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Mommy Is A Person

Mommy Is A Person

It seems silly that I have to think of this occasionally, but, yes, in addition to all the hats we wear at this party called parenthood, Mommy is a person.
Your Children Want YOU!

Your Children Want YOU!

There's this crazy phenomenon going on right now. Good, devoted mothers get on Pinterest . . . .and blogs . . .. and Facebook . . . .and Twitter . . . and they're convinced they're not enough. Here's what I've discovered.
Moms And Dads Are Just...Different

Moms And Dads Are Just…Different

When you leave your husband home with the kids, do you come home to a disaster zone? I often hear mothers complaining in a “joking” manner how their husbands can’t handle daily family life. Just remember this, motherhood isn't an easy job.
Are You Parenting The French Way?

Are You Parenting The French Way?

I had no idea. My husband and I are actually parenting like French parents. And it's working like a charm - so far at least.
Five Ways To Open The World To Our Children

Five Ways To Open The World To Our Children

Do I think one person can help change the world? Yes! I've been looking for (and finally found) some simple ways I can help shape the next generation, right in my own home.
Love is the Answer - Episode 28

Love is the Answer – Episode 28

Isn't love the most important element of discipline and conflict resolution? This 20-minute podcast offers lots of stories and methods for making love the key ingredient in our discipline strategies with our children and our resolution of issues with our spouses and friends.
The Perfect Mom

The Perfect Mom

This is for my own “perfect” mom.  Happy Mother’s Day! Over the years I have talked to more than one mom who does not like Mother’s Day.  Why?  Usually it has something to do with feeling she doesn’t match up to the accolades; that she somehow falls short.  Maybe her kids are struggling a bit...
A Purpose Beyond Motherhood?

A Purpose Beyond Motherhood?

  When our kids are young, is motherhood supposed to be our sole pursuit?  Is it OK to have other things we’re also spending significant time on? I recently read this article in which Tiffany Gee Lewis talked about how she struggled while trying to focus entirely on raising her children and how she finally arrived at...
What's the Point of Housework?

What’s the Point of Housework?

There’s a common misconception that housework is terrible, mundane drudgery that needs to be accomplished as quickly as possible (or avoided at all costs) so we can move on to the “more important” things in life. I don’t love scrubbing bathtubs or mopping floors, necessarily, but here are a few experiences from my life...
Finding Strength in the Scar

Finding Strength in the Scar

  It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar.” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I’ve had quite a few surgeries – a benign tumor, the size of a tennis ball, removed from my neck and a cesarean section to deliver my daughter just to name...
Look at The Big Picture

Look at The Big Picture

There were a lot of years when I thought I would never walk by the diaper aisle at the grocery store without stocking up...I dreamed of the days that I would be able to sleep in instead of waking to that annoying alarm clock and dragging myself out of bed...
Mommy's Quiet Time 101

Mommy’s Quiet Time 101

Would you like to have at least an hour of quiet time every single day? (Even if your children have stopped napping?) This post is FULL of ideas to get you started.