Lessons for 2021

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Well, that was a crazy year! 

2020 was 100 percent totally crazy. In fact there were so many crazy things that happened it’s hard to keep track of them all. Feel free to google “top headlines from 2020” and just allow yourself to remember all the crazy things that happened. 

So, as we have moved into 2021, I want us to take a look back on lessons learned from 2020 that we can implement in our new year! Because, I’m all about turning lemons into lemonade. What’s the point of going through something as crazy as 2020 without deciding to learn from it and become a better person. 

So here you go, lessons for 2021 that moms in east Texas learned in 2020. 

Teachers are the best things ever, like they are 100 percent amazing and I could never do their job (I’m looking at you too homeschool moms!)

Finally, the last lesson learned was one we knew, but it became a SHOCKING reality last spring when we were all thrust into the role of “teacher” without our consent.

I mean, I had always wanted to be a homeschool mom, but it wasn’t until I actually did it that I realized what amazing ROCKSTARS teachers and homeschool moms are. 

They willingly teach children all day, everyday. I’m so grateful for their passion, love, and care for children that truly serves our society so much. 

You guys are the best. Seriously.

Always have a Sam’s sized pack of toilet paper in your house

I mean, we all learned that lesson the hard way after sending our husbands to the store for the millionth time PRAYING for toilet paper as we all yell at our kids for using more than 5 squares. The families that had Sam’s packs from their normal February shopping were doing JUST fine. 

It’s ok to let technology babysit your kids so you can get some work done.

We’ve all seen the reports that too much screen time can negatively affect our kids. No news there. But when you are in the middle of a pandemic and your boss has you working  from home and your kids keep interrupting your zoom call…you do what you gotta do!

I’ve carried that over into this year. When I’ve had bad days, I let the kids have a little extra screen time. 

Grandparents CAN use Facetime!

Have a grandparent or parent that always said “I’d just rather talk to you face to face” rather than doing facetime with your kids? Well they learned REAL FAST how to use that front facing camera! lol

I even saw nursing homes doing this with their patients as a way of keeping up their feelings of connectedness with loved ones. 

All of a sudden everyone was using facetime, marco polo, and zoom like they were pros. 

Lesson moving forward? Even when we can’t see each other face to face, we now ALL know how to use technology like a boss! 

Stop wearing busy like a badge of honor

Man did I learn that one super fast! 

We were mid spring semester when our schedules came to a crashing halt. We all had big plans to take our kids to sports games, practices, spring concerts, birthday parties, work events, and so much more. 

But then we all had to slow way down in life. 

And you know what, THAT part (and I mean ONLY that part) was a positive that came out of our world stopping for a few months. 

We as moms realized that we had been wearing BUSY like it was some sort of badge of honor, when really, it was a symptom of being over committed. 

Lesson moving forward? We need to choose WISELY what we put back into our schedule rather than just signing up for everything that comes our way. 

And a little family time at home can do us some good. 

 

 

What were the lessons you learned from 2020 you are taking with you in 2021? Let us know in the comments!

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