S2 Ep. 15 Surviving the Younger Years

Uncategorized Aug 02, 2021

There's a popular saying about the passage of time when parenting young children, "The days are long but the years are short." It's popular because it's absolutely true! The days and nights can seem like an endless loop of laundry, crying babies, whining toddlers, and not a. lot of sleep for Mom and Dad. 

Our guest on todays episode, Marissa Kovach, is a mom to four children currently 2, 4, 6, and 8 years old. She definitely knows a lot about surviving the younger years! She reminded us to take lots of pictures and videos (even of the hard things) because it's over before you know it. Then (hopefully) you can look back and laugh! 

While you're in the thick of it, though, it can seem like there will never be an end to the chaos. A couple of practical tips from Marissa:

  • Schedule and Organization: Some moms thrive on this; it stresses others out!
  • Meal prep: Shopping/preparing on the weekends can make the weekdays run a lot more smoothly.
  • Still be you! Do the things you enjoyed before you had kids, however, they will look different now.
  • You're not just a mom. You wear many hats and though Mom is a badge of honor, it's not the only thing that defines you. Bring your kids in to your world and share the things you like to do with them.
  • Community: We cannot stress this enough; Find likeminded moms and hang out. Encourage one another, share experiences, let the kids run wild, and no judging!

You will eventually sleep again, and believe it or not, you will miss the young years once they're gone. Be present with your kids, be careful what you say 'yes' to, and always, always get your time in God's Word (even if it's a quick Psalm or Proverb!)


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