Monday, January 13, 2020

What makes me smile

Normally when a mom hears “school break” we all start to dread what feels like an endless amount of time until we are all back on our schedules again.  The kids get bored, the fighting seems to never end, errands are brutal and there is just never enough snacks.  I know I speak for a lot of us when I say that these breaks from school are often bittersweet.

This break I decided to do things a little different.  While I would normally be runnings errands most days just to get the kids out of the house for a bit, this time I stayed home every day and completely cleared off the schedule.  I devoted this break to being as attentive as I could with my kids and the outcome has been exactly what we all needed.  We’ve spent so much time together over the last week and this is the first time ever that being cooped up in the house for this long has actually been really enjoyable.  We’ve played and laughed, built forts, put puzzles together, watched movies, built Legos until our fingers were raw and truly just enjoyed our time together.  I love nothing more than seeing my kids happy and this break has made me smile so big!
I have put a lot of thought into what makes me smile over this holiday break.  While reflecting on my time with the kids, I have learned that it’s just the simple things that make me the happiest.  Knowing that my children are healthy and happy is at the very top of my list.  Life as a mom can be busy, stressful, hectic and chaotic.  While all of those things can make this the most challenging job, being a mom is also the most rewarding thing in my life.  I know that everything that contributes to making my life super busy during this phase of life is all in their best interest.  But sometimes, clearing off the schedule to do nothing but spend quality time together is just what you need. 

Today I have partnered with Smile Generation to help make our busy mom life easier.  They understand that moms heads are usually spinning trying to juggle work, carpool, after school activities, dinner, bedtime and everything else in-between.  Stressing to find the time to schedule appointments is something that shouldn’t feel like one more thing added to your plate!   Smile Generation is an online service that refers you to local, trusted dentists in your area.  They offer a range of services with a customizable budget, making visiting the dentist easier than ever.  Whether you are in need of a routine cleaning, straightening your teeth with invisible aligners or even a dental emergency, their easy to use, online dental services makes scheduling your dental visit quick and painless!  Smile Generation is here to help you find the right fit for your schedule, your budget and your smile.  To sign up and try Smile Generation, click here!

Thank you to Smile Generation for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.
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