Because we expect “progress” to mean “improvement,” we sometimes forget that growth means “growing pains” both physically and emotionally for both parent and child. Just as my son’s joints ached as he grew four inches over a summer, so too do we hurt sometimes as we stretch to new heights in our lives together.
Becoming a “supermom” takes help from other moms during inevitable imperfect moments.
Last year, Amy Makechnie’s 13-year-old daughter requested a lump sum allowance of $100. So, how did the experiment turn out? Read the follow up to Amy’s popular post.
Jennifer Brimhall homeschools her children, and she’s culled a list of her favorite academic resources for all moms.
What's the key to success? It's not talent or good looks or social skills. It's GRIT. Saren shares a story about how she's working to build grit in her family.
Today is Launch Day for "Deliberate Motherhood," and we thought it would be fun to share the behind-the-scenes story of how this book came to be.
As the school year starts, we help our children embrace new learning opportunities and friendships while helping them get organized and set up for success. Here are some simple ideas to help YOU enjoy more learning, friends and organization too!
Do you ever wish you had your own personal cheerleader as a mother? Someone to cheer you on when you seem to be losing the daily battle? Learning to pat yourself on the back when no one else does is a hard, and much needed task, for any mother. In her article, “WOW MOM” Power...
As mothers, we sometimes put so much pressure on our own shoulders to appear as though we have it all together...while on the inside we are screaming for a little help. Sometimes that help has already been offered, but we turned it down in order to maintain a facade.
Sometimes in the midst of the storm it is difficult to find reasons to dance. Read about one mother’s experience in finding joy despite frustration and setbacks.
A woman progressing is like a spider molting. Her old ways don’t work anymore, just like the outer skin of a spider becomes too small for its growing body.Molting is a natural process, but it involves pain, conviction, and patience.
Days seem a lot longer when you are parenting by yourself! Marinda Bush shares, “Without this time ‘alone’ I never would have known that I am brave, strong, confident, resourceful and independent. I've been pushed in ways I wouldn't have chosen for myself.”