Stop and Smell the Roses

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Are you ready to stop and smell the roses? Grab this printable and let’s make the most of this time with the kiddos. Kids don’t keep!

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As I talked about in Sunday’s newsletter, I’m often tempted to stop time, to freeze my family life just right where it is so that I don’t miss anything, build regrets, or have to deal with hard things and kids’ growing up.

You and I both know that that isn’t possible.

Instead, we can stop what we’re doing and enjoy the moment for what it is: beautiful, yet fleeting.

This month, I’m revisiting my series, Stop and Smell the Roses, on Periscope. Every day this month, we’ll be chatting about one of the topics in the series, brainstorming ideas, and generally discussing this notion that we can’t stop time, but we sure could try to enjoy it more!

Stop and Smell the Roses

I hope you’ll join me! You can follow along on the periscope app. My handle is jessicagfisher.

Download and print off this pretty checklist of reminders that we’ll be working through this month.

Stop and Smell the Roses | Life as Mom

Here are the links to the past series on this topic:

  1. Let Your Child Choose
  2. Turn Off the Phone or Leave it at Home
  3. Make Cinnamon Popcorn and Watch a Show
  4. Stop at the Fish
  5. Just Say NO
  6. Watch a Classic Film
  7. Live Like Life is Short
  8. Bake Someone Happy
  9. Cuddle with Your Peeps
  10. Take a Hike
  11. Take a Bath
  12. Just Be You
  13. Make Bedtimes Special
  14. Enjoy Today
  15. Do Something Frivolous
  16. Remember Your Greatest Adventure
  17. Get More Sleep
  18. Enjoy Fresh Flowers
  19. Phone Home
  20. Browse a Bookstore
  21. Count Your Blessings
  22. Read a Good Book
  23. Take a Nap
  24. Go for Coffee with Someone You Love
  25. Ask Your Mama What She’d Do Differently
  26. Enjoy a Cuppa Tea
  27. Do Something Unusual
  28. Go on a Date
  29. Identify Your Stressors and Pray
  30. Pretend
  31. Just Sit Still

What’s one thing you could do this month to savor the days with your kids?

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