Miracles and Moments of Grace is a compilation of stories from women of all walks of life who all have something in common: they are all mothers. The author, Nancy Kennedy, has done a beautiful job at recording and collecting stories of hope, love, hardship, joy, worry, or as we could simply say, motherhood. We're...
Even though I had a long to-do list, I realized that rocking and singing to my son is the most important thing I accomplished today.
A few years ago, I got the idea to put together an Easter Seder so our family and friends could gather and tell the story of the last week of Jesus’ ministry through scripture verses and symbolic foods. With the Seder as the centerpiece of our Easter Sunday, our holiday is not just about colored...
If you're feeling battle-fatigue from whatever Mommy War you've been conscripted into, you'll want to read Where Is the Mommy War for the Motherless Child?
All too often I try to occupy my son with toys and movies so that I can get my chores done. But even if he had all the toys in the world, he still would not be completely happy.
I did something this past month I’ve been wanting to do for years: I had all our old home videos put onto DVD. And even though I was ecstatically happy to finally have them in a ready-to-watch format, I found myself bawling--bawling--as I sat down to watch the infant years of our family. But this...
No matter how bad my day may have been, I have this one moment that I look forward to each night. It is something special to both of us. At the end of a crazy day, this is the moment that grounds me.
Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them. --Richard L. Evans (Click for printable version.)
A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary. -- Dorothy Canfield Fisher (Click for printable version.)
Do you know what it takes to recognize the many "real-world" teaching opportunities of motherhood? Take advantage of those opportunities, and teach with confidence--you can make a huge difference in the lives of your children.
Do you ever wonder if all your work is paying off? “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing! My kids had given sacrificially and unselfishly so that we could have something nice...They demonstrated back to us what we’d been showing them for years.” This mom shares a gift she will not easily forget.
Valentine’s Day may be officially over, but nurturing loving relationships should be something we think about all year long. Yes, I know this blog is about motherhood and not relationships, but if there’s anything that affects our mothering on a daily basis, it’s how we get along with our spouse.