One of the hardest things about mothering is the sheer noise of it all!
The noise is seemingly inescapable! It is in every aspect of our kids' lives: from their toys to their loud play (and even louder fighting and fussing).
And let's just say that some of us are blessed with kids who are especially loud. Ahem.
While a clean house and obedient kids are high on every mom's wishlist, many days, simple “peace and quiet” is what moms like us crave most, right?
I hear ya. Let me share what I do to turn down the noise and turn up the peace and quiet!
The Truths About All That Noise
First, we must face this fact: No matter what, the noise ain't stoppin'.
Yes, we can encourage kids to play quietly (but kids by nature are very expressive–they run loudly and scream happily).
Yes, we can teach kids healthy ways to work out an argument (but even the most well-behaved kids bicker and yell from time to time).
And much to the chagrin of moms everywhere, I doubt Fisher-Price will ever invent a completely silent toy.
KIDS MAKE NOISE! LOTS OF IT!
That's the bad news.
The good news? Peace and quiet aren't impossible.
However, they do require a few readjustments to our thinking and an intentional pursuit of some habitual, healthy practices. That's what we're talking about in this post!
I want to share with you my 10 tips for survival when all that noise drives you crazy!
Yes, you CAN have peace and quiet… even if you have the loudest kids (trust me, I have a few of them myself).