Free shipping on all orders over $75🎄

Sometimes it’s the little things that can turn out to be the biggest things. Motherhood has made me appreciate the everyday moments, the simple moments, differently. 

Being outdoors with my boys can be simple in theory, but I absolutely love the adventures we take. Whether we are hiking, biking, swimming, exploring, or checking out a new park, this momma knows it is time well spent. 

RELATED: I’m Watching You Grow Up in the Little Moments

Because whether they realize it or not, these memories being made are the special ones. The ones my boys will carry with them in their hearts. The types of memories that maybe one day they will pass along to their own children. 

These are the simple moments that have the power to shape us. 

Bike rides to the neighborhood park. 

Hiking a favorite path and noticing deer in the distance. 

Feeling little minnows nibble little toes. 

Jumping in a pile of multi-colored leaves

Making snow angels after the first snow. 

Simple yet profound.

Moments I cherish experiencing with my children.

Moments that continue to bring them joy year after year while bringing me my own joy simply by watching them. 

RELATED: One Day I’m Going to Miss These Moments That Are Happening Before My Very Eyes

I hope my boys always want to go on bike rides with me. I hope they always want to include me in not only the big moments but the small ones too. 

If I could go back in time, I wouldn’t have taken the simple moments of my own childhood for granted. I would tell my younger self to take it all in because it goes so fast. 

But I can’t go back in time, all I can do is make these special moments happen for my own boys. They will continue to make memories and have fun, and I will continue to hold on tighter to the moments that become memories, knowing in my heart that these little moments will one day be the big ones.

Originally published on the author’s Instagram page

So God Made a Mother book by Leslie Means

If you liked this, you'll love our new book, SO GOD MADE A MOTHER available now!

Order Now

Casey Sorensen

I'm a SAHM of two wonderful boys. I enjoy writing, organizing, and encouraging people, especially fellow moms. I'm a lover of Jesus, running and sending cards via snail mail. It is my desire for all moms to know they are worthy, seen, loved, and not alone. Feel free to follow my writing journey @words.with.casey.

Finding Beauty in Ordinary Moments

In: Kids, Motherhood
Finding Beauty in Ordinary Moments

I discovered a meatball under the china cabinet this morning. We haven’t had meatballs for two weeks in these parts, and I found it surprising that I saw the meatball before I smelled it. I pondered it while I continued my search for hidden treasures beneath the rest of the dining room furniture, and I also pondered the ordinariness of my daily life. Ten years ago I spent my days teaching students with disabilities inside the walls of a respected high school. I used the knowledge attained through my master’s degree on a daily basis, and every day brought new...

Keep Reading

Children Will Remember the Little Moments With You

In: Kids, Motherhood
Mom and son crafting

My creative 7-year-old recently learned how to make paper claws. Because of this new skill, we now have paper claws in nearly every room of our house (along with treasured paper airplanes and hats from weeks gone by). And because of this new skill, I have two options: One, I can get irritated that paper claws have taken over our entire house and spend time cleaning them up and persuading my budding engineer to stop making them. Or . . .  Two, I can take a few minutes to enter into the world of my 7-year-old boy by asking him...

Keep Reading

When These Moments With Your Youngest Are Gone, They’re Gone Forever

In: Motherhood
Mom holding child

Ooh, my youngest. He is still a baby. Isn’t he? I mean, he might be seven now, but in my head and my heart he is still a baby. He’s gotten to grow up slower than his brothers. But somehow, it seems, that he has also had to grow up faster. He learned to make his own sandwich entirely too young. And was riding a bike at three—he knew that was the only way to keep up with the rest of us. While my oldest had all my attention as a child, this sweet youngest kid has had my split...

Keep Reading