Disclosure: This #MothersPromise campaign was sponsored by Pampers and Acorn Influence.
Being a stay-at-home Mom isn’t always easy, but it certainly is very rewarding. I love being able to spend so much time with my kids, having the ability to watch them learn and grow, to teach them new things, to cuddle with them, to dance with them, and play with them.
I have been so very fortunate to be able to stay at home with my kids. I know there are a lot of people that aren’t so lucky, and it is not something I take for granted. Blogging from home allows me to earn enough income to not have to enter the work force outside of the house, and for that, I am very thankful.
Nowadays, pretty much everyone has a cell phone, laptop, desktop computer, mobile device, etc. on them at all times. It can be so easy and tempting to just spend the entire day glued to the screen, checking emails, browsing the internet, looking at Facebook, playing games, etc. As a blogger, it is especially difficult to detach myself from those things, as it is part of my job.
A little while ago, I found myself getting too immersed in the online world, when I should have been spending more time in the real world, with my kids. When each of my children was born, I promised them that I would always be there for them, that I would be the kind of Mom that stays involved in their lives, that teaches them, that laughs with them, that gets down on the floor and plays with them. I want my children to know that they always come first – not emails, not Facebook, not silly games. They always come before all of those things. I found that promise slipping away, and needed to make a change.
To help me keep that promise to my kids a priority, I placed a photo of them on the wallpaper of my laptop, and my cell phone. This photo was taken at Christmas time last year, and it is one of my favorites of the two of them together. We had a mini photo shoot together that day, as I was trying to capture the perfect photo for our Christmas cards. This photo won out above the rest. I love that my daughter is hugging my son, and they are both smiling at me. This photo makes my heart so happy and reminds me of why I love being their Mom so much.
I put this photo on my wallpaper, so that every time I pick up my phone, or every time I log onto my laptop, it is the first thing I see. It is a reminder to myself that my kids always come first. It makes me stop and ask myself if it is a good time to be looking at my phone, or working on my laptop.
Since I have set these photos to my wallpaper on my phone and laptop, I have noticed a huge difference in the amount of time I spend with my kids, and I think we are all a lot happier now! I really try to limit my screen time during the day, and do most of my work at night after they have gone to bed.
#MothersPromise is the idea of promising something to your baby and keeping that message in front of you in order to not lose sight of your goals. By buying Pampers Premium Care, you are making a simple promise that will help you dedicate a lifetime of love to your new baby. Look for these diapers at a Walmart near you, or at www.walmart.com!
#MothersPromise Twitter Party and Sweepstakes
Pampers is hosting a fun Twitter party to celebrate their line of Premium Care Diapers, and to encourage mothers everywhere to create their own #MothersPromise. Check out the party details below, and I hope to see you there!
WHERE: On Twitter, hashtag #MothersPromise
WHEN: Thursday, March 3rd
TIME: 8:00PM CST (1 hour)
You can also enter to win some fantastic prizes below!
This giveaway ends on March 3, 2016.
What is your #MothersPromise and how do you always keep that promise a priority?