Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Connecting with your Children: 30 Day Challenge! Week One!

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I just want to note a few things about this challenge! First off, thanks to everyone for all your ideas and suggestions for our "challenges"! Especially my Mom & sister Alicia who were both a huge help! ♥

Next, about the challenges--do as much as you can, don't feel discouraged if you slip up on a day--this is why you see the week's "focus" above. If there is ever a time where you are frustrated or you can't do the challenge that day, just keep the overall focus in mind and stay positive. This week we are focusing on gratitude. I have told you all how I recently read the book the Magic. It is all about gratitude and honestly that simple concept can make such a huge difference in your life. When you are truly grateful you will see things around you in a truly different light. It's not about just saying yeah, I'm grateful, it's about really feeling it and really putting those thoughts into actions. Let's try to do that this week. Remind yourself each time you get frustrated with your children or find them testing your patience...how grateful you are for them.

Lastly, I want to note that a couple companies have been generous enough to send some prizes for those that are participating in this challenge. I am truly grateful for that and I hope that you all will be too! I was a little stumped when I thought...how am I going to know who is participating?! The only way I can really know if you are participating, is by your comments and you letting me know that you are. If you ever feel like doing that, will be taking away time from your children, don't take that time from them. Please! However, if you do have time, say when your children are napping, or after they are in bed for the night--do your best to take a quick moment to drop in letting me know that you did your daily challenge, your thoughts on it, or whatever you care to share! I think us all sharing our thoughts and experiences with this will only add to what we learn from it! So, please! If you get a moment, please take the time to let me know that you are here!

If you plan on participating please go ahead and "follow" my blog by clicking the blue "join this site" button over to the right (if you haven't yet) and then please leave a comment below letting me know you are here and participating, this counts an entry for the first prize being given away! Thanks everyone! ♥

10 comments:

  1. This is a great first challenge!

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  2. Ah this is perfect Holly, this week has been a true struggle for me! Thank you for this! I am excited!

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  3. Excited to see what challenges are to come!Thanks for doing this.

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  4. I can't wait to do this! I feel like we've been so busy with preschool and classes and playdates that my daughter and I haven't had a chance to really connect. Even though we're together ALL DAY LONG, I miss my kid!

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  5. Thanks everyone for checking in! We're excited too! ♥

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  6. This is exactly what my family needs. We're taking the challenge!

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  7. <333 what you are doing Holly =>

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