Finding Moments of Yes in Motherhood

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#ad Sometimes, I feel myself becoming a mean mom. Just being so negative and automatically saying no. But recently, I've tried to have "Moments of Yes" in both big and small ways. Read about my moments of yes and how I was inspired by Well Yes! Soups by Campbells to not be a "mean mom" anymore. quirkyandthenerd.com

I often joke about being the meanest mommy ever. You know those times when your kid refuses a totally reasonable request, like putting their toys away so they can leave school to go home or leaving the park after being there for an entire morning, and so you have to do the mean mommy act and put your foot down? Well, I’ve started to look more carefully at some of those requests and sometimes even saying yes. And you know what? These Moments of Yes are making our life so much smoother and more fun.

Obviously I can’t say yes to everything. That would mean we’d only go to work and school half of the time, every dinner would be applesauce and french fries and Grandma and Grandpa would be living at our house 24/7. But there are so many things I can say yes to.

(Like letting her ride “trikey” in the house. That is a fight that I have since given up trying to have. The tires are free and she rides in circles while I get things done. It works for us.)

#ad Sometimes, I feel myself becoming a mean mom. Just being so negative and automatically saying no. But recently, I've tried to have "Moments of Yes" in both big and small ways. Read about my moments of yes and how I was inspired by Well Yes! Soups by Campbells to not be a "mean mom" anymore. quirkyandthenerd.com

On the first day of school this year, I had a super cute, matching outfit all picked out for Mac. And then she woke up that morning and decided she wanted to pick her own outfit and that it wasn’t anywhere close to the one I wanted her to wear. Instead of starting the school year off with a fight, I decided to have a Moment of Yes and let her wear what she wanted. (I mean, she looks cute no matter what, right?)

Not only did this help us have a good morning, but it set off a new standard for school this year where, now that Mac is in the big kid room, she can make more decisions for herself. And letting toddlers and kids make their own choices is so important. So I started looking for more Moments of Yes.

Recently, we decided to have soup for dinner. Great, except we all wanted different kinds of soup. So I said a Moment of Yes to Well Yes!® Soup. Usually I would make us all just eat the same soup to make things easy on Andrew and I, but with this line of soups, how could I say no to individual requests? Not only is there something for everyone, but these soups are full of nutritious and delicious ingredients.

#ad Sometimes, I feel myself becoming a mean mom. Just being so negative and automatically saying no. But recently, I've tried to have "Moments of Yes" in both big and small ways. Read about my moments of yes and how I was inspired by Well Yes! Soups by Campbells to not be a "mean mom" anymore. quirkyandthenerd.comI’ve posted before about how we eat as a family of both vegetarians and meat eaters, Well I was able to find something for everyone with these soups. Andrew loves a good Chicken Noodle soup, so his choice was obvious. Mac loves tomato soup, so imagine how happy I was to find Tomato Carrot Bisque. Her favorite soup now has an even more delicious twist with the addition of healthy carrots. And for me? It was almost hard to choose because there were so many vegetarian and vegan options. But I settled on the Sweet Potato Corn Chowder. I’ll admit, corn chowder isn’t usually my first choice. But this was absolutely delicious!

#ad Sometimes, I feel myself becoming a mean mom. Just being so negative and automatically saying no. But recently, I've tried to have "Moments of Yes" in both big and small ways. Read about my moments of yes and how I was inspired by Well Yes! Soups by Campbells to not be a "mean mom" anymore. quirkyandthenerd.com

And you know what? After saying yes to Well Yes! Soups, we had a lovely and fun family dinner taste testing all of the different soups. And as a mom, I could feel good knowing I was feeding my family a soup with non-gmo ingredients, no artificial colors or flavors, and nutritious ingredients. So I encourage everyone to have a Moment of Yes with Well Yes! Soup.

I’m so glad I was given the opportunity by Collective Bias to share my love of these soups with the world. There are so many other varieties that my soup loving family will be trying out. I’m also excited to share two more things about these soups. First of all, there is a great coupon that you can use to try out these Well Yes! Soups. I mean, I think this soup is definitely worth full price, but who doesn’t like to save a little money?

#ad Sometimes, I feel myself becoming a mean mom. Just being so negative and automatically saying no. But recently, I've tried to have "Moments of Yes" in both big and small ways. Read about my moments of yes and how I was inspired by Well Yes! Soups by Campbells to not be a "mean mom" anymore. quirkyandthenerd.comThe second thing is that Well Yes! is currently hosting a sweepstakes with a $500 VISA gift card as a grand prize! Make sure you have a Moment of Yes and enter. That grand prize could mean you are saying yes to even bigger Moments of Yes! Say a vacation? Or maybe a staycation?
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Tell me about some Moments of Yes in your life. Maybe an impromptu outing or a movie on a school night? Maybe it was as simple as a second scoop of ice cream or an extra 5 minutes of cuddles? Let me know what you’ve said yes to in the comments!

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