The Top 10 Priorities of a Mom


You know what they say: if you want something done, give it to a busy person. And many times, that busy person is a busy mom. But it’s easy for the passionate, concerned mom to become so inundated with family, work and volunteer obligations that she’s stretched too thin. But how do you say “no” to things you believe in?

Today, we’re suggesting that instead of saying “no,” you should try, “not now” more often. It doesn’t load your plate with another commitment, but it doesn’t completely shut the door on future involvement, either. (I tried saying “not now,” and it worked!)

So if your child’s school needs a volunteer, don’t say “no.” Instead, you might say, “I think this is important and I want to help, but I can’t fit it into the schedule right now. Maybe next year when my youngest goes to kindergarten and I have more flexibility during the day.”

With so many needs around us each day, we could all use a system for prioritizing commitments. So take a look at our 10 Priorities of a Mom and 4 Questions to Ask Before You Say Yes. And remember, there are seasons of life. This is How Your Mom Responsibilities Will Change With the Seasons.

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  • DawnDHartley37

    I am glad this article came to me because it made me realize I am not spending enough time having conversation with my 12 year old. I guess I was too busy thinking he was Mr. Independent now. I will try to be more open-minded because loving our children is the best gift you can give them! Amen!

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