I am so happy to be part of the "Autumn Welcome" fall tour of homes this week, where I have joined with 35 other bloggers to show our fall homes. If you are new here, welcome! If you are here often, so glad you joined me today!
As I officially welcomed fall this week, I couldn't help but reflect on our summer. Such wonderful memories! It really made me stop and think about all of the blessings in my life.
It feels as though I was just anticipating summer and the arrival of our precious baby boy.
Now that fall has arrived, it is a reminder of how quickly the boys are growing up.
So as we head into this new season, I have vowed to keep things really simple.
I love this time of year and everything that it brings. Cooler temps, changing leaves, comfort food, football games...
But this time of year can also bring so much stress.
So I am making a conscious effort to savor the days.
Say no to invitations and obligations. Focus on what is most important.
This year, I am not making a fall bucket list.
And I probably won't make a winter one either.
Don't get me wrong, I love the concept and have even done them in the past. But I am keeping it simple. Giving myself grace.
Because what every mom needs is grace.
Grace to slow down. Grace to accept the messes.
When the boys are older, I have oodles of fall day trips I want to experience with them. Sure, we may hit up a few fun outings this year, but I am not going to stress about it.
I am giving myself grace this fall and holiday season.
And I encourage you to do the same.
Thanks for joining me in my Fall Home, for tons of fall inspiration, here are links to 35 other blogs that are chock-ful-of awesome ideas!