by christine victoria alexander

Friday, December 4, 2020


Sometimes a week will go by and someone will ask me, "So what did you do this week?" and I can't seem to think of anything really significant I did all week. There's an awkward pause as I fumble around in my head for anything more exciting than "I cleaned the bathroom and cooked dinner every night." Does this happen to you, too?

Even when you break down the most exciting careers, they are all just a series of small tasks and actions that come together to create something that we view altogether as "exciting". This morning, as I made breakfast for the girls, put in a grocery order, wiped up my kitchen and put a load of laundry on, I realized that all these not-so-noteworthy tasks add up to me being a successful wife and mother!  

If you are in a similar place, maybe reading through this list will remind you that you are not alone in your motherhood journey. The little things are sometimes the things that matter the most. 


1. I read books to my girls.

2. I washed my sheets. 

3. I cooked dinner every night.

4. I had lunch with my mom. 

5. I tucked my girls in and prayed for them every night. 

6. I sat at the table and colored with Olive and Rosie while dinner cooked. 

7. I gave my girls a bath.

8. I listened to my Hypnobabies audio and visualized my birth. 

9. I brushed Olive's hair.

10. I kissed more boo boos than I can count.

11. I hugged my girls. 

12. I sang songs with Rosie.

13. I helped Olive practice her handwriting.

14. I cleaned the dishes in the sink.

15. I washed and folded the laundry.

16. I took the girls on a date. 

17. I vacuumed my house.

18. I rocked Madeline when she woke up in the night. 

19. I planned activities to make our holiday season memorable. 

20. I took a nap. 

Charles Spurgeon once said, "You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, and training them up in God's fear, and minding the house, and making your household a church for God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of hosts." 

The next time someone asks me what I did all week, I might just point to my clean home and my healthy, happy children and say, "I did THIS!" and leave it at that! 


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