Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thankful for...






1. Family and Friends (Sometimes there's no difference.)
I am grateful to immediate family and to the 
friends who are family in my heart. 


2. The children who continue to challenge the heck
out of me and push me out of my comfort zone.


3. The awesome professional resources I trust to
 advise me regarding the physical, emotional, social,
 and spiritual components of parenting my children. 
 They are my "Team" and I appreciate their insights.


4. The ability to share, collaborate, and process
the many aspects of my life as a writer and parent
with some incredibly talented, inspired, and creative
writers, parents, and other professionals.




As our Thanksgiving 2017 begins to wind down,
and the dishes from the last load 
in the dishwasher are put away,
 I'd like to thank everyone who has taken a moment to...


1. Read a post, tweet, or article.

2. Write a comment or compliment.

3. Like, follow, or share something you've read.

4. Offer encouragement and inspiration.




This writer mom acknowledges all who contribute to my
inspiration, my sanity, and my interest in learning more
about the individuals with whom I share life's adventures.


Sometimes the adventures keep me close to home,
and sometimes those adventures provide insights far away;
but the best part of any adventure or journey includes
expanding your knowledge base.


 Each day is an opportunity to become 
a better individual with an appreciation for
those who are less fortunate, disenfranchised, and in need
of a resource for which they have yet to discover. 


Please consider what resource you can contribute, whether
it is a skill, talent, or donation. I'd love to learn  
how you share your gifts with your community. 
We each have opportunities to either
enhance our interactions with others or
create discord. How will we celebrate and
contribute as 2017 comes to a close?


Notice: The graphics is this article are not my own. If anyone knows the sources 
please contact me so I can properly give credit and/or remove
 if the artist prefers I not use them.  The photos are perfect for the message
 I wanted to convey and I apologize for not knowing their sources.





Wishing all of you a week of adventures, 
solutions to your challenges, and
 answers to your prayers.


Kindest Wishes,
Mary

 
c.2017 World of Writer Mom


 
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Monday, November 20, 2017

Welcome to Monday!


Today's Goals:
 


M - Meditate for at least 5 minutes to help focus on the day


O - Observe what inspires you toward completion of a task


N - Negotiate the terms of your interactions with others


 D - Decide on what you hope to accomplish this week


A - Advocate for yourself and for those who request your help


Y - You are appreciated and an important participant 
in today's events. 



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 Monday Inspirations



Wishing all of you a week of adventures, 
solutions to your challenges, and answers to your prayers.


Kindest Wishes,
Mary

 
c.2017 World of Writer Mom


 
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Welcome to Sunday!


Today's Goals:






S - Savoring these moments of peace
allows us time to
reorganize our thoughts,
prioritize our goals,
and replenish our strength
before the start of a new week.
 

U - Uplifting others who are 
experiencing life's challenges 
is a great way to boost your spirit.


N - Nourishing our body, mind, and soul
provides us with the energy we need
to help ourselves and help others.
Self Care is not "selfish."
Self Care is "self-filled."

(Thanks to: Eric Attard, LPC, Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor,
Doctoral Candidate, for insights regarding selfish versus self-filled.)
 
 
 D - Defining our goals for the week
begins with a short list.
Find one thing each day to focus on
and write it down.
 
 
A - Avoiding the things that prevent 
successful completion of our daily goals
is another real challenge.
Every time you do something
instead of your main goal, stop!
Remind yourself, 
"This is another avoidance issue for me.
Why am I doing this?"
 
 
Y - YOU can stay on track by:
1.  Keeping your goals short and simple.
2. Giving yourself permission to get things done,
even if it's not perfect. 
3. Stop doing activities that get in the way
of your success. 
 

Wishing all of you another week of adventures, 
solutions to your challenges, 
and answers to your prayers.

 






Kindest Wishes,
Mary


c.2017 World of Writer Mom

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Welcome to Saturday!


Today's Goals:





S - Searching for new ways to accomplish tasks
 can help remove the burden of boredom 
when it comes to repetitious jobs.
(Like cleaning the darn house.) 


A - Accepting that some things
 are just not as important as we thought 
gives us permission to let go 
and enjoy what really matters.
 (Like spending fun time with family 
versus making sure the floor boards are spotless 
or the stove burners sparkle.)


T - Treasuring the moments we have 
with our children while they are still young 
is a wonderful way to build memories. 
Sit down with them on the floor,
 blow bubbles, play with playdoh, 
and laugh at silly jokes.


U - Understanding that perfection is out of reach 
and does not need to be on the short list of weekend goals 
will free us to experience other adventures.


R - Remembering what it was like when we were children 
can provide the insights necessary
 to embrace our own children's need
 for activities and parent time.


D - Directing a few planned moments or surprises 
can enhance the moods and family bonding. 
(A movie, trip to the park, or a special meal 
we create together are a few ideas.)


A - Admitting that we need some scheduled alone time
 to replenish our reserves of patience and inner peace 
is an important component toward improving our relationships. 
When we are worn out and feel
 that we cannot give anymore, 
everyone feels it.
 It's okay to take a few moments for yourself. 


Y - YES does not have to be a first response. 
If saying yes makes your heart race, your stomach churn,
 and your head ache, then it's a sign
 you need to consider more "NO" responses 
and measure what energy you are able to offer.



Wishing all of you a week of adventures, solutions to your challenges, and answers to your prayers.

 




Hope your week has gone well so far! Happy Weekend to You!
 
Kindest Wishes,
Mary


c.2017 World of Writer Mom

Friday, November 17, 2017

Welcome to Friday!

Today's Goals:






F - Find the place that helps you feel at peace
 and calms your spirit.
 It doesn't have to be a physical location. 
It can be something you think about 
as your close your eyes and meditate. 


R - Recognize your strengths, value, and contributions.
It's okay to receive a compliment 
and accept it graciously.


I - Invite others to share their insights and resources. 
Sharing inspirations is a great way 
to push us toward our goals.


D - Decide what is and what is not important 
to the big picture.
 Let go of the things
 that prevent forward motion.


A - Admit mistakes and apologize for oversights. 
It doesn't make you less of a person for being wrong. 
We can't be perfect 100% of the time.


Y - Young people have a lot to offer 
if we'd take a few moments
 to stop what we are doing 
and really listen to their perspectives.


Wishing all of you a week of adventures, solutions to your challenges, and answers to your prayers.

 



Hope your week has gone well so far! Happy Weekend to You!
 
Kindest Wishes,
Mary

c.2017 World of Writer Mom

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Welcome to Thursday!



TODAY'S GOALS



Today's Goals:


T - Thinking about our options and opportunities 
can provide moments of clarity
 when we need to make important decisions.


H - Hearing the entire story, listening to the context of messages, 
and processing information in a non-judgmental way
 can improve our communication skills.


U - Uniting with individuals who can collaborate on projects, 
understand our purpose,
and support our efforts 
takes time and energy.
But it is worth the work when we see results.

 
R - Remembering those who have paved the way 
for the advancement of a cause 
and acknowledging their sacrifices 
inspires us to continue their legacy
 and achieve new goals.

 S - Surrendering the fears, anxieties, and insecurities
 that hold us back can be a huge challenge.
Self awareness paves the way 
toward developing new, more efficient, and healthier
 coping skills that will propel us toward 
solutions to our dilemmas.


D - Developing contacts, 
who can support our goals in a reciprocal way, 
provides the insights you need
 to move forward with our plans.


A - Addressing the road blocks 
hat prevent our forward motion 
will help us to stop making excuses.


Y - Yielding some of our control issues 
is not a sign of failure, 
but an act of strength
that we see the need to let go 
of the things that no longer serve a purpose. 


Wishing all of you a week of adventures, solutions to your challenges, and answers to your prayers.



Kindest Wishes,
Mary


C. 2017 World of Writer 

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Welcome to Wednesday!




TODAY'S GOALS
  


Today's Goals:


W - Writing helps me process the emotions and events 
that have an impact on my day. I encourage you to try this too.


E - Encouraging my children to do their best 
and see the best in others is an on going act of love.


D - Developing new ideas and concepts for my
writing and advocacy blog gives me purpose 
and inspires me to continue.


N - Noticing the talents and skills of the people 
with whom I come into contact 
increases my ability to effectively collaborate.


E - Everyone has something to offer. 
Take the time to consider their insights.


S - Sharing resources opens up new possibilities
 and enhances the experiences we encounter each day.


D - Doing something about the issues and concerns of our time 
is important, worthwhile, and necessary. 
Speak up, have a voice, and find ways
to express yourself in a variety of ways.


A - Arguing is not necessarily the best form of expression 
when attempting to convey a message.
 Sometimes people simply need to vent.
 Listen first then figure out how to
 respectfully and calmly state your case.


Y - YOU are the only one who can figure out what inspires
 and motivates you toward success.
 Gravitate toward the people and things 
that will help you feel accomplished and successful.









Wishing all of you a week of adventures, solutions to your challenges, and answers to your prayers.


Kindest Wishes,
Mary


Copyright 2017 WorldofWriterMom

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Welcome to Tuesday

 TODAY'S GOALS







Today's Goals: 


T - Thanking You for sharing your day here with 
World of Writer Mom.

U - Understanding another person's perspective
can enhance a relationship.

E - Educating ourselves about topics that challenge our belief
systems allows us to better appreciate each other and
speak with greater accuracy versus stereotyping.

S - Soul searching leads to self awareness so our biases and
prejudices come to light.

D - Dedicating ourselves to being kind, empathetic, and non-
judgemental can alleviate the pain of others and heal the
personal pain we carry within our hearts.

A - Advocating for our rights and for the rights of those who
ask for our input elevates our experiences. We are
here to make a difference and learn from each other.

Y - Yearning for ways to become the best possible soul while
having our human experience here on earth can inspire
us to make changes, motivate us toward new accomplish-
ments, and encourage us to follow through on our dreams.



Wishing all of you a week of adventures, solutions to your challenges, and answers to your prayers.







                    
Kindest Wishes,
Mary

c.2017 World of Writer Mom


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I have over 20 years of experience in Early Childhood Development Birth-Age 5 including work in classrooms and as an Infant/Toddler Program Manager.  I have several writing projects in progress including a resource book for parents of infants and infant room teachers in a full day child development (school) program.  The book will provide families with information about what to expect and how to monitor their child's progress in an Infant room.  My second book project involves how to cope with family challenges, lessons in forgiveness, dealing with a spouse's addiction, and reinventing yourself along the way.  I am excited about all of these projects and am currently accepting comments regarding experiences my readers have had placing their child into a full day child care program.  I would also like to hear from Infant room teachers.