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C'est la Vie: Springing Ahead

There is definitely a mixed reaction from moms about "springing ahead." Even though we love the idea of more sunshine and warmer days ahead, it is hard to get past the struggle of rearranging kids' schedules.

Our household has struggled this week. Kids don't want to go to bed at night. Somehow they are still waking up only marginally later than usual. They are cranky. I can tell I need a mid-afternoon nap. But, this too shall pass.

Life is always throwing us some unexpected (or in this case expected, but semi-dreaded) twist. Things change. Kids quirks are different from week to week. Moods shift. Interests wane. Time shifts.

We can't make our days longer (there are only 24 hours regardless of how late the sun shines), so how do we stretch what we have? Mom is synonymous with multi-tasking, so how do we make it work? Decide what is important. Find some quiet for yourself (I'm finding this lately in the car... even if it's only five minutes with the radio off.). Think of someone who needs a kind word and take the time to write them a note or give them a call. Have some cuddle time with your little one on the couch under a soft blanket - and don't worry about what is not getting done.

Even if it feels like the sun is coming up too late and going down too slowly, you can still make the most of it.

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