When you can’t speak the language, playgroup becomes a little complicated. And when playgroup adventures turn to disaster, there is nothing left to do but laugh!
When we think of motherhood as a job, as something we “do,” we begin to limit it. I’m not “doing” things all the time or “creating” children. I’m dedicating myself to creating a family, of which I am a part.
Nothing is quite as relaxing as a session of yoga--until you get attacked by preschoolers. Enjoy a laugh as this mother shares her humorous (and all-too-realistic) directions for how to get through it.
I want my kids to feel a sense of belonging. I want them to believe deeply that they are a part of a whole and that they will never be alone in this sometimes lonely, disconnected world. I suppose I could laminate this sentiment on a piece of paper and stick it on the...
During Passover, we retell the ancient story of the Exodus. It’s an old story, brimming with metaphors and themes. But the one that always speaks to me as a mother is the one I crunch into with the matzah:When the time comes, you don’t have to be totally prepared. You just take what you have...
I've read this book many times. Each time I read it, I find specific nuggets of practical wisdom that I can immediately incorporate into my parenting. I use it daily--no hourly!
Last January, I set a goal to do some sort of community service each month for 2012. We didn’t. But we did do five more acts of community service than we had ever done before. So that’s success right? And now, for 2013, I'm trying again.
I miss the way nursing a baby pushes the pause button on my day. Whatever I needed to do in that moment--freezes. Now I have to remind myself to take those pauses...because I have found time and time again that these moments are where the magic of motherhood lies, waiting.
Do you sometimes forget to thank those whom you love the most? Author Amanda Hamilton Roos shares an idea for a sweet Thanksgiving tradition that will help you express gratitude to your immediate family.
Feeling unsure of how to keep up with everything and make the best of each day? Author Amanda Hamilton Roos reminds us that if we remember where to turn when we’re feeling overwhelmed, we will find that we are enough.
As parents, we are often expected to be the “leader.” But what would happen if we followed the lead of our child for a day? What would we learn? What treasures would we find? What truths would we discover? And what fun would be ours?