Be Kind to Girlfriends
Like most people every New Years causes me to do some reflecting and goal setting. I am truly thankful for my best friend Bonnie and some other amazing women I have met in my lifetime. Since starting the blog I have met dozens of kind generous talented women who helped me along in this new endeavour. Girlfriends are such a treasure.
Reflecting on all the beautiful moments shared with girlfriends gave me the idea to write a small series about different ways to be kind to the girls in your life. I am going to do one each for single friends, mothers and married friends.
Mothers of Entertaining Children
Have you ever had a girlfriend who didn’t get visitors because the kids were a bit too “entertaining”. Mom of mild kids deserve a hand as well, but overwhelmed Moms likely could use it just a little bit more. I know I am guilty of visiting them less often so as not to add to their workload, but that can leave them a bit isolated.
My boys were actually very mild. I always said the dumbest thing I ever did was to have enough sons they outnumbered me. I use to laugh with them and say they were younger, faster and smarter, but mama was more devious. With the three of them one always seemed to be “more entertaining”. They seemed to rotate it like the flavor of the week.
“You have Permission”
On those days when I did not know which end was up I could rely on humour, coffee, music, deep breathing exercises and my girlfriends to help me.
With that thought in mind I came up with some simple easy things I could do to help a mother out. The lemon themed ones are gentle reminders to Moms that they can give themselves permission to take a break. The rose themed one are little favors I can do to help her.
These are obviously generic, inexpensive and would depend on the children’s ages. Knowing more specific circumstances you could create permission slips for everything from making a trip to the dump, to a massage gift certificate.
With Valentines day coming up, maybe a Mom you know could really benefit from one or two of these. I know exactly who I am going to share these permission slips with. Do you have anyone in mind?