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.
Today’s post is the third in a four-part series by Amanda Hamilton Roos. We've talked about the fine mental lines every mother must balance within herself. This week we'll talk about The Death-Defying Act of Walking the Tightrope with a Spouse.
Before children, I had a promising career in education. I was a talented and enthusiastic teacher. I had worked my way up and I knew I would put it all on hold when I had children. I wanted to be a stay-at-home mother, and once I was one, I felt lucky!
Ever feel stagnant? Frustrated that you are constantly running...but never making the progress that you dream of? Give yourself some credit. Maybe you are growing--it's just invisible.
Motherhood is not a glamorous job. For myself, leaving behind the world of positive feedback and constructive criticism was one of the hardest parts of motherhood. Here are five ways I’ve discovered I can evaluate and gage my own progression as a mother.
I wanted to be the farm-mother I envisioned—up early, making a hearty breakfast, children doing all of their chores cheerfully, all before 5:00 A.M. Laying down the railroad tracks of habit was harder than I anticipated. But, it's made a huge difference in our lives!