Thursday, July 8, 2010

Better than Ever!

Dove® gofresh™ and Twittermoms teamed up to ask how I am better than ever.  Just in case you didn't know, Dove® gofresh™ just got a boost of NutriumMoisture™ making their products even better than ever and now they want to hear my story of how my life is better than ever. 

This comes just as I celebrate my 9 year wedding anniversary.  Back then, life was going out to eat at the drop of a hat--even driving an hour to get to a favorite restaurant, working out several times a week, staying up late, sleeping in, taking long shopping trips.  Now, with two children, a lot has changed.  My fitness routine is on the back burner and often consists of dancing with my children or taking slow walks with them.  Whatever restaurant is the closest with the best/cheapest kids menu is what I strive for.  I don't dare stay up late because I have two little alarm clocks that don't comprehend what sleeping in means.  But I do get more hugs than ever before and get to color and do crafts frequently!

I am glad I am a mature, (ok, older, too), mother.  I am now very secure of myself and very accepting of who I am--flaws and all.  Knowing myself better allows me to trust my instincts and be a much better parent than I would have been 15-20 years ago.  I am extremely knowledgeable of healthy child development practices, which allows me to ignore friends, I mean critics, who oppose my ideas, telling me I am wrong.  I am definitely a better judge of character and have developed such a strong sense of self that I don't feel the need to do things just to please other people or because people think I should.  I also don't have time for drama (hey, that's why we had to move!) or people who are overly sensitive (usually due to their insecurities) who try to stir up disagreements.  I believe in telling people you are sorry, and if they can't accept it, I move on.  In the past, I would have continued with apologies, but now I understand that it probably isn't worth it.  I have learned that life is really to short to spend with people you don't enjoy!

Occasionally, I will talk to an old friend from college years and look back at where I was then.  And although life was a lot of fun then, life is really is better now!

How are you better than ever now?   Take a minute and reflect on it--it might just set your mood for the day!

On a side note, Dove® gofresh™ is also sponsoring a Facebook photo contest. Share your photos about what's "better than ever" on the Facebook contest page for a chance to win a spa weekend getaway in Sedona, AZ, and thousands of dollars worth of great prize packages from Dove® gofresh™!

Disclosure:  I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Dove® gofresh™ blogging program, making me eligible to get a $25 gift card and some product. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

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