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.
After 15 years as a mother, the reasons why I think it's so important to be there for my kids are not what you would think. The real reasons are the hard stuff. The "no fun" stuff. I want to be the one that takes care of all those things. Because I know that my...
Valentine’s Day may be officially over, but nurturing loving relationships should be something we think about all year long. Yes, I know this blog is about motherhood and not relationships, but if there’s anything that affects our mothering on a daily basis, it’s how we get along with our spouse.
One day while my infant son and I were running errands together, I had a “swell moment,” when my heart about burst out of my chest from the love I have for him. I went home and started writing. The words of adoration poured out of me as I thought about every little thing that...
When I went to bed that night, I smiled as I pulled from my homemade mailbox many notes declaring that I was the best because I made my children dinner and pictures from my little ones who could not yet write. It filled my heart, and I spent half an hour writing notes to each...
Very rarely does one sentence have immediate impact on me. Very rarely does one sentence change the way I interact with my family. But this one did.
For those of us currently surrounded by little ones, may I suggest Rachel Jankovic's "Loving the Little Years." Her honest, yet hopeful, Christian perspective on how mother's sacrifices are real and essential made me reflect on how I handle some of the day-to-day in my home.