It’s 3:32 pm. A beautiful crisp, but-not-too-crisp Fall afternoon in Wisconsin. It’s Friday. We’ve just finished homeschool for the week and the kids are playing nicely (without fighting or crying!) in the backyard. The moment is just too perfect. I almost instantly began warming water and filling my teapot with my favorite tumeric ginger tea. I even get a little fancy and snap a photo and post it to Instagram.

A few hours later I was still thinking about my tea break that I gave myself. To be honest, I was so proud of myself. It’s sometimes so hard to ignore the messes, the undone chores, the to-do list that has many things left to do. At least it is for me. My sink was overflowing with dishes, the floor was unswept and definitely not scrubbed, and if we’re really being real, I hadn’t done a load of laundry since Monday. Piles of books and activities from school lined the counters, and yet I stopped and did something totally and completely for myself and just embraced this season of being a mama to two incredible little boys.

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