I just got back from a three-day camping trip with a bunch of the ladies from my church. I’m a leader for our young women (age 12-17), and we spent the time enjoying nature, building our faith, playing ridiculously fun games, and eating way too much junk food. It was a wonderful chance to step away from the craziness of everyday life and remind myself about the things that matter most in life.
One thing I’ve learned about being a mother is that I’m always a better mom if I get a break from the kids from time to time. When I start getting really irritable, I often stop and ask myself when the last time was that I left the house without the kids. Usually, I realize it’s been too long….