Learning to live in the present and appreciate the now is not as easy as it sounds. In the past, I've described myself as a frustrated perfectionist who is constantly vacillating between my desire to get things done and my desire to enjoy the moment before it's gone. These are the things that have helped...
Bumpy roads, sharp turns, and unexpected dips are inevitable. Are you idling, checking your rearview mirror, or steadily traveling toward the ease of days ahead? Wherever you are in your journey, author Michelle Chase reminds us to take in the view as we navigate our way through motherhood.
When I expressed to my husband how frustrated I felt with my toddler’s slow pace and apparent disobedience, he suggested that I just stop talking, stop moving, and watch like a fly on the wall. In the moment when annoyance usually begins, I could just watch my son and see what he's doing.
During one of Alex’s first feedings of the day, he suddenly stopped eating and started looking around the room. I felt very frustrated, thinking, “Great! Now it will take him longer to eat, which means he will nap later, which means...” and there I went, spiraling downward in thoughts of how this small delay was...
As a mother of a child with "extras" Sarah is used to answering questions and teaching others about children with special needs. But one day, Sarah found herself learning a lesson. An excerpt from Sarah Hull's blog, Having a "Hull" lot of fun.
Is your life out of sync with your priorities? I guarantee that if you take action to make what matters most to you central to how you manage your life, the results will change your life for the better and you’ll be stronger and happier for it.
Do you know your children in a way that no one else does? Author Danielle Taylor Porter describes one such moment with her daughter that “filled her up” after an extremely draining day.
Do you know what your children (especially the young ones) are actually absorbing about the world around them? The following is an impromptu "interview" with my 5-year-old daughter about Santa, Jesus, and the real meaning of Christmas.
Maybe it's the Japanese in me. Having lived there for a couple of years, I find their New Year's traditions quite refreshing; two in particular. Since New Year’s is their biggest holiday, December is a busy month for them as well but, in a very different way.
A Ryder moving van, a Wheel of Fortune, a torched Hot Wheels car: what decorates your Christmas tree? It’s the treasured little things that bring us together for the holidays, and author Kim Hall shares how they have made “Story Ornaments” a beloved family tradition.
Close your eyes and return to a moment from your childhood, whether it be an important event or a casual Monday afternoon. What is the story being told? And will your children remember the the lessons you taught?
Saren shares simple, tried-and-true ideas for how your children can help children in need during the holidays.