By protecting our kids from the dangers outside, are we keeping them inside, within earshot, and unknowingly feeding them to the dangers of screen time and a sedentary lifestyle?” How do we find balance between allowing our children independence and protecting them from the dangers that surround them?
Mothers provide a constant, steady foundation for the family. And though many of us may feel weak and imperfect--hardly rock-like at all--we simply must resist the urge to feel powerless and undervalued.
Have you ever had a deep inner desire to take control of your out-of-control life and make it simpler? I did!
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.
As moms, we think, “This is going to be a wonderful day – I'm going to get all this stuff done and have magical moments with my children...” and we end up disappointed somewhere along the way. While it's great to be positive, it's also great to be realistic!
Laurie Snider never wanted to her six children to doubt her love for them. So she decided to stop yelling and make sure everything she said to them was said calmly and lovingly. She gave them, in the words of one of her daughters, a childhood that was like a big sparkly cloud of love,...
Close your eyes and return to a moment from your childhood, whether it be an important event or a casual Monday afternoon. What is the story being told? And will your children remember the the lessons you taught?
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.
Even though we may not like to admit it, mommies have weaknesses. When our children seem to have similar weaknesses or annoying habits, it can really hit a nerve. What’s the best way to handle those moments that may cause you to overreact a bit? Check out how this mom turned morning madness...
Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the messy house, loads of laundry, and disobedient or defiant children? Do you ever feel worn-out and empty? Do your children ever seem to be the source of your problems? Author Karin Brown shares how she learned to identify the real problems.
A fun way to teach your children to focus on their blessings when they are faced with difficult situations. This is one you won’t want to miss!
It’s great to plan a family trip when everything goes well and everyone has a good time, but when things start to fall apart, it becomes an adventure! “Our trip became one of the weaving moments of the fabric of our family, and hopefully we taught our children that when it rains, you sing.”...