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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Better Mom Day 30: Patience

If you're new to the 31 day series, over 1200 bloggers have chosen a theme they want to write about every day in October ranging from food or fashion to faith or fabric.  See the whole list at The Nester.  I decided to focus on trying to be a better mom, and you can see my first post here.

Day 30: Patience 
If I just had more patience, lots of the other things I've worked on during the month would come a little easier.  But at the same time, it's hard to just say "Today I will be more patient."  It needs the specific choices of  "I will not yell, I will listen when my kids talk to me, I will provide learning opportunities and ways to keep them busy, I will treat them kindly."  Patience is the blanket attribute that makes all of those things possible.  

What do you think--which comes first?  Having patience, or doing all those other things?  Do they have to just come together?  How do you make sure you're being patient with your kids?

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