In this photo-filled post, Amanda Hamilton Roos transports us from Einstein’s desk to the workshop of our own homes.
Have you ever struggled to bond with your girl whose interests only drift further and further away from your own? Amanda Roos found a way to spend time with her daughter while doing something they both love -- reading.
Are you outlasting the challenges of motherhood? Or is your endurance in need of some work? As mothers, we need to remember that we are built for the long haul—to outlast the hard moments, days, weeks, and years we have before us. We are built to last.
What we think of ourselves and how we view ourselves begins in our families. What am I doing, as the mother, to shape how my children see themselves? It is not only my voice that becomes my child’s inner voice, but mine is the first.
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.