It's always there as a reminder and it says:
Not always easy as the days get crazy, the kids fight or give me a hard time( seems like this is ALL the time now that they are 7 and 9 !), the house need cleaning.....well, you know how it is! SO I hang those gentle written reminders to myself.....smile, let the kids see a happy Mom not freaking out over spills, let them feel empowered to make choices themselves....oh, it's not always easy, being a Mom IS the hardest "job" EVER yet it's the most rewarding too.
Each night as I go to bed , I'm thankful for the things I did that made us all feel good and I vow to try to correct the ones I didn't do so well.There is no perfection, there is only doing our best.
That piece of paper will be on the fridge to remind me in the morning...