In these companion pieces, Rachel Hixon speaks of the importance of providing her family with a respite to a life layered with turmoil.
Miracles and Moments of Grace is a compilation of stories from women of all walks of life who all have something in common: they are all mothers. The author, Nancy Kennedy, has done a beautiful job at recording and collecting stories of hope, love, hardship, joy, worry, or as we could simply say, motherhood. We're...
When author Heather Craw gave birth to preterm twins after a very complicated pregnancy, she realized that the fears and worries she felt during that difficult time were actually a form of love.
Do you feel like a failure as a mother? You'll want to read these beautiful words of encouragement.
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).
I love bed bugs. I don't love how they creep across my blanket at night or bite me and leave red marks on my ankles. I love them for the lessons they taught me.
Do you ever dread those moments in the restaurant when everyone is staring at your family? When you know your children’s manners are being critiqued by the grandma at the next table over? Cheryl Cardall shares what she wants to say when she’s that grandma...or sooner.
If you're feeling battle-fatigue from whatever Mommy War you've been conscripted into, you'll want to read Where Is the Mommy War for the Motherless Child?
I did something this past month I’ve been wanting to do for years: I had all our old home videos put onto DVD. And even though I was ecstatically happy to finally have them in a ready-to-watch format, I found myself bawling--bawling--as I sat down to watch the infant years of our family. But this...
No matter how bad my day may have been, I have this one moment that I look forward to each night. It is something special to both of us. At the end of a crazy day, this is the moment that grounds me.
I am always learning things from my children. I’m learning what it’s like to be a mom to them as they grow into different stages of their lives. It seems with each new day, month, and year, they change just enough that I have to adjust how I speak to them or how...
Jewish tradition has always reinforced this concept that G-d is good, his ways are good, and his creations are good. It seems that we are supposed to constantly remind ourselves of this as a basic principle of Judaism. Can we apply this concept of looking for the good when we parent?