It’s tempting to sink into despair when your kids can’t seem to get along no matter what you try or when they consistently fall short of your expectations. But just when things get looking pretty bleak on the mothering front, out of nowhere comes a redeeming moment.
Each of our children’s seasons come with challenges. We are often looking forward to the next phase of life and milestones reached. How do we as mothers step back and savor the quiet moments? Author Kristi Linton reminds us to create special memories with our children before they are gone.
I’m fading fast. So I leave the computer and head upstairs to my twin girls’ bedroom. I turn the door quietly and return a lost doll to her cradle. As I pull Ali’s covers over her, I notice the moonlight, liquid blue, rolling in waves across her hands. I flick the blind slats and peer...
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.
Learning to live in the present and appreciate the now is not as easy as it sounds. In the past, I've described myself as a frustrated perfectionist who is constantly vacillating between my desire to get things done and my desire to enjoy the moment before it's gone. These are the things that have helped...
Bumpy roads, sharp turns, and unexpected dips are inevitable. Are you idling, checking your rearview mirror, or steadily traveling toward the ease of days ahead? Wherever you are in your journey, author Michelle Chase reminds us to take in the view as we navigate our way through motherhood.
When I expressed to my husband how frustrated I felt with my toddler’s slow pace and apparent disobedience, he suggested that I just stop talking, stop moving, and watch like a fly on the wall. In the moment when annoyance usually begins, I could just watch my son and see what he's doing.
During one of Alex’s first feedings of the day, he suddenly stopped eating and started looking around the room. I felt very frustrated, thinking, “Great! Now it will take him longer to eat, which means he will nap later, which means...” and there I went, spiraling downward in thoughts of how this small delay was...
As a mother of a child with "extras" Sarah is used to answering questions and teaching others about children with special needs. But one day, Sarah found herself learning a lesson. An excerpt from Sarah Hull's blog, Having a "Hull" lot of fun.
Is your life out of sync with your priorities? I guarantee that if you take action to make what matters most to you central to how you manage your life, the results will change your life for the better and you’ll be stronger and happier for it.
Do you know your children in a way that no one else does? Author Danielle Taylor Porter describes one such moment with her daughter that “filled her up” after an extremely draining day.