My mother sent me this quote from Julie Beck in an email recently and paid me a high compliment when she said it made her think of me. It is true that we are not involved in much outside the home and we do not have a t.v.; we are trying to live in a small(er) space and make do with less. This season of having children in our home is passing so quickly and I know it takes concentrated effort to be fully present here and now, content and invested by choice.
"Mothers who know do less. They permit less of what will not bear good fruit eternally. They allow less media in their homes, less distraction, less activity that draws their children away from their home. Mothers who know are willing to live on less and consume less of the world’s goods in order to spend more time with their children—more time eating together, more time working together, more time reading together, more time talking, laughing, singing, and exemplifying. These mothers choose carefully and do not try to choose it all." (Julie Beck)