“Somewhere between the early morning feedings and the endless toy room clean-ups, I’ve decided to find a way to enjoy these patience-promoting experiences, or at least most of them!” Join author Danielle Porter as she explains the difference between “everyday patience” and “mothering patience.”
Ever heard the expressions, “I have a lot on my plate” or “My plate is full right now”? During a recent conversation with a friend, I heard a ground-breaking idea. We all have different size plates!
Truly, there is not enough time and we lack the energy to do every good thing or enjoy every beauty that the world has to offer. Instead, we've decided to carefully chose and enjoy as much as we can together.
Have you ever had a deep inner desire to take control of your out-of-control life and make it simpler? I did!
Mothering her eight children isn't always easy for Sara Though some days are hard, Sara learned the most important thing is to never give up.
Before my son was born, I thought that preparation would be the key to parenting...What I hadn't counted on was that parenting throws curve balls and that all the parenting books in the world aren't going to help you figure out your own style as a parent.
Humans need rest, just like every other living thing, but just how is a mother supposed to get some time off? Often we are either working or feeling guilty that we’re not working. Instead, we need to learn to rest guilt-free! Here’s what helps me.
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...
The best part about owning the title of Mother is that we don’t have to be defined solely by motherhood. There is a framework of interests, dreams and passions that make us individuals who are strong enough to stand alone.
Maybe you've seen Dear Mom on the iPhone on Facebook? Here's a response we love.
Ever feel like you're spread too thin? Join April and Saren (and our community of deliberate mothers) who share their best ideas for discovering and living by that deeper YES.
At a recent Power of Moms Retreat in California, one of the "issues" that kept coming up was how distracting technology can be. And I wondered, Is technology really "distracting" us anymore than our mothers were "distracted" a generation ago? How much are we distracted and how much are we busy doing things mothers need...