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What Really Counts in the End

3 Things by Sarah, Clover Lane

3 Things by Sarah, Clover Lane

Truth

It is so easy today to get caught up in our competitive, hurried, and materialistic society.

We have so many choices as mothers — and so many opportunities for ourselves and our children.

I have found one of the best ways to opt out of the rat race is to stop and examine the pace of my life. I picture myself 50 years from now in a rocking chair on a front porch, watching my grandchildren—or great grandchildren—play on the lawn.

Will I look back with peace in my heart at the way I chose to spend my precious time doing the most important job on earth?

Will I say,”I wish I would have slowed down and savored every moment more?”

It’s not really a fun thing to do, but it always enables me to spit out the right answer. It enables me to stay focused, run against the grain of the times, and enjoy the small moments.

It reminds me to stay strong and centered about what I want to believe… that simply raising my children, being a mother and a wife, is enough — when everything we read and hear and see is sending me the opposite message.

It helps me establish priorities and to say yes to the things that really count in the end.

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Tip

My laundry system saved my life.

I wash and dry and fold, but set the clothes into baskets marked with each child’s name. Then they take them up from my basement laundry dungeon and put them away in their closets. It saves me so much time and helps them take some ownership of this never-ending task.

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Find

I love Aden + Anais muslin swaddling blankets for babies — the more you wash them, the softer they get.

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Contributor: Sarah from Clover lane
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