We might believe that we're encouraging our children to be who and what they want to be, but we probably also assume our children will naturally follow in our footsteps. Is this assumption preventing us from having close, connected relationships with our children?
I have to admit, when I first looked at this book, I thought, “What do you need to write a whole book about this for? You just teach your kids to say ‘thank you’.” But after I spent some time with the book, I realized there was a lot more to this gratitude thing.
Teaching is a huge part of motherhood and a skill many of us want to improve. Who better to learn from than a professional teacher? In this post, Amanda Hamilton Roos shares techniques learned in the classroom that have helped her at home.
Balance / Building Relationships / Finding More Joy / Meaning of Motherhood / Parenting and Family Life
I'm all for moms having the opportunity to excel in areas outside the home, but this experience taught me that I am valued the most by the ones who call me Mom.
The short answer is, you can't. But you can influence them. Allyson Reynolds shares five ways to maintain a positive influence on your teenager.
So much pressure exists for kids to be perfect at everything. My experience with an eating disorder has made me certain that our kids need to hear this instead: Do your best, be kind, give back, make healthy choices, embrace what makes you different. You are powerful. You make a difference. You are enough. ...
Acceptance / Being Your Own Kind of Perfect / Finding More Joy / Individuality / Mind / Taking Care of You
I want to live in a community where women can showcase their strengths and pursue their talents-- at home and in the workforce--without the fear of being or looking "too good." When women excel, at anything, it is good for all of us.
I hate sticky floors. But during a trip to Target, I realized that sticky floors--and whatever else is wearing my patience thin--won't last forever.
Is it our job to make our children's childhood magical? Or should we simply get out of the way so our kids can make their own magic? Join Saren and April as they discuss a variety of perspectives to help us find the right balance.
Why are we so busy? What good does it do? We used to rush from school and work and soccer practice to piano practice to the drive-through again for dinner to homework to collapse into bed and do the same thing the next day. I decided something had to change.
A year ago, I was dreading Mother’s Day. But the day turned out quite differently than I had expected. Looking back, I realize it was not because of special treatment I received, but because I made a decision to find joy in the day no matter what.
I watched curiously as the young mother struggled across the road. She was pushing her baby’s stroller with one hand, hauling a heavy tricycle in her other hand, and carrying a screaming toddler under one of her arms. Suddenly, it occurred to me that I could ease her burden.