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  1. Yulissa

    Great tips and thank you for sharing that experience. When we ask God for patience he will bring us situations for us to work on our patience. I wish patience come to us like a miracle!! Love the quote you said when we choose how to react that way we develop our patience.

    xo, Yulissa

  2. I love this!! I tell my kids all the time that their reaction impacts a situation too. Yet I loose my patience all the time! I guess I should follow my own advice!! Your tip for being prepared is so true. When I feel like I have a little control over the day it turns out much better!

  3. The Magnolia Mamas

    Such a great read and reminder! It’s tough to not lose your patience occasionally, but love this post as a reminder. Thank you!

  4. This is a great post and a good reminder, as I am often too consumed with what is going on around me to be “in the now.” I’ll admit, I’ve lost my mind and gone crazy on the kids when, like you said, the issue really is ME and not them. Thanks for the reminder, I shared this on my Twitter.

  5. globalmunchkins82

    As a mother of 5 I can SO relate. Putting my phone away, prayer and lots of deep breaths gets me through. That and forgiveness. Kids are really good at that!

  6. I have felt my patience running thin lately, so this was a timely post for me. Its so important that we take times for ourselves!

  7. “I’ve had more moments than I can count where I felt like my thin skin of patience was being attacked by mini dwarfs with forks.” I laughed out loud when I read this, and it’s such a brilliant (and weird) description. I love your tips, too. I, too, sometimes wish I didn’t have a smart phone. During the times that I consciously choose to set it down and give the “now” my full attention, I tend to enjoy life much more.

  8. LOOVE these tips!! Patience is most definitely something that I have had to learn since becoming a parent, and it is so incredible how some small aspect (ESPECIALLY your attitude/reaction) can completely change the outcome of your day. Thanks so much for the reminder <3

  9. Number one is an amazing tip. I have to stop myself from getting annoyed with my son when he interrupts me browsing facebook or checking my email. Those things will wait!

    • marymozingo53@gmail.com

      yes… I have to remind myself all the time… to just wait until they take a nap or go to sleep for the night 🙂

  10. Tina@AMindfulFairytale

    Love this! I try to do all these things-plus yoga and meditation- so that I can remain a happy and peaceful parent but there are those days when I definitely need to do better. I heard something before that if you ask for patience, you will be given things that need more patience so we should be careful what we are asking for. 🙂

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