Biggest Challenge of Being a Mom
Courtney: My biggest challenge has been the balance of the Mommy, Wife, Individual dance. Finding a way to balance all those things really blindsided me in the beginning. I felt as though I had lost myself. I have learned that Me Time, usually in the morning, is very valuable. It allows me to charge up and face the day with a refreshed attitude.
I am Courtney the chef, housekeeper, nurse, teacher, wife, and million other things, but I am still Courtney. I still want to do things like go to school to be a hair stylist and open a shop with my best friend.
Being a Don’t Sweat Mom Means
Courtney: Being a Don’t Sweat Mom means stepping back and taking a look at the big picture. Seeing that the small day to day things aren’t always what matters. To realize that I may not get all the chores done in one day, because it’s better to spend an hour playing with my son than an hour folding laundry. I don’t need to stress about the little stuff. It will get done!
A Wish For Other Moms
Courtney: For one day, write down all the things that you stress about. The small things, the big things, anything that elevates your stress level. At the end of the day take a look at your list. If you’re like me, the majority of those things will be small and trivial. This will help to put your day in perspective. This will help you realize that the only thing that matters is that you are there for your children, that you spent as much time with them as possible, and that you were able to take some “Me time” to recharge and refresh your soul. When you stress less you are able to live more.
Favorite Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms Chapter
Courtney: Gratitude Is a Family Practice, and Begins with You – This chapter is about placing your attention on appreciation. This way of thinking will adjust your whole outlook on life and has really helped me.
Courtney Wigley is the owner and author of A Look Into Our World. She is a devoted wife, mother, sister, friend, blogger, and the list goes on. She has a loving husband named John and they have a wonderful son named JP.
Courtney’s life as a mother is a whirlwind but she wouldn’t have it any other way. Becoming a Don’t Sweat Mom has changed her outlook. She has a renewed sense of self and is ready to parent in a whole new way.