Spoiler alert: Ruth's daughters DO have toys. They just don't have very many, and they are stowed away so they play with only a few at a time. What led her to make such a drastic change? What were the results?
Here are three simple ideas you can apply to your parenting today. If you're anything like me, you'll notice a HUGE difference.
While I don’t share any of his DNA, I’m forever indebted to the man who moved forward into the unknown, but stopped for a minute to teach me that life is short, joy is intentional, and it’s never too late for a quick game of hide-and-seek.
Gretchen Rubin's book Happier at Home is NOT a manifesto about how a woman’s place is in the home. Instead, it takes the lessons learned from Rubin’s first work on happiness, The Happiness Project, and applies them to life at home.
Our lives are determined by our intentions. I am no longer the frazzled, “busy” mom I once was. Instead, I now try each day to pause, to create, and to intentionally be the mother I want to be.
As mothers, sometimes it seems like we blink and our children have grown and changed right before our eyes. Kortni Miller reminds us to savor each of our children’s moments in her article “Growing Pains,” as she draws attention to the seemingly small things we can savor in everyday life as mothers.
In these companion pieces, Rachel Hixon speaks of the importance of providing her family with a respite to a life layered with turmoil.
There are some days when mothering is about as fun as traveling at eighty miles an hour on a blistering hot day on a motorcycle with no windshield in a bug storm! But let’s step back a moment, take ourselves out of the here-and-now and look at the big picture.
Even though I had a long to-do list, I realized that rocking and singing to my son is the most important thing I accomplished today.
By protecting our kids from the dangers outside, are we keeping them inside, within earshot, and unknowingly feeding them to the dangers of screen time and a sedentary lifestyle?” How do we find balance between allowing our children independence and protecting them from the dangers that surround them?
Using the story of Nehemiah from the Bible, author Susan Merrill lays out a template to aid mothers as they “dare to parent in today’s world.” Five lucky winners will get a free book and t-shirt!
How is your teenager coping with emotions? How are you helping your teenager cope with these emotions? Dr. Mary Lamia takes an in-depth look common emotions that are encountered throughout life and combines research-based information with real life experiences to help parents and their teenagers gain powerful insight into a significant part of who they...