Love the Moment Challenge: January

The Be A Fun Mum Blog is all about reclaiming the joy of motherhood in a fast-paced world. It’s about loving the little moments which are like pieces of a puzzle, together creating a beautiful masterpiece.  This is encapsulated by the slogan, Love the Moment.  The below picture tells the story of one of these moments.

Love the Moment Heart

My 3 year-old son is heavy so I can’t carry him for long periods anymore but I do love to hold him when I can.  On the day this picture was taken, I lifted my son into my arms and walked across the road towards the shopping centre. As I lifted my leg to step up on the footpath, my son twisted to point at something. 

“Look Mum! A love heart!”

And there it was: A heart shape on the road.  I could have so easily missed the moment of happiness. Thank you my son.

I want to capture more love-the-moment moments like this one so I’ve designed a challenge, and you can do it with me if you like.  It consists of daily activities as simple as “take 1 minute to look in your child’s eyes” to create awareness of things we sometimes take for granted. If you follow me on facebook, I will feature the day’s challenge with a few extra ideas also.

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The thing is, I do many of the activities on the calendar in a given day, but the idea is to impress the moments on my mind so I don’t take them for granted. 

Here’s to a New Year where the birds and the wind, the grass and the sky and a hug and a kiss don’t go unnoticed. Love the Moment.

Twitter Conversations

If you have something to share in relation to this challenge, use #lovethemoment in your twitter conversations and follow me @BeAFunMum.

Blog About It

If you have a blog, you may like to add the Love the Moment Challenge button to your sidebar.  The code is below.

Kleenex Mums Posts

I’ve written about moments and quality time for Kleenex Mums. Here they are:

What is Quality Time?

How Mums can Make Moments Count

Other Love the Moment Challenges

Love the Moment Challenge: January

Love the Moment Challenge: February

Love the Moment Challenge: March

Love the Moment Challenge: April

Be A Fun Mun Links

Love the Moment

What Sort of Mother Am I?

Dr Tired and Cranky

Hurry! Finding the Play Button

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Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

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Comments

  1. says

    Great minds Kel, this morning I just said to my daughter that we were going to start a project tomorrow of taking a pic a day together for 2011 and writing the moment that went with it! I just ADORE your idea and will be participating for sure…off to tell the Sunny Mummies about it too! Stace x

  2. Louise says

    love it !!!
    we are going to be doing a “what we love” album this year :) and going to fill it with photo’s and stories throughout the year -the aim is for something everyday ! I love the idea of a photo a day too my 4 yr old is so in love with taking photo’s of different things and people that i think we could really embrace this!!
    next year is a year of thankfulness for us – everyday no matter what we will be thankful for something and will bring the good to the surface of our minds :)

  3. Ella says

    Ive just printed it ! What a gorgeous idea. I do the same thing with my 3 yo son – i love to still carry him but he is getting so heavy. He is still my baby though!

  4. Kerrie says

    Gorgeous idea! I need to adapt it slightly this month as I’ll be away for 10 days! First time in years!! You’ve inspired me to actually leave them a ‘gift’ in a box for each day. Thank you!

  5. Alice says

    Thank you so much for the inspiration! Will aim for everyday. Managed to fit in “love the moment” moments with each of my 3 kids, my husband and as a whole family yesterday. It wasn’t the exact challenge for the day, but I really tried to soak in the moment I was in with each family member, then the joy of having one all together as a family at the beach. I’m in the process of writing and refining my recollection of these special moments. Thank you for your inspiration to Be a Fun Mum, and to be the best mum I can be!

    • says

      Hi Alice

      So beautiful. And you’ve captured exactly what the Love the Moment Challenge is about. It’s actually not about the actual challenges (they really can be anything) but more about taking the time to notice things we sometimes take for granted. I’m so glad you stopped by Alice.

      Kelly

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