Slow Family Living. Upon clicking on their blog you can find many places to explore...they share their manifesto, which begins :
"Slow Family Living is a revolution in the way we think about, embrace and implement family living.
It was born out of our belief that family life is being hijacked by society’s messages that more is better, faster is greater and that you and your children are at risk of being left behind, unless you buy in NOW......"
I got sucked right into some of their daily posts...things that spoke about listening to your children, enjoying your community, and getting more sleep.
I found posts that seemed to come straight from my own thoughts...I tell my sister and friends that "It is only a phase/stage" when we ponder our children's quirks and issues all the time.
They have even been featured on ABC news and other places.
Anyways, the blog is one that I will spend a few minutes reading when I need a little inspiration. Looking closely though I saw a link that would allow me to purchase (for $10) an e-book that I could print off and enjoy called Slow Family Living Handbook. I took a peek and walked away and enjoyed my Saturday but in the back of my mind I was intrigued by the book. So I emailed Carrie and asked her if the book would apply to my family (with the ages my boys were at). She sent me the e-book! I was so thrilled. She also said I could share it with you.
So my plan in the next few weeks is to post some thoughts on Slow Family Living as I tackle slowing down in our house. And I would love to have anyone interested in Slow Family Living to join me. So I am going to give you a week or so to check out their blog and decide if it is something that peeks your interest. Throw a comment below and tell me one time in your day that you would like to approach more slowly, calmly, with more intention. (For example, getting out the door for preschool drop off...I want to leave the house without rushing my boys and snapping to hurry up. Or I would also like to slow down our evenings and not be itching to get the boys to bed quicker so I can put my own feet up...this hasn't always been the case...but it is lately and it makes me sad. I also have noticed lately that we have very few days where we are just home, the two boys and I...without friends, outings, commitments etc.)
So leave a comment below telling me where you would like to slow down or leave a link from Slow family Living that spoke to you.
I will pick 2 people to recieve the e-book on Tuesday, April 27th at 9 pm.
This post is linked to Steady Mom's 30 Minute Blog Challenge.