Monday Momma-hood Moment // Quality Time

Happy monday mommas! I recently got a ‘ol reality check + a nice reminder that quality time is by-far, more important than anything else in my children’s eyes.

cohen 2017 photos - monday momma-hood moment: quality time

Last week, in the mist of my husband being on a 5-day business trip + a long weekend of single parenting, I planned a mommy-son date. I had the best of plans for a momentous day. In my mind, I wanted to make my ‘special day’ with cohen something mind-blowing + out of his ordinary routine.

Ironically, my big plans exploded in my face. It was almost comical how every thing kept going wrong. Sadly, my immediate reaction was disappointment + frustration. I felt like I failed as a mom. In the midst of a mid-morning errand, I took a quick moment to refocus. 

cohen 2017 photos - monday momma-hood moment: quality time

cohen 2017 photos - monday momma-hood moment: quality time

I knew I was was stuck at a crossroads. The day was going downhill fast + I had to choose to either  throw in towel or suck it up + make the most of it. Without hesitation, I chose the latter.

In the end, our day was nothing insane. We ran a couple errands, spent lots of time driving + ended up splitting a gooey-delicious grilled cheese sandwich at the bindery. Oh, and cookies!

Yet, there was an overall lesson that became more + more apparent through out the day. Cohen did not care how our day unfolded. He was just happy for the undivided attention from his momma. We held hands + cuddled. Additionally, he took advantage of our alone time, having me carry him to + from the car. We talked + laughed endlessly. Likewise, at lunch, we sat on the same side of the table.

cohen 2017 photos - monday momma-hood moment: quality time

Motherhood comes with endless distractions. I constantly struggle to feel like I am giving anything my undivided attention. Truly, I could not have been more grateful for my date with cohen.

It was a  much needed gut-check to continue carving out time in my life for my priorities. And, I cannot think of anything more important than soaking in every moment I can with my beautiful babies.

How do you foster quality time with your children, spouse or personal interest? Do you have any advice on how to stay focused?

 

One Comment

  1. Nice post! Amazing what we think is important vs. kids

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