Welcome to Momsâ€™ Month on Dr. Stephanie! This month I will be featuring guest posts from some awesome moms around the country.Â They will be sharing tips, tricks, and funny stories about motherhood.Â This will be a fun celebration â€“ thanks for joining us!Â Todayâ€™s author is Mandy Baron.Â Welcome, Mandy!
We sometimes joke that we used to think we were great, single, individualsâ€¦ then we got married.Â We realized we both had a LONG list of improvements to be made.Â We took a few years, learned a few things and again felt like pretty good people.Â Then we had our two little boys and realized, again, we had our work cut out for us.Â Being a mother has brought me joy, taught me countless lessons and continues to humble me every day.
I love the quote â€œThe difference between ordinary and extraordinary is just that little â€œextraâ€- Jimmy Johnson.
Usually at the end of the day (while looking at the path of destruction caused by my tornadoes) the last thing I want to do is exert any effort or energy.Â I have found that adding that little â€extraâ€ has improved my relationship with my family.Â Â Whether it is extra time for my kids, extra effort, extra time jumping on the trampoline, or extra chocolate chips in their pancakes I know the effort is appreciated.Â Iâ€™m not saying by any means to over-do it; just take an extra five minutes.