Tuesday, May 1, 2012

B.M.W.B #18 - Still Learning

Although I'd like to think of myself as a 'naturally gifted parent with no help needed' part of becoming the mama I want to be is intentionally becoming more skillful and thoughtful in how I parent.

Last night The Atlas and I started a 6 week 'Parents Inc' toolbox course. All my life I've held to the fact that I would rather learn from others mistakes than make them myself. This supports that theory for me - learn and take courses before things are tricky.

The fun part is that we are hosting so I have the perfect excuse to make recipes I wouldn't normally. Last night it was Cherry Ripe Mudcake - mmmmmm - narrowly missed eating leftovers for breakfast!

and Flip and I made these little treats as well - happy to do a how to post if you want one!
I want my boys to feel they have a contribution to make in terms of making people feel valued and welcome in our home and baking is one of those things.

We are a family that LOVES having people over and this is no exception and it means my house gets vacuumed at least once in the week!
How do you feel about having people at your place?

This year I am making more of a conscious effort to have quality moments with my boys. B.M.W.B (becoming the mama I want to be)  is my way of recording and hopefully inspiring other mama’s too. Please inspire me with the little moments you are snatching with your little people OR with ideas I could do with mine. If you have blogged about it please leave a comment so we can all visit and encourage each other. Thank you so much for those of you who have given me really encouraging feedback recently!

Simple. Achievable. Intentional: becoming the mama I want to be


Hootnz said...

Yum those treats look tasty... what are they?

I know I need to slow down and sit back when baking with the kids, they really do enjoy it... but I am not always wanting them to join in when I'm baking as I'm usually in a rush.
I think I need to organise things better so they can join in and have fun... that or just slow down and take a chill pill! :)

Sophie Slim said...

I love love love having people in our home too!! We have someone come around most days, and often have people over for dinner or lunch after church, and our connect group at home! Ahhh. So good.

All your baking looks delish Miriam, it always does! As do your boys! :)

Miriam said...

the treats are SO easy - and fun! I'll do a post. I find the slowing down SO hard....

Miriam said...

aww thanks! xx