My 10 Priorities As a Mother
Although my rules and discipline techniques change as my kids grow up, (hence the quote by Maya Angelou) MY PRIORITIES NEVER DO.
I pray for them and with them, it is my greatest source of strength.
I listen to their entire story before I speak…I admit this is hard for me but I am getting better.
3. STAND UP FOR THEM
I stand up for them so they know I am strong and they can always count on me.
4. STAND BACK WHILE THEY FIGHT
I stand back while they fight battles so they know I believe they are strong and I trust their decisions.
5. GIVE THEM CHOICES
I give them choices that allow them to experience life.
6. GIVE THEM BOUNDARIES
I give them boundaries that protect their innocence.
7. FRIEND OTHER ADULT ROLE MODELS
I make sure to spend time as a family with other adults that reinforce my beliefs.
8. BE INTERESTED
I show true interest in their hobbies and passions…from scooters, drumming, and video games to makeup, fashion, girly TV shows.
I encourage their dreams and celebrate BIG! The rest of the world will shoot them down, I shouldn’t.
10. MODEL A GODLY MARRIAGE
I honor my husband by bragging on him and pointing out his best characteristics to my kids.
If you have never thought about your Priorities as a Mother,
I encourage you to do so!
AND if your children are fully grown with children of their own,
come up with your priorities as a grandmother!
P.S. Here’s a BONUS one for you…
11. Don’t be on your cell phone when you are picking up or dropping off your kids at school or other activities.
Proverbs 31:26-31 “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many woman do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive , and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.