We had been talking with our 10-year-old son Talmadge about courage, and I'd been trying, in my long-winded way, to explain the difference between true courage or being a leader for the right.I had been trying to communicate the idea that real bravery was an inner thing, it was then that Talmadge interrupted with...
Be faithful in small things, because it is in them that your strength lies. --Mother Theresa (Click for printable version.)
Striving for excellence motivates you, striving for perfection is demoralizing. --Dr. Harriet Bralker (Click for printable version.)
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.
Okay, mothers of the world. What’s it going to be this January? Are you going to set big pie-in-the-sky goals/resolutions/whatever you want to call them, or are you going to simply try a little harder to do/be a little better?
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.
Maybe it's the Japanese in me. Having lived there for a couple of years, I find their New Year's traditions quite refreshing; two in particular. Since New Year’s is their biggest holiday, December is a busy month for them as well but, in a very different way.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my son sat with me and we held hands and cried. That's what I needed right then.
Have you ever seen a Boy Scout proudly displaying all of the merit badges he has earned? Do you ever feel like we should earn merit badges for all of the amazing feats we accomplish as mothers?
Is exercise a drudgery for you? The Power of Moms’ author Mary Jenkins shares how her daughter turns exercise into a joy with her bright optimism as they take on the challenge together.
Do you ever feel like your kids don’t see you as the “fun” parent? Terri-Ann Gawthroupe did, so she planned a 10-mother, 47-children campout. NO DADS ALLOWED!