A Day In The Life Of Mom is happy to host Jackie Rod. Below you will find a guest post on her views on Time.
Time: Guest Post By Jackie Rod
Time is fleeting, limited, and priceless.
Once upon a time you played in the park with friends. Then you went to school, made new friends, and learned a lot. You met a special someone who became your world. Soon the twosome became a threesome, bringing new joys and responsibilities. Parenting overwhelmed you with new roles to play. For years you struggled with those extra- curricular activities. Carpooling to sports events, helping out at school, and chasing kids was enough to make you lose your car keys, lose your temper, and lose your mind. Years flew by. In the blink of an eye, you became an empty-nester. Then retirement offered some me-time. Soon you were so busy you wondered how you ever had time to work. Years of giving back to the community got to a point where you needed to pick and choose the things you had energy or time for, and you need to learn to say, “No.”
There are not enough hours in the day to do what you need to do. Most people have said this many times. When would you have time to read the books you purchased and placed on the shelf? When would you find time to write the great American novel? Actually, when would you find time to write an article for the local paper? Then one day an internet popup told you to organize! Set your priorities and learn to say “No.” No isn’t a curse word. It’s just a decision. How about limiting the time spent on social media? Label the sites that promote your work and scale back on scrolling through an hour of pictures each day. Guard your limited time. Nora Roberts guards her work time better than anyone I’ve ever met. That’s probably why she is so productive and successful. Kudos to her.
Time is the most valuable thing we have. We cannot borrow or buy one additional hour of time that is allotted us on earth. Precious moments must be savored. Hug your babies often. Take time to play with them and read to them. The laundry can wait a few hours.
As the mother of three before the oldest turned five, I had a hectic schedule most days. My biggest regret is that I did not take more time to laugh and sing. Tell your family how much you love them every day. Grab this moment. It will never come again. Time is fleeting, limited, and priceless.
A Day In the Life of Mom would like to say thank you to Jackie Rod for sending in this wonderful guest post about Time. If you enjoyed this post as much as I did then send a message or comment below for a chance to win a free copy of her new book Georgia Stories On My Mind.
Come visit Georgia within these pages as you read heartwarming stories shaped by local traditions and legends. The characters live life to the fullest through joys and hardships. Inhale the essence of Georgia’s revitalized small town squares while eating hand- scooped ice cream on a park bench. Each town has its own magic. Sometimes the most real things in life are things we cannot see but those that deeply touch us, as the folks in these tales learn. Share smiles and shed tears as you travel the curving road of life with these Georgia characters. Are you ready for an unforgettable experience of hope, faith, trust, reconciliation, and love?
Print Length: 259 Pages
Genre: Short Story Anthologies
Publisher: Touch Not the Cat Books
Georgia Stories on My Mind is available to purchase on Amazon.com.
About the Author, Jackie Rod
“A good book transports me to another time and place. It lets me feel the sensation of heroes and heroines— dark loneliness, deep passion, a father’s pride and a mother’s grief.” Jackie Rod is a fiction writer, loving wife of a legal beagle, and mother of three children who has blessed her with seven fantastic grandchildren. After Jackie retired from teaching, her love of words and stories led her to begin writing fiction. Reading and traveling enrich her life and she jumps at the opportunity to teach a workshop or attend a writing conference. She belongs to five writing chapters/groups. Jackie’s work can be found in twelve published books on Amazon, in several Metro Atlanta libraries, and independent bookstores.
You can find Jackie at:
— Blog Tour Dates
Today @ The Muffin
What goes better in the morning than a muffin? Grab your coffee and join us as we celebrate the launch of Jackie Rod’s blog tour of her book Georgia Stories on My Mind. You can read an interview with the author and win a copy of the book. https://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com/
January 14th @ Lori’s Reading Corner
Visit Lori’s blog today and read author Jackie Rod’s guest post about editing. You can also enter to win a copy of her book Georgia Stories on My Mind. http://www.lorisreadingcorner.com
January 15th @ Cathy C. Hall’s Blog
Visit Cathy C. Hall’s blog today and read her review of Jackie Rod’s book Georgia Stories on My Mind. https://c-c-hall.com/
January 16th @ Caroline Clemmons Blog
Stop by Caroline’s blog today and you can see a spotlight of the book and an interview with author Jackie Rod. Also win a copy of the book! http://carolineclemmons.blogspot.com/
January 18th @ A Day in the Life of Mom
Visit Ashley’s blog today and you can read Jackie Rod’s guest post about how time is limited and precious. Plus, you can enter to win a copy of the book! https://adayinthelifeofmom.com/
January 20th @ Memoir Writer’s Journey
Make sure you stop by Kathleen’s blog today and read her review of Jackie Rod’s book Georgia Stories on My Mind. You can also win a copy of the book! https://krpooler.com/
January 21st @ Amanda Diaries
Visit Amanda’s blog today and you can read her review of Jackie Rod’s book Georgia Stories on My Mind. https://amandadiaries.com/
January 22nd @ Look to the Western Sky
Stop by Margo’s blog where you can read Jackie Rod’s guest post about being a cheerleader for others. You can also win a copy of the book Georgia Stories on My Mind. Don’t miss it! https://www.margoldill.com
January 22nd @ Cathy C. Hall’s Blog
Visit Cathy’s blog today and reading Jackie Rod’s guest post about being a homegrown Georgia peach. https://c-c-hall.com/
January 23rd @ And So She Thinks
Visit Francesca’s blog today where you can read Jackie Rod’s guest post about the value of critique groups and writing groups. https://andsoshethinks.wordpress.com/
January 24th @ Coffee with Lacey
Come by Lacey’s blog today and read her review of Jackie Rod’s book Georgia Stories on My Mind. http://www.coffeewithlacey.com
January 25th @ Bookworm Blog
Stop by Anjanette’s blog today and you can read her review of Jackie Rod’s book Georgia Stories on My Mind. Enter to win a copy of the book as well! http://bookworm66.wordpress.com
January 26th @ The Frugalista Mom
Visit Rozelyn’s blog today and read Jackie Rod’s guest post about precious moments. https://thefrugalistamom.com
January 27th @ 12 Books
Visit Louise’s blog and read her review of Jackie Rod’s book Georgia Stories on My Mind. http://www.12books.co.uk/
January 28th @ A Storybook World
Join Deirdra at her blog today where you can read Jackie Rod’s guest post about the importance of conferences. http://www.astorybookworld.com/
January 30th @ Author Anthony Avina’s Blog
Visit Anthony’s blog today where he will be spotlighting Jackie Rod’s book Georgia Stories On My Mind. http://www.authoranthonyavinablog.com
January 31st @ Author Anthony Avina’s Blog
Visit Anthony’s blog again where you can read his review of the book Georgia Stories On My Mind and you can win a copy of the book! http://www.authoranthonyavinablog.com
February 1st @ Ali’s Bookshelf Reviews
Come by Ali’s blog today and you can read her review of Jackie Rod’s book Georgia Stories on My Mind. Plus you can win a copy of the book! http://alisbookshelfreviews.blogspot.com/
February 3rd @ Author Anthony Avina’s Blog
Visit Anthony’s blog where you can read an interview with author Jackie Rod and read her guest post about family and friends. http://www.authoranthonyavinablog.com
February 4th @ Ali’s Bookshelf Reviews
Visit Ali’s blog today and read author Jackie Rod’s guest post about how reading changes your life. http://alisbookshelfreviews.blogspot.com/
February 6th @ Memoir Writer’s Journey
Stop by Kathleen’s blog today and read Jackie Rod’s guest post about the joys of life. Don’t miss this one! https://krpooler.com/
February 7th @ The Frugalista Mom
Stop by Rozelyn’s blog today and you can read her review of Jackie Rod’s book Georgia Stories on My Mind. You can also enter to win a copy of the book! https://thefrugalistamom.com
February 8th @ Bookworm Blog
Stop by Anjanette’s blog again and you can read an interview with author Jackie Rod and read the author’s guest post featuring writing tips. Don’t miss! http://bookworm66.wordpress.com
February 9th @ Leonard Tillman’s Blog
Visit Leonard’s blog and read his review of Jackie Rod’s book Georgia Stories on My Mind. http://leonardtillerman.com/
February 10th @ Madeline Sharples Blog
Visit Madeline’s blog and read Jackie Rod’s guest post about marketing on social media. http://madelinesharples.com/
February 11th @ 12 Books
Visit Louise’s blog again and you can read Jackie Rod’s touching guest post about wisdom. Don’t miss it! http://www.12books.co.uk/
February 12th @ It’s Alanna Jean
Visit Alanna’s blog where you can read a guest post by the author about faith, hope, and love. https://itsalannajean.wordpress.com/
February 16th @ Joyful Antidotes
Visit Joy’s blog today and you can read her review of Jackie Rod’s book Georgia Stories on My Mind. https://www.joyfulantidotes.com
Ashley, thanks for the lovely invitation to post on your blog. With four boys I can see you are a busy Mom. Just remember that good Moms are angels here on earth. You touch precious lives every day and make a huge impact for good. Kudos for you.
Great Read! And very understandable as a younger mother! It’s hard to say No, but its vital to our sanity to say no from time to time because we can’t do it all!
Carissa, Thanks for stopping by and reading my thought on Time. I think some of the most hectic years of our lives are during those crazy, busy days when we are parenting little ones. Of course, their teen years turned me into a chauffeur every afternoon and all day Saturdays. Now the three of them know what it’s like to be parents. 🙂
A wonderful tribute to mothers and a reminder of how much moms sacrifice for their families. Thanks Jackie for the mom you are to your kids and for being the writer/mentor to those of us who gain so much from your knowledge.
Barbara, You have made me tear up with those kind words. I love my family and friends more than I can ever express. My hope is to leave the world a better place by being a cheerleader for others.
I try every day to make time for my daughter. She is going to be four this year, and I was a stay at home mom for a year and a half of her life and it was the absolute best decision. I loved being able to spend so much time as she developed and will always hold those memories close to my heart.
Chelsea, I know you will never regret spending time with your baby daughter. We are fortunate that our children have been able to stay at home with their little ones until they went to Kindergarten. To see your baby get her first tooth, learn to crawl, then to walk and talk is a blessing. Beautiful memories.
Jackie, your words rings true for me, too. Time with loved ones is priceless. Thank you for reminding us to savor each day.
Lisa, I’m so glad you had a moment to drop by. You have such a busy schedule I can’t imagine how you have any time to rest and refuel. Time for others is important, but time for you is essential. A minute of solitude can be priceless.
Thanks for sharing this! Excellent blog.
Thanks, dear friend. Praises to you as you give of your time for others. A generous heart is a beautiful thing.
Thanks for sharing your story, it took me back to when my babies were small. You are so right, the time is fleeting, enjoy them while they are young. They will be grown and gone before you realize it.
Thanks for stopping by, Melba. You are a good Mom and Grandmother. You are blessed, and they are blessed to have you as the wind beneath their wings. The time you’ve spent together–laughing, shopping, and vacationing–is priceless.
I have learned to replace the tv with reading and it has upped my reading by a ton by doing that.
Thank you for getting to know you Jackie! This is such a heartwarming post.
Peachy, I love the name. You’re so kind to stop by and visit the blog. I’m honored to know you.
I absolutely loved reading this! Time is most definitely precious, especially when my kids are involved! Thank you for this beautiful reminder!
Peachy, I love that name. You’re so kind to stop by and visit the blog. I’m honored to know you.
Clair, if I could turn back time, I would let something drop off my to-do list and cherish my babies more. Young mothers are sometimes overwhelmed with chores.