Mama birds are something. They tend to their business of finding food, feeding their babies, feathering their nest, and keeping their little ones cozy and encouraged. Sounds like our job, doesn’t it!? Well, let’s take a few lessons from those mother birds about efficiency, nurturing, and teaching our little ones to fly high!
1. Be the early bird. Have your ducks in a row before your kids get up…Quiet Time, Showered, Dressed, Lunches and Breakfast Made, Gear Packed.
2. Eat a good breakfast. Coffee doesn’t count, but an apple and a glass of milk do!
3. Leave the nest on time. Lower your stress by not running late.
4. Greet your kids joyfully. Soar together into the afternoon.
5. Play and make time for family fun. Goofing off and laughter makes spirits soar.
6. Birds of a feather flock together…for dinner. No TV, gadgets, or distractions at the dinner table.
7. Make time for sweet pillow talk. Let the dishes, emails, and your TV show wait.
8. Get your ducks in a row. Review to-dos. Lay out clothes, read emails, check the calendar, plan dinner, pray.
9. Go to bed on time. A rested mom is a patient and loving mom. “He will cover you with his feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge.”