Choosing My Battles


If there is one lesson I have learned over the past 9+ years of being a mom, it’s that I need to choose my battles, and choose them wisely. Today I want to share about my silly six-year-old and how we are learning to find each other in the middle.

There are some things in life that are important to me, but there are lots of things that are very important to the super spunky and energetic girl who calls me mama. For example: being able to wear mismatched socks, creating beautiful & “super cool” outfits, and having free rein to let her wild hair go untamed as much as possible.

She has more sass in her little finger than I have in my whole entire 5’10” self. Big opinions often comes in little packages friends. And when it comes to seeing eye to eye, we sometimes find ourselves bumping heads instead.

It may have taken a little time and work for me to come around, but I have learned that you really don’t have to wear matching socks. I mean, sometimes it’s a whole lot easier to put a pair on if you can just grab the first two you find. And shouldn’t six year-olds dress in whatever makes them happy?! As long as it’s seasonally appropriate, why not let her go for it.

So with a little give and a little take, I finally decided to not sweat the little stuff, like her outfit choices, anymore.

Other battles have been a little easier to win, like switching to Lunchables Organic. When I saw the new option was USDA certified organic and free of artificial preservatives, flavors or colors*, I couldn’t wait to try them. She wants pizza, I want a better option, Lunchables Organic gives us both.

The convenience is next to impossible to beat too. Having a lunch she loves to eat and prepare on her own makes life that much easier for this busy mama. From packing a lunch when we are on the go, to lazy days at the house, Lunchables Organic is always a favorite.

It’s choosing my battles wisely and finding a way to compromise on the little choices now that help me to not worry about the next 9 years. Taking life one day and one battle at a time, we’ve got this.

What battles have you fought with your kids?
Could Lunchables Organic help you to see eye to eye on something?

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36 thoughts on “Choosing My Battles

  1. OMG she is so cute. My kids love those little “meals” (I think of them as snacks) so I will have to check out the new organic style. xo

  2. I seriously love her curly hair and that smile!! She’s such a beauty! I didn’t realize they’d gone organic. I’ll need to look for those. My kids aren’t big lunch meat people, so the pizza ones are a great option for us.

  3. “So with a little give and a little take, I finally decided to not sweat the little stuff, like her outfit choices, anymore.”Amen sister and yes to Lunchables! They have organic now? Winning 🙂

  4. I swear she and Sadie could be sisters with their hair and their love of fashion lol. I typically let Sadie pick out her clothes too, but I get veto power if absolutely necessary. Love the sass!

  5. Oh my goodness, I have to pick my battles daily with Ella! We will have to try these lunchables! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Oh I just love her spunk & sass!! I didn’t know they made Organic Lunchables! My kids have been begging to try lunchables, so maybe I’ll get some of these!

  7. Oh Emily! I just love her spunk. I definitely pick and choose my battles too… clothes are a must, but the outfit combo is up to her. I’m learning to embrace all the opinions and say yes more often. I bet my kids would have fun with those lunchables.

  8. Thankfully I’ve never been one to care about my girls outfits. Cause, let me tell you, Annabelle can come up with some pretty wild ideas. For herself, and Autumn (whom she loves dressing). The food battle can be such a hard one!!

  9. Choosing battles was a big one with my boys too! And there were many times I thought it was I who had lost the battle, ha ha! You can see the sass in her all the way and I bet she gets that from you! 😉 Cutie Pie.

  10. Nathan’s mom used to always say “you pick your battles” and I never truly understood what that meant. And then I had kids and I wanted to kiss her. Because? Truth! It might even be my mantra. Haha. Oh Emily! I couldn’t love her more if I tried. She is such a unique and fun little gal. I have to often let my OCD go (maybe kicking and screaming all the while) with Mason and his love for things like mismatched socks. We love lunchables around here. I will be on the lookout for these organic ones!

    1. Isn’t it funny how none of those phrases make sense until you have a kid. Then they are gigantic bombs of truth. Oh Mason and Emily would be the very best of friends, I just know it. I have heard most people are having good luck finding them at Target right now. Go figure, lololol!

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