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?
I’m not exactly the type of person who would ever desire to run a day care. I shy away from most organized play group-type children’s activities. And I can’t ever imagine myself a school teacher. However, I realized that as mothers, we owe it to each other to love each other’s children.
In the quest to be better, sometimes women get sidetracked with the quest to be perfect. Author, Allyson Reynolds, defines what the "perfect mother" really looks like.
Do you know what it takes to recognize the many "real-world" teaching opportunities of motherhood? Take advantage of those opportunities, and teach with confidence--you can make a huge difference in the lives of your children.
In that moment, when I let go of my reactivity and let empathy take over, love happens. Active, useful, healing love. That is motherhood at its best: giving our children that gift of understanding when it is least “deserved,” but most desperately needed.
Do you ever find yourself trying to be all things to all people--and then feeling completely overwhelmed by unnecessary guilt when you simply can't do it all? This post will walk you through a quick and simple process that can help you totally eliminate that guilt.
Do you ever wonder if all your work is paying off? “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing! My kids had given sacrificially and unselfishly so that we could have something nice...They demonstrated back to us what we’d been showing them for years.” This mom shares a gift she will not easily forget.