This post is dedicated to my sister, Lori. She is such an inspiration to me. She is a fabulous interior designer who is ambitious but is still able to remember what is really important in life. She left her job to start her own business because she knew family was her number one priority and home was where she wanted to be. She's a wonderful mother to JR and Asher who not only loves them endlessly but also teaches them every day. She has inspired me to be a better mom, to find my inner creative self, and shown me how wonderful the Montessori program is.
She's taught me that it's okay to get frustrated sometimes. Motherhood is frustrating. It's how you handle it. I see her time after time calmly explaining to JR why he should [or should not] be doing this or that instead of yelling or belittling. She talks to her boys as equals and I love that about her. She is engaged in their lives and truly invested in their well-being.
I know I'm her sister but seriously - this girl's got skills when it comes to interior designing. Let's see, in my house she's inspired or found the inspiration for Holden's room, the picture wall, A-Z for the playroom [more on that later], and the Montessori room that I love [possible future room for H?!]. I really need to start paying this woman, right? Wait...what am I getting myself into here!! She does favor after favor for me. I tell her I'm giving her opportunities to get blessings. I'm so nice, right?
Last, but not least, she is an amazing teacher. She follows the Montessori program and helps to instill independence in her boys. She is dedicated and her enthusiasm for it rubs off on me daily. I'm sure I'll never be as good or dedicated as her when it comes to teaching but I know I always have someone to look for when I need a swift kick in the butt [aka inspiration]. Visit her blog HERE where she blogs daily about her Montessori MOMents. You will fall in love.
Okay - one last thing. She is an awesome aunt! Holden loves her to death. That blank stare means he loves you! :) I would know!
Who or what inspires you?
-Little Wife Power House