Happy Thanksgiving, friends!
Well a few updates, its been a minute since I’ve posted a new post. News broke out - I am 13 weeks pregnant with our 2nd child and we are over the moon excited with the news. Needless to say, the 1st trimester is kicking my butt! All I want to do is sleep, eat and sleep some more. I have no energy to do anything extra than my regular tasks. I’ve heard this will soon pass.
As I sat with friends at dinner not to long ago, we were talking about motherhood and morning routines, as I share my morning routine with them, I was inspired to write about it.
Every morning we get dressed have breakfast and head to school, once we jump in the car we put some worship music, and talk about our day ahead. One of the most valuable things we do is that we take time to pray. I pray and she repeats after me. After that, we do some daily confessions. Confessions are a pretty big deal for me. We’ve all heard that repetition is key in making something “stick” in our mind, but why?
Practice and repetition serve to reinforce and solidify a skill (physical or cognitive). It creates a pathway in the mind.
You can’t help but remember something if you hear it over and over.
Practice makes permanent.
Children learn through repetition – the first few times is just to remember to learn how to do it. After that they are able to apply it.
Here’s our morning confession:
i am a leader
I am kind to others
I am strong
I am not afraid
I have the mind of Christ
God is by my side
What are we repeating to our children over and over in their growing ears/hearts?
Hope you have a great thanksgiving surrounded by your loved ones!