Thursday, April 16, 2009

Where to begin?!

So... Tonight I went to a relief society meeting. It was quite enjoyable. Though, I did leave a little stressed out.. How am I ever going to be the mom my children need. There are sooooooo many skills that I want my kids to learn, and I know the best way of teaching is by example. So if I want my kids to have certain skills, I need the skills.

After a second or ten of stressing about the lack of my skills... I figured I needed to make a list and try to fit things into my daily life better... Examples:
1. I want my girls to be able to cook. It's very hard for me to cook from scratch meals every day... but if I try to do it twice a week, or even once.. I'll be able to start there, and maybe get better at it.
2. I want my girls to learn to sew. I've thought about it.. and maybe I can take 1/2 hour a sunday at my parents house and sew with my mom.

These two are just small examples of talents that I hope to help them develop. There are so many more on so many different levels of importances..

I'm just going to start somewhere that is due able. I may never be able to save a million dollars when shopping or anything. But at least I will be trying to better myself and help my girls be better prepared for womanhood and motherhood.

I'm grateful Heavenly Father has given me the peace instead of stress in this situation.

7 comments:

Lisa said...

around here there are community classes, free or inexpensive, for adults. Perhaps you can find some of those classes there and take an evening every week for 8 weeks to learn from experts. Look on your community website. I'm sure there's something.

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Lisa said...

http://www.cob.org/services/recreation/index.aspx

Lisa said...

http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com/

Lisa said...

http://www.btc.ctc.edu/ContinuingEducation/IndexContinuingEducation.asp

These last two links are more helpful than the first one... this is fun.

Vicky said...

It's so great that you at least have goals for yourself. That definitely helps relieve the stress factor! You'll get there eventually.

HandsomeRob said...

It was good to see you last night. Everyone wants to be a better parent and you are such a good one. You are someone that feels the Spirit and acts on it. I'm going to try and follow your example and try and take something we learned yesterday and change too. Good luck!
April