Simplifying parenting (down to six little words)



It’s good for the schedule.

It’s good for the environment.

It’s good for the soul.

I love it when things are simple and organized.

Like when that catch-all drawer in the kitchen is clean–with the paperclips in the paperclip box, the pens in the pen container, and the sunglasses, robot, and Barbie crown put away and NOT in the drawer.

It makes finding things easier.


So when I joined in on a blog meme a while ago where the assignment was to write a six word memoir, I thought it would be fun. I liked the idea of simplifying something down to six words.

I decided to focus mine on parenting.

Simple, right?

Well, not really.

Because how do you condense years of smiles and tears, milestones and memories, triumphs and trials, into six little words?

But the more I thought about it, the more I realized it’s not the description or details of parenting that have affected me; it’s the experience of it…the way being a mom has touched my heart and changed me.

So here’s what I came up with…

Heartstrings connected for all eternity. Grateful.

Doing the six-word exercise was good for me.

It made me stop and think about what really matters.

Somehow, when I focus on the simple joys of parenting and how much I love my kids, the challenges that come with the territory fade into the background.

What about you? What would you say about parenting in six words?  

Leave a comment and share. Yours can be sentimental, funny, or however you want to write it. Let’s have fun with this… I might use your comments in a future post or article!  :)


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9 Comments on Simplifying parenting (down to six little words)

  1. Stephanie
    November 29, 2010 at 5:17 am (7 years ago)

    Parenting in 6 words! Wow – I'll need to think on that. First thing that pops into my head? "Intentionally Passing Love Between Generations Daily"…but that sounds too formal. ;)

  2. Warren Baldwin
    November 29, 2010 at 5:20 am (7 years ago)

    Great exercise, and you did a great job with it. What would I say in six words?"Being parents first; friends later." (5 words!)Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. wb

  3. Genny
    November 29, 2010 at 6:30 am (7 years ago)

    I love it, Stephanie and Warren! Thanks for joining in!

    November 29, 2010 at 7:48 am (7 years ago)

    What a great exercise. The only one that comes to mind right now is:But for the Grace of God…..He has given me so much grace as a parent. I am so imperfect. I cannot do this without Him.

  5. Jansen Family
    November 29, 2010 at 2:20 pm (7 years ago)

    Fun! Let's see… maybe…Growing Heaven at Home. Laughing. Loving.~Carlawww.jollyjansen.blogspot.com

  6. Genny
    November 30, 2010 at 6:08 am (7 years ago)

    I love yours too, Carla and Barbie!

  7. Lexie Loo & Dylan Too
    November 30, 2010 at 7:28 pm (7 years ago)

    I like yours!Mine would be…Each day is new and exciting.

  8. Halfmoon Girl
    December 2, 2010 at 7:06 am (7 years ago)

    "The most humbling, heartfelt experience ever."That's mine off the top of my head.Or, "This is not in the manual."


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