Sometimes we lose focus and think our kids should be our number one priority all the time. In this episode, I talk about why I think building a strong family and creating healthy relationships is my priority instead.

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Key Points from this Episode:

  • Our kids are wonderful, but our priority is building strong families.
  • We, as mothers, are part of the strong family that we need are building. Our family is only as strong as the weakest link, so we need to take care of ourselves too!
  • When we can shift the idea from being a fire to put out to being a teaching moment, it can help us handle the situations differently.
  • How we approach our days when we are thinking “My goal is to build a strong family. My goal is create healthy relationships” changes how we respond to our children.
  • Supporting our children’s growth is different than focusing on the results (and a whole lot less stressful!)
  • Creating a strong family culture and atmosphere of growth is what is under our circle of influence, not our children’s behavior, which often gets focused on when our kids are the priority.
  • When we focus on building strong families and healthy relationships, our capacity for joy and experience joy right now is so much greater.
  • Those little moments of the day of seeing glimpses of the strong family and healthy relationships happen. Recognizing them helps us find the motivation to keep going.
  • It’s so much easier to “lose ourselves” when our kids are the focus all the time.
  • The power of friendship is so real in motherhood. It helps buoy us up!
  • “Sisters, oh how we need each other” – Marjorie Pay Hinckley

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