What do you see in this photo? The beautiful flowers in the sun? Or the messy papers and dirty windows? As we look at our lives as mothers, we can CHOOSE which parts to focus on. And happiness comes from focusing on the beauty we can always find.
For several years now I’ve been trying to live under the guise that I’m one of those fantastic moms whose entire life is made up of silver linings. I’ve tried to convince myself that I am the epitome of optimism, and when I read all those articles describing how much happier optimistic people are, I […]
If you’ve ever potty trained then you know it’s not for the faint of heart. Read one mother’s honest account of survival. Warning: This article contains equal amounts of humor and nitty gritty details.
My son Kyle was diagnosed at week 11 of my pregnancy with Trisomy 18, a fatal genetic disorder. We had two young daughters, and sometimes it was hard to know what to say to them about something so big, but I’m so glad we didn’t keep the truth from them.
What mother wouldn’t want her child to be cool and popular? Well, according to a recent study, being part of the “cool” crowd in middle school might not be all it’s cracked up to be by the time those same kids hit their 20’s.
In this podcast, Rachel Nielson shares concrete strategies for breaking the cycle of unhealthy stress, negative self-talk, and resulting bad habits in your life.
So often we use our instincts to respond to the needs of our children. We go with our gut. But what if our gut is wrong? Amanda Hamilton Roos shares her discovery of what really matters when instincts lead you astray.
Are you going through a difficult challenge right now? Something you wish would go away? Here’s a question that has changed my perspective…and my life.
This past fifteen years as a mom has sure taught me a lot about letting go, about getting over things, about fixing and moving on, about trial and error, and about finding beauty in the midst of hard stuff. A recent hike with my kids helped me realize all this more deeply.
Emergencies strike all around us: we don’t have the special blankie on hand, or–catastrophe!–there is a hole in the tights just before the dance performance begins! Enjoy a good laugh as this delightful article shares some wonderful ideas on how to save the day.
No matter what your child’s challenges are, face them. Accept them. Fight for them. Find joy in them. And above all, love them. No one can do this but you.
Are you ever baffled by your child’s obsession with screens, phones, or video games? Dawn Wessman models a child-lead discussion that eliminated battles, improved her son’s mood, increased learning and activity level, as well as deepened their relationship.