What My Three-Year-Old Taught Me

How is it that we can be surrounded by our children, constantly spoken to or at, touched a million times a day, rushing this way and that, chatting about everything under the sun, yet we still feel untethered as mothers? Schedules, school, sports, meal planning, and work, oh my!

There’s this trend right now that has taken over social media to ‘unbusy’ yourself.

Let it sink in. ‘Unbusy’ yourself.

Our world teaches us that busy is good. Being successful and being busy are usually synonymous, right? But what if becoming unbusy is the missing link to contentment?

Unbusy is mindfulness in motion. Motherhood can be as isolating as it is beautiful, as gut wrenching as it is glorious.

On some days, we might feel lost or sad or maybe even a bit blue. Other days, we can’t stop smiling. When I feel untethered, I look at my babies and I let it be so simple. All that they are and all they stand for is right there, staring me in the face.

If you observe, and I mean REALLY look, at their simplest acts, children really do have it all figured out. Here’s a little advice I have received in the form of a living, breathing three-year-old’s life. I hope it serves you in some way.

What are some lessons you’re receiving right now from your children, big or small? 

Sarah Shiplett
Sarah is a yoga teacher and stay at home mom of two beautiful darlings. Born and raised in Plano, TX, she moved away for college at the University of Kansas. After studying Journalism at KU (Rock Chalk), Sarah moved back home to attend SMU where she received a MA degree in Advertising and studied abroad in India. Married in 2012 to love of her life Kyle, they took to the suburbs in Allen to start a family. She is now is a stay at home mom with her two babies, Everett Brave (2 years-old) and Winnie Grace (6 months-old). Sarah is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and teaches Vinyasa and Prenatal Yoga in the Allen and North Dallas area. Former Lululemon Ambassador for Dallas, she loves being part of the yoga community and sharing the gift of yoga to people of all ages, levels and life stages. “Yoga inspires, creates, manages those little places in our lives, in our hearts that need to open just a little bit more. When we open our hearts, we open our life up to such joy. It all starts on the mat, and slowly a transformation will unfold.” Sarah believes she was put on this earth to be a mother, teaching her children the importance of love and kindness along the way.