When my daughter started having trouble with emotional outbursts and controlling her anger, I started to teach her about mindfulness. She’s becoming more aware of her emotions and how to calm herself so she can respond instead of react when she gets frustrated, and I have discovered new insights about mindfulness and parenting in the process.
Posts in the "Balance" category:
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.
When I found out I was pregnant with twins, I immediately became concerned for my other three children. How could I help them feel loved when I had two new babies to care for?
My hats include my roles as a writer, mother, business owner, wife, volunteer, homemaker, and teacher. Some days, I feel like I wear all my hats with ease. Most days, I feel like I am scrambling to get everything done. These three practical solutions have helped me maintain some balance in my life.
How often do you find yourself feeling out of balance? It feels as though there are so many things in your envelope that you just can’t cram in one more thing, but somehow you manage to do it anyway. Your life is full of “stuff” and sometimes you feel that you are in the thick […]
“If I had four more arms and one more brain, I might be able to help you.” This phrase is uttered a lot around my house lately. With five children demanding my attention and help throughout the day, the playing field is very lopsided. I often feel like there is just not enough of me […]
A few months ago, I took my children to an amazing concert and watched children perform amazing feats with their instruments. It was breathtaking to see these small people execute extremely difficult music. Then I wondered, do I have a gifted musician in my family?
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.”
Achieving balance can be an almost impossible feat for mothers in today’s society. Practicing resilience, however, is not only possible, but also essential in handling everyday adversity and change.
Social connections and a strong support system are key to a mother’s health and happiness, but mothers today often live far from “home” and the benefits of a built-in support system. If you’re feeling isolated and lonely, Allyson has eight great tips to building your own network of supportive friends.
Are you a single parent who feels like no one is one the other side of the teeter-totter to balance you out? Join author Christina J. Robert as she shares eight strategies for all mothers to maintain balance in both their personal and family lives.
All mothers would agree that life is a juggling act with shifting roles, responsibilities, and even realities. Find out what this mother learned at work and applied to her mothering that made all the difference.