Making Room for the Win-Win Moments


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Do you ever have those moments in life when you really, truly realize that something has to give?  Something has to change!

I have been having lots of those moments lately.  Sometimes it takes a health scare, or we might be faced with a serious decision that will truly affect our future or we might just have had enough of the rat race.  Whatever it is, we have this moment where we tell ourselves that something has to change, something or lots of somethings have to give.

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My days are spent running around from the moment my feet hit the floor to the moment they let me crawl in bed at night.  I literally am going all day but you could never tell with my house.  My children get a lot of my attention, but maybe not doing what they desire.  With homeschooling, my focus is to get school accomplished first thing and then onto everything else that needs to be done.  I find myself telling my three year old who wants me to sit and cuddle, “Can you wait until nap time?”  Or my daughter who wants to sit and read to me, “Sweetheart, can you wait until we are finished with everything else.”  And my oldest who always wants to show me absolutely everything he does, “Is it something you already showed me today?”

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It’s not that they never get my attention but I feel like I am pulled in so many different directions right now, even with multi-tasking that I don’t get to enjoy the little moments that are here and now.  So I am determined to cut out the extra things that are truly not important so I can focus on the “Real Win-Win Moments“!  I want to start saying yes more.  Those little things may seem little to me, but they are not to the children.  The time passes so quickly and we can’t get those little moments back.

This week that meant saying no to several things I would have normally said yes to.  That meant saying no to taking on another client that wanted something done in an unreasonable amount of time.  It meant calling and telling a client that once our current partnership ended I would not be renewing our contract. I have loved working with this company, but their pay is no longer anywhere close to what my time is worth and I can more wisely spend my time working.  These are all things that in the past I would have said yes to.

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Saying no to the above has allowed me to say yes to the more important things.  To my three year old who wants to cuddle, sure thing!  My daughter has read to me the last three nights before bed and it has felt so good.  My oldest has gotten his first drone this week and couldn’t have been more excited!  It has meant we have spent time as a family watching he and his dad fly (and crash a little) every evening.

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We have had park time and extra cuddle time.  We have had fun nothing time too.  And my little man, I can’t believe he will be one year old in the near future!  The time has gone by much too quickly.  He is learning new things every single day.  I have focused on spending quality time with him in the phase of life he is in right now.  He is crawling and is so proud.  He has recently found his groove and I am not going to lie, it is the most adorable thing to watch him dance.

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He is now wanting to eat anything and everything and all by himself.  If mom feeds him, about 75% of the time he takes it out of his mouth, examines it and then puts it right back in.  It is fun to watch him learn and grow.  Now that he is loving all food, Bethany was excited to share her beloved Gerber® Lil’ BeaniesTM.

They are certainly a great toddler approved snack (even my big kids love them). They are a yummy treat that little ones love and moms can feel good about giving them.  They are a bean-based snack that delivers 2 grams of protein and 1 gram of fiber per serving. The thing I love most, they are a non-GMO snack!!! They come in both Original and White Cheddar Broccoli flavors.

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While we were shopping at Walmart this week, we picked up more and you can tell my little guy knew exactly what were in those cans!!!  If you haven’t tried them for your little one, be sure to claim the iBotta offer for get $.50 when you buy one package of Lil’ Beanies at Walmart.  If you are not using iBotta when you shop, you are seriously missing out!  They have paid me $390.10 since I started using the app.

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Which flavor will you try first, the Original or White Cheddar Broccoli Lil’ Beanies?

Have you reached the that point when you decided you needed to make a change and make room for more win-win moments?  I would love to know what has worked for you!

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