January and February Topic: How She Strategizes

January and February Topic: How She Strategizes

Art by Leslie Graff. lesliegraffart.com

Moms are logistical experts. We feed, clothe, clean, discipline, get our kids where they need to go, put them to bed, and then do it all again the next day. This work is necessary, important, and meaningful, and it takes real skill to pull it off. But it’s also tedious, repetitive, and hard. If we don’t step back from this logistical level from time to time and think about motherhood from a more strategic perspective, we risk getting smothered by all those details and forgetting why we’re doing this motherhood thing in the first place.

In January and February, I’ll be focusing on strategy—how moms think about the big picture. I’ll talk to moms about how they build a deliberate family culture, how they set goals, how they structure their households, and how they make future plans for and with their families.

Of course, I’ll need help from you, to find out how you strategize in your own family. I’d really appreciate if you could answer any or all of these questions to help me compile and share your great ideas. If you’d rather not answer the questions yourself, I’d love it if you’d tell me about another mom who is a great example of strategic thinking!

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