diapers!
  11. Take the time to discipline the girls when they disobeyed, and then love them.
  12. Wash the dishes.
  13. Make MANY trips upstairs to the “potty” with my toddler who’s just catching on. (Some were wasted, some weren’t.)
  14. Give all three of the kids a bath, wash their hair, cut their nails, etc.
  15. Take time to teach the girls when they had to be corrected.
  16. Color a picture with the girls.

Well, I guess that’s about ALL I did today. A wasted day? I guess it all depends on how you look at it!

cover-mirror-mirror

This is an article from my ebook MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL, WHO’S THE BEST MOM OF ALL? This ebook includes 82 pages with 27 articles that I have written  from my heart, to inspire and encourage you! For a listing of some of the topics in the book, click HERE.

was-today-just-another-wasted-day-pin
building-character-in-your-children

Save

Top Posts

6 Responses

  1. continuously i used to read smaller content which also clear their
    motive, and that is also happening with this post which I am reading now.

  2. Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It
    really useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and aid others like you aided me.

  3. Angeline,

    Wow! 11 hours! That takes up a good part of the awake hours, doesn’t it? Thanks for sharing encouraging words! And I agree, the laundry probably won’t get folded at that stage, but it’s ok! We need to be realistic in our expectations during the busy season with young ones.

  4. I remember adding up just the feeding, washing, and basic discipline and methering that i did when i had three babes in diapers. Eleven hours. Yes thats right. Eleven hours on feeding and diapering my kids. Seriously moms. We are doing fine! You moms of young ones are doing enough. If you get one extra thing done besides the basic care and feeding of your babies and the clothes are washed -not folded, just clean, rhe dishes got wash at least once this week, you are fine. Truly. Especially moms of many and moms of littles.

Leave a Reply

  • TExt on image reads declutter challenge planning pack

    Declutter Challenge Printable Pack

    $0.00
    Add to cart
  • text on image reads stress free holiday planner

    Stress-Free Holiday Planner: The Tips, List, Calendars and Guides You Need to Get Organized This Holiday Season

    $9.99
    Add to cart
  • Image shows: Purposeful Parenting Quotes 2022 Calendar

    FREE Purposeful Parenting Quotes & Inspiration Calendar 2022

    $0.00
    Add to cart
  • HIgh School Character Building Workbook

    High School Character Building Workbook

    $17.00
    Add to cart
  • high school course of study books

    High School Course of Study & Planning Workbook

    $17.00
    Add to cart
  • Mini Character Building Boot Camp

    $17.00
    Add to cart
  • Image shows Little Lads and Ladies of Virtue COPYWORK book

    Lads & Ladies of Virtue Copywork eBook – Biblical Character Training for Kids

    $9.97
    Add to cart
  • Cover Spiral Building by the Book

    Building By The Book – A Practical Resource for Building Your Family on the Word of God

    $17.00
    Add to cart
  • The Importance of Winning Your Child's Heart The Character Corner

    The Importance of Winning Your Child’s Heart {Updated Edition}

    $9.97
    Add to cart
  • Spiral Parenting Mistakes That Push Your Child Away The Character Corner

    Parenting Mistakes That Push Your Kids Away

    $9.97
    Add to cart
  • Valentines Day Coupon book

    Valentine’s Day Coupon Book

    $0.00
    Add to cart
  • Intentional Living Cover Update Spiral

    Intentional Living – Life Management For Busy Moms (Online Course)

    $59.97
    Add to cart
  • Spiral Cover Names of Jesus Advent Countdown The Character Corner

    The Names of Jesus Advent Countdown Printables Pack

    $0.00
    Add to cart
  • 30 days of Homeschool Encouragement Cover eBook

    30 DAYS OF HOMESCHOOL ENCOURAGEMENT & INSPIRATION EBOOK

    $0.00
    Add to cart
  • Image shows a book called "30-Day Character Journal"

    30-Day Godly Character Development Journal

    $6.97
    Add to cart