“Somewhere between the early morning feedings and the endless toy room clean-ups, I’ve decided to find a way to enjoy these patience-promoting experiences, or at least most of them!” Join author Danielle Porter as she explains the difference between “everyday patience” and “mothering patience.”
Have you noticed that sometimes all your children seem to be having issues simultaneously - and that their various issues are exacerbating each other's issues? Well, here's a little glimpse of some of what's been going on in our house (some of it just might sound familiar).
Whether we're taking our children to amusement parks, movies, restaurants, birthday parties, or other fun places, we want our family experiences to make us into better people. Here's a fun, simple way to teach our children gratitude.
Moments come, and then they are gone. It is up to us, as mothers, to decide which ones we choose to “breathe in, long and deep” and which ones we let pass us by. Author Emily Ashton shares her beautiful thoughts on living from moment to moment and seeing past the tough moments...
I knew that when I grew up, I'd go to college, get married, and then have children of my own. My husband and I suffered through several miscarriages and five frustrating years of disappointments in the baby department. Perhaps the life I had always envisioned was not the one I was meant to have....
“Somehow, imagining our future grounded me more gratefully in the present.” Are you feeling drained and overcome by the chaos? Author Stephanie Sprenger reminds us that a time-based perspective might be just the recharge we need.
As I picked row after row in bright August sun, I paused to watch as my two sons played in their sandbox right outside the garden gate, happily digging in the dirt. I suddenly realized that the beans were the same as my boys: full of surprises and reasons for gratitude, always one more to...
During a trip to Paris with her daughter, author Kim Hall learned that sometimes unexpected “forks in the road” lead us to croissants.
I’ve already spent far too much of my life’s energy focusing on the negative. I want to spend as much of the rest of my life telling a a story of gratitude, a story of optimism, a story that focuses on all the beauty, joy, and love surrounding me every day.
Do you sometimes forget to thank those whom you love the most? Author Amanda Hamilton Roos shares an idea for a sweet Thanksgiving tradition that will help you express gratitude to your immediate family.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the messy house, loads of laundry, and disobedient or defiant children? Do you ever feel worn-out and empty? Do your children ever seem to be the source of your problems? Author Karin Brown shares how she learned to identify the real problems.