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How to Press Pause on Your Growing Family With Just 15 Minutes

March 1, 2019

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How to Press Pause on Your Growing Family With Just 15 Minutes

March 1, 2019

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Ok, you caught me! I can’t pause time, nor can I teach you how. Definitely might have broken the rules there- oops, but it’s worth it. I’m sharing my favorite ways you can feel like you hit the pause button on all the things. Side note- these small actions also make you feel like Momma of the Year!

And because you’re busy being a chef, professional pep talker, nurse for the ouchies, artist to all things macaroni and glue, the family maid, chauffeur to the tiny humans, and oh so much more– I’m just gonna get right to it!

Creepy Stare at the Tiny Humans

Yep- I went there. Put down the electronic devices and don’t look at the one on your wrist either (I speak from experience). Instead, grab some snuggles and stare. Stare and notice all the features and habits that are the same as yesterday, and the ones that are brand new as of today.

How many times have you caught yourself saying, “when did he start doing this” or “she just started doing it one day”. About two seconds after a sentence like that comes out of my mouth I think, “Oh shoot! I should know when that started… when did that start?! Had to have been today. Yep, going with that.”

The fix? You’d be surprised how many new habits and quirks you can catch by just staring for 15 minutes a day and truly focusing on your tiny human.

Do you have yourself a non snuggling tiny human? Stare during playtime. It’s not as warm, but it works just as well!

Enjoy Being the Superhero

The tiny humans think you can fix anything. How amazing is that?! Next time they’ve got “Mom Mom Mom” on repeat press pause on the grunts you’re about to release and just remember that you’re Superwoman. You’re the keeper of the keys to the sweets, the fixer of toys, and the ultimate healer to all invisible ouchies and booboos.

So while they are still tiny, and truly believe that you are a superhero- let them! Adjusting our mindset a tiny bit can alleviate some bad attitudes on our part (oops) and allow us to be a little more “there” for our tinies. I promise promise- it feels REAL good!

Each day find 15 minutes, embrace your inner Superhero, and appreciate that you have that in you (because you 100% do)! It’s pretty cool to think about how you, the Momma of all the things under your roof, can rise and adapt to any role and situation thrown your way.

Just for giggles try to use your superpower remote and press “pause” on them. Who knows, maybe just maybe. 😉

Become the Family News Reporter

I know, I know- I listed just a few of the Mom roles above and it’s already is too many and now I’m adding another!? I am! It’s an easy one though- promise promise.

When my tiny human goes to bed I collapse on the couch and instantly complain about how long the day was to my hubby. Sometimes the conversation would end productively and reflect back on the day, but more often than not it was, “why the heck won’t this kid sleep and why is he such a crabby patty!?”

Even worse, some nights it was a one to two sentence complaint then an all out search for the remotes to immediately watch some TV and veg.

Press pause on the TV and the complaints for 15 minutes and use that time to jot down 5+ things your tiny human did that day. Accomplishments, new words, attitudes, something funny they did or said… It could truly be anything. Whatever mostly positive things that stick out to you about the day.

This is such an easy task for the note application on your phone! Love paper? Keep a journal just for this purpose and then boom it’s a tiny human book!

How to Actually Pause Time

I tricked you a tad on my three suggestions above. They’re all how to pause YOU in order to be more present in time with your kiddos. Sorry, friend, but it was with good intention and truly doing those things for 15 minutes each is a game changer! So now I’m going to give you the big secret on how to actually pause time. Drum roll, please!

One word- photos. Raise your hand if you knew I was going to say that. You’ve heard it before, and you might think it’s cheesy, but it’s true!

We aren’t all blessed with photographic memories, and even if we were I’m convinced they are fueled by sleep which none of us Mommas are getting. So that wouldn’t work either. The only answer is pictures.

I’m going to go out a limb and say you’ve got your phone in your hand, pocket, or extremely close by 99.99% of the day. Right? Use it for good not evil every now and then and snap some photos! They don’t have to be perfect. More often that not my tiny human is running away from me in pictures, but I cherish those just the same.

I love the cheesy smiles because one day he might have braces and might not want to show those studded pearly whites. I love the running away because I can still see how small he was compared to today and all the days ahead. I love the mad face photos because well, they crack me up (bonus points if you write on the photo why they are so angry!).

And then, a few times a year, I love professional photos. I know a lot can happen in 15 minutes and I know you’re a busy Momma and an even busier family. You might not have time for the once a year full hour long session. You might be worried that your tiny human will even remotely cooperate for a full hour.

No worries, Mom. I got you! I offer 15 minute mini sessions twice a year just for you.

15 Minute Mini Sessions

What’s in a “Mini Session”. These aren’t “mini” on value or quality of photographs, but rather shorter sessions. My family sessions are one hour long and are custom in terms of locations and planning. However, I know that it’s not always time for a one hour family experience. You shouldn’t not have updated professional photos simply because it’s not the right time for a full session.

For that reason, I offer “Mini Sessions” twice each year. These sessions are 15 minutes long and you’ll receive 20 beautiful high resolution digital images! See? No stress, easy.

Houston Spring Mini Sessions

Ok, you caught me! I can’t pause time, nor can I teach you how. Definitely might have broken the rules there- oops, but it’s worth it. I’m sharing my favorite ways you can feel like you hit the pause button on all the things. Side note- these small actions also make you feel like Momma of the Year!

And because you’re busy being a chef, professional pep talker, nurse for the ouchies, artist to all things macaroni and glue, the family maid, chauffeur to the tiny humans, and oh so much more– I’m just gonna get right to it!

Creepy Stare at the Tiny Humans

Yep- I went there. Put down the electronic devices and don’t look at the one on your wrist either (I speak from experience). Instead, grab some snuggles and stare. Stare and notice all the features and habits that are the same as yesterday, and the ones that are brand new as of today.

How many times have you caught yourself saying, “when did he start doing this” or “she just started doing it one day”. About two seconds after a sentence like that comes out of my mouth I think, “Oh shoot! I should know when that started… when did that start?! Had to have been today. Yep, going with that.”

The fix? You’d be surprised how many new habits and quirks you can catch by just staring for 15 minutes a day and truly focusing on your tiny human.

Do you have yourself a non snuggling tiny human? Stare during playtime. It’s not as warm, but it works just as well!

Enjoy Being the Superhero

The tiny humans think you can fix anything. How amazing is that?! Next time they’ve got “Mom Mom Mom” on repeat press pause on the grunts you’re about to release and just remember that you’re Superwoman. You’re the keeper of the keys to the sweets, the fixer of toys, and the ultimate healer to all invisible ouchies and booboos.

So while they are still tiny, and truly believe that you are a superhero- let them! Adjusting our mindset a tiny bit can alleviate some bad attitudes on our part (oops) and allow us to be a little more “there” for our tinies. I promise promise- it feels REAL good!

Each day find 15 minutes, embrace your inner Superhero, and appreciate that you have that in you (because you 100% do)! It’s pretty cool to think about how you, the Momma of all the things under your roof, can rise and adapt to any role and situation thrown your way.

Just for giggles try to use your superpower remote and press “pause” on them. Who knows, maybe just maybe. 😉

Become the Family News Reporter

I know, I know- I listed just a few of the Mom roles above and it’s already is too many and now I’m adding another!? I am! It’s an easy one though- promise promise.

When my tiny human goes to bed I collapse on the couch and instantly complain about how long the day was to my hubby. Sometimes the conversation would end productively and reflect back on the day, but more often than not it was, “why the heck won’t this kid sleep and why is he such a crabby patty!?”

Even worse, some nights it was a one to two sentence complaint then an all out search for the remotes to immediately watch some TV and veg.

Press pause on the TV and the complaints for 15 minutes and use that time to jot down 5+ things your tiny human did that day. Accomplishments, new words, attitudes, something funny they did or said… It could truly be anything. Whatever mostly positive things that stick out to you about the day.

This is such an easy task for the note application on your phone! Love paper? Keep a journal just for this purpose and then boom it’s a tiny human book!

How to Actually Pause Time

I tricked you a tad on my three suggestions above. They’re all how to pause YOU in order to be more present in time with your kiddos. Sorry, friend, but it was with good intention and truly doing those things for 15 minutes each is a game changer! So now I’m going to give you the big secret on how to actually pause time. Drum roll, please!

One word- photos. Raise your hand if you knew I was going to say that. You’ve heard it before, and you might think it’s cheesy, but it’s true!

We aren’t all blessed with photographic memories, and even if we were I’m convinced they are fueled by sleep which none of us Mommas are getting. So that wouldn’t work either. The only answer is pictures.

I’m going to go out a limb and say you’ve got your phone in your hand, pocket, or extremely close by 99.99% of the day. Right? Use it for good not evil every now and then and snap some photos! They don’t have to be perfect. More often that not my tiny human is running away from me in pictures, but I cherish those just the same.

I love the cheesy smiles because one day he might have braces and might not want to show those studded pearly whites. I love the running away because I can still see how small he was compared to today and all the days ahead. I love the mad face photos because well, they crack me up (bonus points if you write on the photo why they are so angry!).

And then, a few times a year, I love professional photos. I know a lot can happen in 15 minutes and I know you’re a busy Momma and an even busier family. You might not have time for the once a year full hour long session. You might be worried that your tiny human will even remotely cooperate for a full hour.

No worries, Mom. I got you! I offer 15 minute mini sessions twice a year just for you.

15 Minute Mini Sessions

What’s in a “Mini Session”. These aren’t “mini” on value or quality of photographs, but rather shorter sessions. My family sessions are one hour long and are custom in terms of locations and planning. However, I know that it’s not always time for a one hour family experience. You shouldn’t not have updated professional photos simply because it’s not the right time for a full session.

For that reason, I offer “Mini Sessions” twice each year. These sessions are 15 minutes long and you’ll receive 20 beautiful high resolution digital images! See? No stress, easy.

Houston Spring Mini Sessions

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