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Just Breathe

Hey Queen Friend! Thank you for coming back, I appreciate the support. So, where do I start? First, let me just take a moment to breathe, takes deep breath. Did you take a deep breath too? I hope you did! Now that we have that out the way, let’s chat!

By now most of us are full swing into the Back to School rush. I do not know about you, but I can speak for myself, I am tired! Life has been so busy and uncertain at the same time. This school year for most of us is going to look a lot different this year. For me, it has been stressful leading up to the school year because plans and decisions from the school boards seemed like they took forever for decisions to be made. Add to the fact that we are in the middle of a global pandemic and the stress has been mounting. Oh, I forgot to add in mom guilt, and it has been a mixing bowl of chaos!

Anyway, with all of that said I wanted to share my heart with you. Mother to mother.

As we prepare for this upcoming school year, busy with all that it brings, preparing our children’s learning spaces to succeed; I want to remind you to just breathe. I understand how it can be very overwhelming and at times daunting. There are moms who have decided virtual school is the best option for their kids, while others must make the painstaking decision to send their children into the physical school building. Insert mom guilt. At the end of the day, we all want the absolute best for our children.

We want our kids to be happy, health and whole. Then we insert mom guilt and we are tricked into believing our best is not good enough. At other times mom guilt is gifted to us, well I would not say it is a gift, but you know what I mean, right? So, at other times, mom guilt is dealt to us from the hands of other women. If I am being honest, that may be the most painful. Being a mom is hard work and it makes it even harder when you feel like other moms are judging you for the decisions you make for your kids.

You may be wondering, why I am writing about this today? Well, because I want you to remember to just breathe and honestly, I am doing a bit of self-talk for myself. I wanted to share my heart and remind you that YOU are the BEST mother for your kids. You are doing your BEST and whatever that BEST is it IS good enough! Do not allow fear, comparison or outside forces to trick you into believing you are not a good mother. Just breathe. Although this school year will most definitely look glaringly different from what we consider to be “normal”, just breath. Breathe through the journey, embrace the time you get to spend with your kids and never forget that you are doing JUST FINE.

Here are a few tips I wanted to share with you that have been helping me manage my stress:

1. Calm App

2. Allowing myself a 10 number count down when I feel overwhelmed

3. Talking to a Queen Friend (quick text or chat)

I hope these tips help you as they have been helping me. Tell me in the comments how are you feeling about the upcoming school year. Can you share your stress management tips with me?

You time is valuable so I won’t belabor the point . I am wishing you and your family a blessed and safe school year! I will be sharing the learning space I designed in the next week or so. If you feel inclined to do so, share your learning spaces with me.

Until next time!

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