Truly, there is not enough time and we lack the energy to do every good thing or enjoy every beauty that the world has to offer. Instead, we've decided to carefully chose and enjoy as much as we can together.
Mothering her eight children isn't always easy for Sara Though some days are hard, Sara learned the most important thing is to never give up.
Julie has a large family with a big age span. She's learned to value consistency and strives to keep the family dynamics in tact while her children pursue extra-curricular activities.
Laurie Snider never wanted to her six children to doubt her love for them. So she decided to stop yelling and make sure everything she said to them was said calmly and lovingly. She gave them, in the words of one of her daughters, a childhood that was like a big sparkly cloud of love,...
LaRee Florence didn't plan on becoming an award-winning theater director. All she asked is, "What is needed?" Turns out her daughter needed to become an actress, and her community needed a family-friendly youth theater company.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my son sat with me and we held hands and cried. That's what I needed right then.
I love to write, and I have made that passion central to my experience as a mother. My writing is not only for my children; it is also for me. My #1 coping strategy during the challenges of life is writing.
A friend once told me that "God gives you what he knows you can handle." I've been repeatedly impressed with how much faith God must have in me.
Kristen Olsen is new to motherhood, but she's already got one thing down: she's learned not to compare her lowlights with other mothers' highlights.
Tiffany Sowby, who helps coordinate our retreats, shares how she has learned to appreciate the little things and cherish her time with her children.
Motivated by her own high-risk pregnancy, Lisa Barlow started a project that gives "Bags of Hope" to moms on hospitalized bed rest. Here, she shares her wisdom and perspective on what it means to find joy as a mother.
Identical twin boys fit perfectly into Cyndi Taylor's life. But at a routine 33-week ultrasound, she learned that one of the boy's hearts had stopped beating. Here, Cyndi shares how she progressed through heartache to become more compassionate, patient, and stronger.