Motherhood is an interesting, challenging, honorable profession that demands the best we can bring to it -- Rose Kennedy (Click for printable version.)
Struggling leads to strength -- Allyson Reynolds (click for printable version)
Motherhood once seemed like a nearly-impossible dream to me. Fifteen years ago, when I was painfully single after a hard break-up, I went to visit my sister Shawni who was pregnant with her first child. As I helped her shop for just the right car seat and stroller, I was overcome with sad thoughts –...
When I was young my Dad would sing this little tune - usually to the background of six kids banging utensils, crashing toys, yelling and chasing each other round the house while one of us wheeled through the kitchen on roller skates: "I talk to the treeeees.... but they don't listen to me."
Everything in life has the potential to be beautiful. Some things just need a second glance, a chance to prove to us that the view might not be what we expected: It might be even better.
Spilled applesauce, a sentimental souvenir ruined, soiled bedding, a twice-backed-into car, broken plates, a puppy running through a paint tray, all in a matter of days. How did Allyson manage to hold it together?
As a mother of a child with "extras" Sarah is used to answering questions and teaching others about children with special needs. But one day, Sarah found herself learning a lesson. An excerpt from Sarah Hull's blog, Having a "Hull" lot of fun.
Originally posted on Rachel Martin's blog Finding Joy, this essay reminds us that we ought not to let the mundane moments in life rob us from the beauty of normal that surrounds us.
There are no more babies in my home. Or my arms. Not that I was all that crazy about the baby stage anyway, but sometimes I’m just not so crazy about the idea of me and my children getting older. And older.
"Life and motherhood occasionally present us with circumstances that are trying, but misery is optional.” Rachel Sullivan shares her story of peace and growth after loosing an eye to cancer and through the struggles of motherhood.
Do you know your children in a way that no one else does? Author Danielle Taylor Porter describes one such moment with her daughter that “filled her up” after an extremely draining day.