Oakley is a mother of three who shares her family’s stories at Nothing Down About It about the joys of life with their son who has down-syndrome. In this episode we chat about simplifying our homes and schedules, accepting that we won’t be the exact mom we want to be in every moment, and being intentional about our famil relationships.

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Key Points from this Episode:

  • Keeping the home simple can help keep you from feeling like you are drowning.
  • It’s okay to not be the exact mom we want to be at this exact moment in time.
  • Raising a family is a whole-family effort. Being a more open parent with our children about the process helps it become a team effort.
  • Parenting has become more of an open process with our children because of the transparency of the world we live in.
  • Navigate the needs of your children by knowing your children. Notice what the need is. It’s okay that the needs of the children are different.
  • Take the time to be still with each child.
  • Be a listener and let your children feel heard in their own home.
  • Give your kids a few moments where you can let them feel like they are the center of your universe.
  • Some of the surprises can be the best blessings in our life.
  • Keeping the connection with God makes everything smoother. That makes the bumps in the road doable!
  • Let life surprise you!

Connect with Oakley

Instagram: @nothingdownaboutit

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