Tsh Oxenreider is the full-time blogger behind Simple Mom and the founder and creative director of Simple Living Media, a blog network dedicated to helping people live intentionally (while throwing perfection out the window). She thinks a library card, a Netflix subscription, and a passport are some of the greatest parenting tools in the universe.
She’s a wife to Kyle, mama to Tate, Reed, and Finn, and is the author of Organized Simplicity and One Bite at a Time: 52 Bites for Making Life Simpler. She is currently working on her next book.
Tsh and her nomadic family currently live in Bend, Oregon, but several dots around the globe have also been called home (her 7-year-old has been on 53 airplanes and counting). Together, they love to travel, read books, go camping, and make homemade pizza for Friday Family Movie Night.
There are days when parenting is a sweet, simple joy. We play with blocks, the kids happily eat their dinner, and we finish the day with a sunset saunter to the park.
And then there are the rest of the days. The ones where I collapse into bed, exhausted from another day among many of diaper changes, PB&Js, and backseat fights, all while trying to complete a sentence with my husband.
I don’t despair because I know these days don’t last forever—but sometimes I’m tempted to. Along with books, I so appreciate quotes about parenting (and life in general) from wiser people, because they give me a quick battery recharge during my quotidian tasks of running a family.
Here are some of my favorite words of wisdom that help me be a better mother (even if they’re not directly related to parenting):
What’s one of your favorite quotes?
Read more from Tsh at Simple Mom, or follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest.
More at The Dsh With Tsh:
MORE ON BABBLE:
(top photo credit)