Sometimes life feels like it's moving too quickly, and leaving our to-do lists behind! This causes me to feel frazzled and frustrated, which then causes me to be unpleasant toward my family (to put it mildly).
Thoughts such as:
Remember that you are the Mom, not another one of the kids
Thinking through your day and being prepared (as much as you can)
Remembering Grace, Grace, Grace
Being positive, verbally admiring your kids
Head on over there for a challenging, encouraging post on being a more peaceful mother.
1 Peter 5:12 "With the help of Silas, whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written to you briefly, encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it."