Being a mother to kids is an incredible gift, so today I’m sharing 5 important life lessons my boys taught me. From lessons learned to important truths, I’m sharing bits of encouragement on how to be a better mom and why we should learn from our children and take their advice on living life to the fullest.
5 Important Life Lessons My Boys Taught Me
I’ve been a mother for almost 8 years now and it’s been such an incredible journey so far. When I became a mother, I of course wanted to teach my kids about the world around them and help them learn what’s most important in this life. But as it turns out, my children have also taught me so many important life lessons over the years that encourage me to be a better mother and person.
Being a mother of two sweet boys is such a blessing and I’ve learned so much, so today I wanted to share 5 important life lessons my boys taught me and provide helpful advice and encouragement for other moms out there who have kids.
5 Important Life Lessons From My Boys
Lose The Schedule
Although schedules and routines can be great, my kids are constantly reminding me to throw the schedule out the window and urging me to just live in the moment.
Unlike adults, kids don’t constantly carry around their phone or watch looking at what time it is or worry about what’s next on their daily agenda. Instead, they live in the now and it’s a beautiful thing.
More and more lately I’ve been learning to give into spontaneity and I can’t tell you how freeing and amazing it is to just go outside and play with the kids, without a care in the world as to what time it is or what to-do lists I have waiting for me inside.
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It’s all too easy to get stuck in the waiting game of “Once we________, we’ll _______”. Once we sell the house, we’ll go on a vacation. Once school lets out, we’ll camp out in the backyard. Once it’s the weekend, we’ll do something fun. But why wait?
We all get way too caught up in this ideology that Mondays have to be boring. That the weekends, holidays, and vacations are the only time we’re allowed to have fun and let loose.
But why not make a chocolate cake today, if you’re craving it? Why not sit in your backyard and watch the stars on a Wednesday? To my boys, it doesn’t matter if it’s a Monday or a Saturday- they live life in full bloom every second, every day.
Don’t wish away your days waiting for better ones ahead. Enjoy it now and make the most of this amazing life, regardless of what day it is.
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Play More, Worry Less
Of the 5 important lessons my boys taught me, one of the biggest ones has been learning to play more and worry less. Just last week we were dealt a pretty hard blow in regards to selling our house. Just hours after going under contract, the contract fell through on the buyers’ end. Our air conditioner also went out in the most untimely fashion during the hottest Georgia weekend to date, adding yet another expense to our table.
Needless to say, all of this news piled together made for a very stressful couple days and my husband and I were basically at our wits end. But our two sweet boys quickly reminded us that even when we’re dealt the worse cards ever, you gotta keep playing the game.
An evening of bouncing on the trampoline was just what the doctor ordered, and hearing our boys laugh and smile made everything better.
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We could all spend our days on this earth worrying about every little thing that comes our way, or we can learn to let go of all the things that are beyond our control. And for goodness sakes, let’s all learn to be silly, laugh more, and have fun.
See the Beauty
It doesn’t take much to make my boys happy and I always love watching their eyes light up when they discover something new.
From searching for unique cloud shapes in the sky to turning a simple box into a rocket ship on a mission to mars, kids seem to take notice and find joy in everything that we as adults often overlook as ordinary.
When I’m with my boys, I’m often reminded to slow down and take in the beauty of the world around me, and they teach me that everything is special and beautiful in its own way. Learning to see the beauty and enjoy the little things really can change your entire perspective on life and it reminds us to stay humble and kind.
Last but not least, my boys have taught me the true meaning of loving unconditionally. No matter what happens in our day, at the end of it I can always count on my boys to give me the biggest hug and kiss and tell me they love me- and that my friends is what it’s all about.
I’d like to think that I’ve taught my boys the importance of loving one another and treating others with kindness and respect, but in return they’ve taught me the incredible beauty in what unconditional love means.
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I’ve loved them from the very beginning and they’ve loved me, and it’s such a beautiful thing when you really stop and think about it.
A lot of relationships in this life unfortunately may come and go, and sometimes friendships are only meant to last for a season. But the love between a mother and a child is unconditional and I’m so incredibly grateful that I was blessed to be a mother of two sweet boys.
Thanks for reading my post today on 5 Important Life Lessons My Boys Taught Me. I hope each and every one of you had an incredible Mother’s Day celebrating with your families, and to those of you who have children, I’d love to hear in the comments below what important life lessons you’ve learned from them.
As always, thanks for stopping by!- Cara
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I don’t have kids and these 5 lessons still apply! Thanks for sharing these.
Glad you enjoyed it Tanya. It’s crazy how little ones can teach us so much.
Kids teach us so much- it’s really beautiful. What a sweet post and losing the schedule is first and foremost. It’s not easy to do for me, but something I’m learning more and more. I love this Cara!
Thank-you! I’m trying to learn to be more spontaneous for them and they definitely love our mid-day adventures. 🙂
Kids teach us what life is all about. Love this!
Thank-you! I can’t imagine where I would be right now if I wasn’t a Mom. I know it was meant to be this way and I’m so grateful.
I told you that the secret to life is being a kid. Love you and love those little buddies.
We love you too.
These are lovely! We can always gather so much from childhood innocence!
Thank-you! I agree- we forget so much along the way so it’s good to be reminded to stay young.
This is such a sweet post. I think it’s a shame that, somewhere along the line, we lose our ability to do these things and everything becomes so serious. It’s wonderful you have two boys to remind you of all the finer things in life.
I’m not a mother myself, but I have two nieces, and they’ve changed my life more than I ever imagined. The way they look at the world is so endearing.
Children definitely enrich our lives every single day!
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Aw I love to hear that Ruth. I bet they love having you as an Aunt too!
yes yes yes! loose the schedule is so important ha- as great as it is, it’s good to be spontaneous and see where the day takes you too! hope you had a great mothers day!
I completely agree! It’s a lot more fun that way.
I love this! I can’t wait to have my own children one day!
Thank-you! It’s such a blessing.