You see them everywhere you go. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They appear harmless, even friendly. You’ve been exposed to them your entire life but they still have the power to intimidate you. Who are they? The other mothers.
All too often I try to occupy my son with toys and movies so that I can get my chores done. But even if he had all the toys in the world, he still would not be completely happy.
As moms, we think, “This is going to be a wonderful day – I'm going to get all this stuff done and have magical moments with my children...” and we end up disappointed somewhere along the way. While it's great to be positive, it's also great to be realistic!
In the quest to be better, sometimes women get sidetracked with the quest to be perfect. Author, Allyson Reynolds, defines what the "perfect mother" really looks like.
My credentials are far from extraordinary. I don’t anticipate ever seeing my name in lights and I will never be cast in a Broadway play. However, in the course of my life, there will be many things that I will be famous for. And my legacy will live on in the lives of my children....
Do you ever find yourself trying to be all things to all people--and then feeling completely overwhelmed by unnecessary guilt when you simply can't do it all? This post will walk you through a quick and simple process that can help you totally eliminate that guilt.
Everything in life has the potential to be beautiful. Some things just need a second glance, a chance to prove to us that the view might not be what we expected: It might be even better.
“You get what you get, and you don’t throw a fit.” Have you ever said this to your child? Have you ever said it to yourself? Author Tomie Day Bankhead explains how this simple, childhood lesson can help us accept the disappointments of life and become more optimistic, positive mothers.
Many mothers take on a “super-mom” mentality and think that accepting help from others is a weakness. Join author Terri-Ann Gawthroupe as she explains how she learned to accept service from others and how it has blessed her life as a result.
How do you accept your children’s unique challenges, needs, and developmental “timeline” without comparing them to other children? This amazing mother’s journey should give everyone’s day a little perspective.
Spilled applesauce, a sentimental souvenir ruined, soiled bedding, a twice-backed-into car, broken plates, a puppy running through a paint tray, all in a matter of days. How did Allyson manage to hold it together?