Last week my husband worked 82 hours....yes, in a WEEK. It was exhausting for all of us and I've been trying to keep my attitude positive while parenting solo. Tonight was another long night so, after I got the kids to bed, I crafted. I have something in me that gives me the urge to "create". I'm not the most crafty person around but, creating things and making my house into our home, calms me and helps me find joy, on even the long days.
Recently, I saw a tutorial on 52 Mantals for a "Lunch Bag Flower. Tonight I brewed some tea, put on some calm music, I even lit a candle and then I got busy making a few of those paper lunch bag flowers to decorate a mirror that we have hanging in our hallway. These flowers won't be a year-around decoration but, I think they're a cute fall/Thanksgiving decoration.
I'm off to go read in bed now. I started reading a parenting book a few nights ago and I'm really enjoying it. I feel like my perspective on mothering is getting refreshed and I needed that. If anything my confidence as a mommy grows when I read a good book and a boost of confidence definitely never hurts, especially when it comes to mothering!