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Posts tagged "babies"
Roots and Wings

Roots and Wings

My son's first day of school was awful. It made me miss the days when as long as he knew Mom loved him and thought he was special, that was all that mattered.
Support for Expectant Mothers: Episode 35

Support for Expectant Mothers: Episode 35

What's the top piece of advice you'd give to an expectant mother? In this show, April and Saren build on the great answers we received when we posted this question.
These Glory Days

These Glory Days

My days were a blur of breastfeeding, dressing, bathing, feeding, dirty diapers, laundry, and little messes. I had never been busier in my entire life, and yet I had never felt more unproductive. Where were my glory days?
Spiritual Sundays:  He Has Carried Me

Spiritual Sundays: He Has Carried Me

Alone in a quiet hospital, holding her new baby, Heather Bell reminds us that God is with us, always.
When It's Okay to Ignore Your Children (Video Included)

When It’s Okay to Ignore Your Children (Video Included)

We’re all about looking our children in the eye, validating their feelings, and helping them feel important and heard. While I agree that it’s absolutely vital to acknowledge and validate a child’s feelings, I actually think there are times when the best thing you can do for them is to simply ignore them.
Picture Story: Dandelions

Picture Story: Dandelions

In viewing myself as a dandelion, I was able to understand my own position as a mother and the choices that I am able to make.
They Really Do Grow Up!

They Really Do Grow Up!

It can be hard to really enjoy the “now” when you're getting slammed by so many hard things all the time. It can be easier to see the beauty in things that are past than in things that are present. Saren shares some ideas for cherishing the beautiful precious present with our children.
Six Ways to Never Take Motherhood for Granted

Six Ways to Never Take Motherhood for Granted

I definitely don't have all the answers. But I have been thinking hard about what I can do to live my life more fully. I think there are some small measures we can take every day to make sure we are not taking the important things in life for granted.
Living for Wednesday

Living for Wednesday

As moms we have hard days. Someone is sick, jobs are lost, days are long, money is tight, messes are made, things don’t go as planned. But there is a bright tomorrow. Maybe it’s not a literal tomorrow, but there is an ending to the difficulties somewhere in your future.
Spiritual Sundays: When Nurturing Doesn't Come Naturally

Spiritual Sundays: When Nurturing Doesn’t Come Naturally

I never thought my life would turn out this way. To be honest, I never knew if “mothering” was in me. Even now, I’m still trying to figure out how to do it well. Why? Because I am not, by nature, a nurturer.
8 Tips for When the Long Days Get Longer

8 Tips for When the Long Days Get Longer

Days seem a lot longer when you are parenting by yourself! Marinda Bush shares, “Without this time ‘alone’ I never would have known that I am brave, strong, confident, resourceful and independent. I've been pushed in ways I wouldn't have chosen for myself.”
How to Become Less Judgmental in Nine "Easy" Years

How to Become Less Judgmental in Nine “Easy” Years

As a new mom, I noticed all the little flaws in other people’s parenting because I was unsure of my own skills. But now, nine years into my parenting journey, I’ve learned that, on some days, just getting out of the house with everyone wearing shoes is a victory.