On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Lettice Barnum about staying sane with a houseful of kids.
Lettice is a busy stay-at-home mom to five young children, including four wildly energetic boys and one incredibly loved baby girl. She and her husband, Ryan, are co-founders of Achieving Family Goals, where they blog about all things goal-related. They chronicle the experiences and lessons learned from working on their own 100 Life Goals list, while encouraging others to do the same by writing about goals, habits, productivity and reviewing any kind of product that might help people achieve their goals.
“One thing that I think that can really help you to stay sane is to just let our kids be kids. I think that it’s so important for us to remember that they’re kids,” Lettice says., “We shouldn’t allow them to be disruptive or disrespectful, and they should know there’s a time and place to be silly and crazy. But life is meant to be enjoyed, not to just be lived, and childhood is a really special part of life and it should be a carefree time of life.”
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