Thoughts on How Moms can Motivate Themselves and Keep a Balanced Life

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How do moms maintain a balanced and a healthy life style for them and family?

This is a tricky question and I am sure that many moms could have a lot to share. Here are 7 action items that have made a difference in my life:

1. Take care of myself first, so I can take care of others – This may sound selfish, but it is not and it has worked very well for me. This is what I mean:

– Take time for yourself  – read a book, call or meet a friend, go exercise, go for a spa treatment, meditate, write, continue your education, volunteer, work or pursue your goals, and do whatever gives you peace without interruptions from your kids and husband.

2. Pay or ask a family member or /and a friend for help – Yes, it is ok to ask for help! While the person of your choice is helping, you could: Go out on a date with your husband, have a friend’s night out, go to a spa, have some “me” time, attend a class, exercise, etc. Try to do this as often as possible.

3. Organize play dates and stay social – Whether you are working or not, I believe that it is very healthy for you and the kids to stay connected and social. You could always organize play dates with your kids’ school mates, attend b-day parties, and attend special events. If your kiddos are not going to school yet, you can always introduce yourself to other moms and organize activities / gatherings.

4. Try to do it, specifically if you are not feeling motivated – Staying active and engaged in positive activities with your kids is key for a healthy balance. Staying active keeps your mind and body healthy, so do your best to go out. Even if that means to just go to the park or a gym. Some of the best mommy friends that I have now are the ones I met at the park. Here is a list of tips that have helped me stay motivated and you may like to try:

-Educational classes with your community center, local library, and your town’s family events (try to check free classes from your state and town). Please check my page about classes and activities: https://happymomhappyfamilybymoms.com/classes-and-activities/

-Attend an exercise class such as Zumba with kids or any other one that gets you all moving

-Make a habit of reading positive books or informational materials that inspire you as a mother and woman

-Share your goals with family and friends and ask them to follow up on the progress of them to hold you responsible. In this way, a little pressure will encourage you to accomplish your goals

5. Check your health – Try to have a healthy diet, exercise, and schedule your routine health check-ups to make sure everything is all right. Sometimes, it may be that you just need some vitamins and good sleep to help increase your energy, so try to take care of your health the best you can.

6. Practice meditation, yoga, or a breathing exercise to help you relax – This point is specifically very important to me. It is important that whenever you can, you find some quiet time to recapitulate your day and meditate on how you can do things better. Perhaps, you can learn something new to continue to improve things.

7. Pray and be grateful – I believe in the power of praying very much. It just gives me so much peace. No matter who’s God you pray to, praying is just healthy. Also, being grateful is extremely positive to our bodies and mind. When you are greatful, you start appreciating the little things and the big things in life. And this action, creates a positive feeling that instantly makes you feel better.

What do you think?

 

 

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My Daughter started Kindergarten – Mi hija Empezo el Kinder

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How did you feel when your first kid started kindergarten – Como te sentiste cuando tu primer hijo empezo el Kinder?

I felt both nostalgic and happy at the same time. It is life and I hope she continues to develop her good manners and values at her new school. Anyway, it is a new stage in her life full of dreams and aspirations. She seems so joyful and so are we.

Yo me sentí nostalgica y feliz al mismo tiempo. Esto es la vida y tan solo espero que ella continue desarrollando sus buenos modales y valores en su nueva escuela. Esta es una nueva etapa en la vida de mi hija que está llena de sueños e ilusiones. Ella se ve muy feliz y nosotros también.


Life Values and Principles – Valores y Principios de Vida

Why do we mean by life values and principles – que es lo queremos decir cuando hablamos de los principios y valores humanos? What are your life values and principles- cuales son tus valores y principios de vida?

Here is what I think may be the answer – aquí te va lo que creo que puede ser la respuesta:

Empathy, discipline, perseverance, humility, commitment, and gratitude among many others…

http://www.saieditor.com/falco/values.html

http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/overview/model-for-community-change-and-improvement/core-principles-and-values/main

http://faculty.stedwards.edu/ursery/norm.htm

En español:

Empatía, disciplina, perseverancia, humildad, compromiso, y gratitud entre muchos otros…

http://www.abc.es/familia-padres-hijos/20130918/abci-diez-valores-hijos-201309181040.html

http://www.solohijos.com/web/que-son-los-valores-y-por-que-son-tan-importantes-en-la-educacion/

http://www.lamamaoca.com/2013/10/03/los-10-valores-que-transmitir-a-tus-hijos-para-convivir-en-sociedad/

 Thanks for stopping by – Gracias por visitarnos!

 



How to teach kids to be humble – Como enseñar a tus hijos ser humildes

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Welcome – Bienvenido!  While I will be posting a weekly article written by us every Wednesday, I will post daily general advice regarding the main theme of the weekly article. Hope you like it!

Cada miércoles pondré un artículo semanal escrito por nosotros y en los siguientes 7 días, pondré consejos breves relacionados al tema principal de la semana. Espero te guste!

How to teach kids to be humble –  Como enseñar a tus hijos ser humildes

(La versión en español está debajo de la de ingles)

Here are a few suggestions that have worked for me – Aqui te van algunos consejitos que me han trabajado a mi:

http://www.allprodad.com/top10/parenting/10-ways-to-teach-your-children-humility/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/502504-how-to-teach-kids-to-be-humble/

http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/parenting/pinoy-parenting/how-to-teach-your-kids-humility

En Español:

http://www.livestrong.com/es/ensenarles-ninos-humildes-como_15641/

http://blog.micumbre.com/2009/08/24/la-virtud-de-la-humildad-explicada-a-los-hijos/



Parents Raising Children – Los Padres y la Crianza de sus Hijos

 

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Just a thought – Tan solo un pensamiento…

I believe that once people have committed to having children and become parents, they should commit with all their heart and soul to love, respect, and teach them the good values of life. To teach them to always try to be better and humble. To teach them that they can always have a chance to start over no matter what happens.  As with these principles in mind, I believe that we have a better chance of creating a better future for human kind.

Yo creo que una vez que la gente decida tener hijos y se conviertan en padres, ellos deben de comprometerse con todo su corazón y alma para amar, respetar, y enseñarles los buenos valores de la vida. Enseñarles que ellos siempre deben de tratar de ser mejores y humildes. Enseñarles que ellos siempre pueden tener la oportunidad de empezar de nuevo no importa lo que pase. Porque con estos principios, yo creo que tenemos mejores oportunidades de crear un mejor futuro para la humanidad.

Thank you for stopping by – Gracias por visitarnos!

~Ana Q