Ever heard the expressions, “I have a lot on my plate” or “My plate is full right now”? During a recent conversation with a friend, I heard a ground-breaking idea. We all have different size plates!
At a recent Power of Moms Retreat in California, one of the "issues" that kept coming up was how distracting technology can be. And I wondered, Is technology really "distracting" us anymore than our mothers were "distracted" a generation ago? How much are we distracted and how much are we busy doing things mothers need...
I’m not exactly the type of person who would ever desire to run a day care. I shy away from most organized play group-type children’s activities. And I can’t ever imagine myself a school teacher. However, I realized that as mothers, we owe it to each other to love each other’s children.
By the proverbial standards of the world, it’s easy to classify the majority of mothers, by virtue of what we do, day in and day out, as ordinary. But make sure you don’t forget to use the word ‘fabulous’ in front of that description.
I could have thrown down the camera that Sunday afternoon and walked away...I could have been disappointed I didn't have any “picture-perfect” photos. But instead, what do I have? I have a wonderful, accurate portrayal of my life that I will treasure for years. I'm learning it isn’t about getting what you want, it...
Does a never-ending to-do list nag on your mind? Do you feel guilt, or even agitation, when voices call you away from your tasks? Sometimes it’s in the battle of “The Baseboard Dilemma” we find the parenting truths we are looking for.
My children will only be young once and summers don’t last forever. This summer I am committed to 'treasure the doing’ of the ‘little things in life.’ I’m determined to make it a summer to remember.
When comparing ourselves to other mothers/women, why do we always see ourselves in our "clean the house day" clothes and compare ourselves to their "going to a wedding or church day"outfits?
Do you ever feel pressure to conform to the choices and decisions of others? This family took a simple art project and learned how good intentions and being different can lead to greater confidence, contentment, and understanding in your family.
Sometimes life really is hard, but we diminish our difficulties by comparing them to somebody else's. Then berate ourselves for feeling discouraged if we think our difficulties don't "match up”. The truth is, life is hard for everyone, so we can't compare the levels of difficulty.
It's hard not to compare and find ourselves and our lives lacking. But if we can accept that just because something is different doesn't mean it's better or worse, things get easier. Would you rather have a cute coat or a food processor? It depends...