Dear Mamas: Slow Down & Savor Today

A Guest Post for Christine M. Chappell

If you saw someone open a bag of M&Ms and start popping them in their mouth and swallowing them whole, you might think they had lost their ever-loving mind.

You might even ask yourself… what’s the point of eating M&Ms if you aren’t going to taste them? (Then there’s me over here freaking out and thinking… if you are going to eat those empty calories, you’d better be enjoying them!)

In a world of fast food, social media and text messaging, it is a rarity that we savor our foodsavor a moment, or even savor a conversation. As a society, we don’t really take much time to savor anything.

Savor, according to, is derived from an old French word and simply means to “taste, breathe in; appreciate, care for.”

Let me clarify, savor does not mean you took a picture of a beautiful sunset on your phone, edited the photo with a great filter, then posted it on social media and hashtagged it with something deep, like #blessed or #breathtaking.

Nope, not savoring. Not even close.

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About Christine M. Chappell

Christine Chappell blogs at, where she helps ladies hear the swefullsizerenderet sound of amazing grace.

She is also the fabulous author of Clean Home, Messy Heart, promises of Renewal, Hope, and Change for Overwhelmed Moms.

Oh, and did I mention she also has a podcast?

Check her out!
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