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by Emily Honsvick 0 comments


Everyday we are faced with choices. Choices like what we are going to wear, what we are going to eat, all the way to what we are going to do during the day and how we should parent. Lately life seems to be so full of chocies that I just wanted to snuggle up in my couch, pretend I am a kid again, and do absolutely nothing. Haha, sadly life doesn't really work like that.

Too often I get caught up in being Super Mom. I think that I should be able to do everything and be everywhere. I am so afraid to say no and admit that there is something that I can't do. Oh, you would think that I would learn. I do have so many goals and dreams for me and my little family, but I need to remember that I don't have to do everything all at once. I have to make a choice, either I can run my family around and try to be super mom, or I can just do my best and be a super mom in the eyes of my children. I am trying really hard to do the later.

"As you create a home, don't get distracted with a lot of things that have no meaning for you or your family. Don't dwell on your failures, but think about your successes. Have joy in your home. Have joy in your children. Have joy in your husband. Be grateful
for the journey."

-Marjorie Pay Hinckley

So I am trying to be better. I am trying to make the right choices for my family. Choices that keeps me involved, keeps me progressing, keeps me being a good wife, and keeps me being the best mom that I can be.

So I am still going to craft, still like Pinterest way too much, still get together with friends, still go to the Library, still work, still laugh, still cuddle and read, still be me.

But I think I am finally figuring out that there really is moderation in all things. So here is to taking life just a little bit slower. Enjoying my children's smiles and little bit more, and making sure cuddle time is on our to do list everyday. And enjoying the little moments that happen each and everyday!

(Have I mentioned I love being a mom?... Best. Job. Ever)

Oh! life….

by Emily Honsvick 2 comments


And I am back! This past month has been so busy.I have been working on a lot of projects, trying to meet goals that I have set, and of course play with my daughter everyday :) Life got so busy that something just had to give. Unfortunately that meant my blog. As much as I love to blog, it was not worth stressing about amongst my long list of things to do. But now my crazy few weeks are over and life is getting back to normal.... well as normal as it gets around here. I am so excited to post a few DIY projects that I have created, along with Hot Air balloon theme party ideas, and of course pictures from Emma's first birthday. I just can't believe my little girl has turn one. This past year has flown by. But before I bombard you with pictures of Little Miss Emma, I want to share with you some things that I have learned that past couple of weeks.

  • Its okay to ask for help. As much as I would love to take on the world by myself, I can't. It is okay, and good, to ask people around you for help. In fact it is way more fun not doing everything on your own.
  • Its okay if a project doesn't come out perfect. Sometimes when you make a mistake, it comes out even better. This one I am still working on accepting, but it is so important. Too often I start to work on a project, trying to create something from a imaginary picture inside my head. More often then not, it dose not turn out exactly as I had plan. At first I am tempted to get frustrated and throw the whole project away. But then I take the challenge to make it even better then the original idea. And you know what, I usually end up loving the finished product.
  • You don't have to go crazy and do everything imaginable. Imagine it is your daughters first birthday and you start looking through Pinterest for ideas. Soon you begin to think that unless you do a hug massive overhaul to your house, and make everything from scratch, then you have failed as a mom. I am here to tell you that this is so not true. It is okay to not do everything that you see on Pinterest . If you try you might just get completely stressed out and not enjoy the day. I almost made this mistake. I had to many things that I wanted to do. I even convinced myself that I had to do everything or else I would be a complete failure. Luckily I have an amazing husband that talked some sense into me before it got to bad. And you know, her birthday still turned out perfect without me doing everything off of Pinterest (Side note: I still love Pinterest and use it probably way to often)
  • Last thing that I continue to learn is, when things go wrong, just laugh. I love to laugh! What perfect opportunity to do so when things go wrong. The best thing about laughter is that it puts things into perspective... and it is just fun :)
What have you learned lately?  

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