INTRODUCING OUR MOTHERS INSTITUTE MOMS GROUP DAYS OF THE WEEK THEMES ...

Serendipity Sunday
: A day for appreciating the Serendipitous nature of Motherhood and the wonder of accidentally discovering something fortunate, while looking for/expecting something entirely unrelated.

Mothers Institute Monday: A day for participating in Mothers Institute activities. Reserve some time on Mothers Institute Monday for posting updates and info on Mothers Institute Moms (MIM). Promote MIM via social networking sites, and to friends, family and our communities IRL. PLUS remember to enjoy the company of other Mothers Institute Moms during our weekly online chats at 8pm Central.

Teaching Tuesday -
A day for educating ourselves, our children and others on what it means to practice Radical Responsible Mothering.

Weeding Wednesday: A day for weeding out material and/or mental clutter -- whether it be weeding the garden or weeding out unproductive thoughts and behaviors that get in the way of living the life we want.

Thrifty Thursday
: A day for actively working to reduce our bills/debt and sharing a time/money saving tip with friends and family.

Family Friday:
A day for spending significant quality time with our family members ... creating cherished moments and memories.

Seeding Saturday: A day for planting seeds as a compliment to Weeding Wednesday -- whether those seeds be sown to grow food ... or food for thought.

For moms here who relate to our themes and would like to learn more about how we are implementing them into our lives, please join us at Mothers Institute Moms: http://www.cafemom.com/group/54702/ 

NOTE:  Our MIM Days of the Week Themes are copyrighted material

  

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awooding
Jan. 12, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Looks like a lot of fun Jan!

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wiksgals
Jan. 12, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Check out today's Mothers Institute Moms Thought of the Day...would love to hear your teaching moments!

Remember, our regional groups are over @ http://themothersinstitute.ning.com/.

Join in & meet some amazing new mommas!

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jejst...
Jan. 12, 2010 at 6:26 PM

awooding:  I think so as well ... a fun and very do-able approach to mothering and making positive changes in our families' lives.

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jejst...
Jan. 12, 2010 at 6:30 PM

wiksgals: Love the idea of sharing our teaching moments on "Teaching Tuesday".  Plus we'll be building on our Days of the Week over at our Mothers Institute Moms Group via such threads as "What is Mothers Institute Monday?" , "What is Teaching Tuesday?" and so on.

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Taijimum
Jan. 12, 2010 at 11:51 PM

wiksgals:  thanks for  the reminder !  I've been meaning to get over to the ning site and check out the conversation.  The "days of the week" themes are bound to be good conversation starters!

Looking forward to it...

-Lori

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jejst...
Jan. 13, 2010 at 10:25 AM

Taijimum/Lori: Saw that you had dropped by our Mothers Institute Moms ning group at: http://themothersinstitute.ning.com/ and added a great post about "Seeding Saturday".   Thanks!

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Pamela05
Jan. 13, 2010 at 1:44 PM

I really like the days of the week approach...it really gives you a blueprint on what it means to be a mothers institute mom... Small changes can have a big impact.

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Lesli...
Jan. 13, 2010 at 4:23 PM

what a great way to focus. love the idea!!

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jejst...
Jan. 13, 2010 at 6:50 PM

Pamela05:  I think your reference to our Days of the Week as being a "blueprint for what it means to be a Mothers Institute Moms" is a good one and ...

Leslillli:
I agree, this gives us focus both in our approach to mothering and in the way we live our lives.

Thanks for the input all  :-)

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jejst...
Jan. 14, 2010 at 11:00 AM

For those dropping by this journal, you're invited to check out further conversation on our specific Days of the Week  via these threads:

What is "Mothers Institute Monday" ? 

What is "Teaching Tuesday"?

What is "Weeding Wednesday"?  

What is "Thrifty Thursday"?

More individual Days of the Week threads will be added shortly.

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