What has motherhood taught you? Allyson Reynolds shares 10 lessons she's learned, and invites you to share what you've learned from motherhood.
Ever feel like you move from one task to the next, but never actually get the most important things done? We've been there, too. Join our conversation on how to reverse this . . . even as a busy mother.
A while ago, my teenager gave me my own “velveteen rabbit experience.” He made some poor decisions and did something that was very bad. My initial reaction, after coming out of a state of shock, was to wonder what exactly I had done wrong. Ultimately I learned some pretty important lessons about parenting.
What;s your Personal Best? Join April Perry and Andrea Davis as they discuss methods for focusing on our own "personal bests" and giving ourselves relief from trying to measure up to someone else's standards.
Last January, I set a goal to do some sort of community service each month for 2012. We didn’t. But we did do five more acts of community service than we had ever done before. So that’s success right? And now, for 2013, I'm trying again.
This year has been good, but it has also been challenging. Then a friend of mine recently wrote on Facebook that this has been "the best year of [her] life, hands down." I thought about her sentiment and wondered if I could echo it. I wasn't sure that I could.
Consider the similar skills necessary to be a mother and to be a ninja: focus, balance, strength, patience, flexibility, self-control...comfortable clothing. The Power of Moms provides me with some of the most useful resources to gain the skills I need to negotiate the martial art of mothering.
How many times have you looked into pleading eyes, wanting to say no, but ultimately saying yes? How many times have you been glad that you did?
I love my kids and I'm grateful that my dream of having a family had come true. But when I was younger, mothering didn't come as naturally to me. Then, I read a quote by Mother Teresa that stuck with me and I realized that my purpose in life was under my nose. ...
Sometimes the example of my personal character is a little closer to Darth Vader that I'd like to admit. I am learning that progress is not perfection. There is no completely “perfect mom” or wholly bad “Darth Mom.” There is just me--the woman, the mom.
In this final installment of the High-Wires of Motherhood, we explore the tentative and ever-shifting balance required in our relationship with our children. We go to The Incredible Tightrope of Raising Children.