Look around and notice

Today is Friday and the word for this week is NOTICE.


I have noticed it is the smallest things that make being a parent so special. It is the gentle rock in a mothers hip swaying to and fro to help calm the cranky baby.
It is the quite snuggles where the only sound heard is the gentle breath of your little one
It is the tickles and giggles
The running and playing
The big hugs and small kisses
The crawling to walking to running
The babbles the quickly turn into sentences and real talking
The growing up way to fast, wishing there was a way to stop time in this moment so it can last forever
The small things change is from within. They change us from being me focused to the next generation focused. Being a parent is a precious gift for a moment in time you are their everything and then before you know it they are gone.
Gone and living life on their own
Your noisy home will soon be quite
The toys scattered here and there will slowly find their home
And you will finally be alone
Make the most of the special moments. They will be gone before you know it.


I hope you have a great weekend. If you would join in check out Kate’s blog.

15 comments on “Look around and notice

  1. As a mother of three children, five years old and under, I need this reminder. to cherish these times because they will pass much too quickly thank you for this reminder to notice these moments. I am going to now go and write something funny that my daughter said in my gratitude journal before I forget it. 🙂

    • I’m glad I could provide some encouragement. I am so amazed by moms with more than one little one. I am enjoying my time, but it is still a lot of work I can’t even imagine 3 under 5. One tornado is enough for me right now. 😉

  2. I liked your post. It reminds me that we have to notice the small things around us and not take them for granted. When we notice them, then memories come and those last for a lifetime. Visiting from #fmfparty

  3. This was fun to read! Enjoy every moment…they go by way too fast. Thank you for your service, and also for your awareness of the motherhood blessings that are there! I appreciate the chance to “meet” you through #fmfparty! Enjoy your weekend, Gracie

    • Thanks for stopping by. Sometime I feel like all i write about is how hard it is to be a Mom, but it is also great and I love it.

  4. Such good points that you bring up. I feel like my three year old was just a newborn…it is definitely time for me to really focus on the small and fun things my kids do each day and not worry so much about the laundry!

    • Laundry is such a distraction. I told myself while I snuggled with my son for a much needed nap that I was being productive because the laundry was going. 🙂 I’m glad I took the time to stop and snuggle with my little one and not worry about all the things that “need” to be done. I need to do that more often.

  5. It does go by so very fast. I have tried to notice all these things, but it’s not as easy when you’re in the thick of it, is it? I find that I have noticed it more with our youngest because she was born almost 5 years after her next oldest sibling (who is only 11 months younger than our oldest). I had two babies in a very short time and as such, it was hard to stop and really notice as much with them. This time around though, it’s a bit easier since our two eldest are in elementary school now and I have lots of time with just me and the baby. Makes things a little slower so you can notice.

    • I originally wanted to have another child already, but am glad we waited to consider trying. These precious moments with just one child are so much fun. Sometimes it is hard to see all the good when in survival mode. 🙂

  6. This is such a beautiful post, I just thought about all the things you listed as I nursed and rocked my little one to sleep, and tucked my three year old in and told him stories about giraffes, and sang him the “zoo” song (which is not a real song by the way, we made it up).

    • The best songs are the songs we make up, maybe because they come from our heart. I’m so glad I could provide you some encouragement. This post almost was never written, but I’m so glad I took the time to share. All your comments have given me encouragement on continuing to share my story.

  7. Hello there! You stopped by my blog yesterday (thank you!), so I wanted to return the favor. I’m also the mom of a little one… my son is 20 months old. The time really does go way too quickly, and sometimes the insanity tends to make you forget to just stop and cherish each stage, since they’re gone and done in the blink of an eye.

    I’m sad to hear that you, like me, felt lost with the 31 days project. I’m hoping that I will find my “tribe” someday, but it just wasn’t there.

    Have a lovely weekend!

    • Thanks for stopping by Melissa. 🙂 I just shared your post from yesterday on FB before I checked out my blog. It stuck with me all day I just had to share. Keep up the great writing. Hopefully we will find our tribe soon.

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