Busy Autism Mom Starts the New Year

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Another year has come and gone! And now it’s time for the Busy Autism Mom New Years Resolutions.

I can’t believe that we are all one year older, and a little wiser I hope. Our kids are half way done with the school year and making progress.

This past year has been busy and I’m pretty sure this next year will be busier.

At least for me anyway. 

That’s why I call you (and me) the busy autism mom!

I will continue to work on this blog to bring you more resources and more tips on living your best life as a mom while parenting a child with autism.

I will continue with my Pinterest Business.

And of course I will continue being the best busy autism mom I can be.

I created my list of 5 Busy Autism Mom New Years Resolutions and I would like to share them with you.

Let’s go on this journey together and be the best moms for our amazing kiddos that we can possibly be.

1.Be more patient

How patient are you as a mom? I think it takes a lot of patience to be a mom. But many time and days we may fall short. 

I know I do.

Everyday I wake up and pray for patience with my kids (and husband) but in this new year I will be more intentional about it. 

I invite you to be more patient with me. We can do this together.

2.Receive more grace

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. – Ephesians 2:8-9

What I found about “grace” from Miriam-Webster dictionary online:

-unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification

-disposition to or an act or instance of kindness, courtesy, or clemency

How beautiful is that? 

We received grace from God and lets be honest how many times have we received grace from our spouses or even our kids? When we mess up they forgive us and move on? We need to accept that, receive it, give it to ourselves. And not be so hard on ourselves.

3.Give more grace

What about when our kids mess up? Maybe they’re having a bad day? I think we can always find a moment to show an “act of kindness, courtesy, or clemency.”

4.Don’t yell

Ok this one is a hard one for me! And that is why I put it on the list. Do you struggle with this? I feel like my kids don’t know what to do, they don’t hear me, until I completely lose my mind and start yelling. 

Anyone else?

Am I alone in this?

I am determined to make this whole no yelling thing stick in this new year.

5.Let things go

Are we singing the song from Frozen yet?

We can all work not this one.

Dishes in the sink but your child wants to cuddle? Let it go.

You’re coming home late from therapy and you still didn’t finish one more chore? Let it go.

One more load of laundry to go but you’re so tired you can barely find your own bed? Let it go.

So many of these things will still be there when you can finally take care of them, the world will not end, and you are still super mom!

In this brand new year I would like to wish you a year of happiness and love, patience and success. I pray you have more steps forward and less steps back. May you yell less and give grace more.

Let this new year be a year that we work on ourselves to be the best mom we can be for our children.

You can you it mama, you got this!

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