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Posts tagged "perspective"
Big Things are Made out of Little Things

Big Things are Made out of Little Things

I love my kids and I'm grateful that my dream of having a family had come true. But when I was younger, mothering didn't come as naturally to me. Then, I read a quote by Mother Teresa that stuck with me and I realized that my purpose in life was under my nose. ...
Exchanging Papayas for Peaches

Exchanging Papayas for Peaches

When we moved our family from Hawaii to Utah, I did everything I could to emotionally prepare my children. However, during it all, I forgot to prepare myself.
A Happy Mother is a Very Nice Gift

A Happy Mother is a Very Nice Gift

The other day we were going to the store to buy garland for our banister. I wanted to make our home look homey and festive…so my children would feel the “holiday spirit” in our home. However, the children had other ideas in mind.
Ix-nay On the Erfection-pay

Ix-nay On the Erfection-pay

My eight-year-old insisted on spending her money on bedraggled mums. I was positive there would be no way to get those mums properly planted. She finally convinced me she would take care of the mums, and so she bought them and has been faithfully tending them. And I've learned the true meaning of "perfect".
Do Children Make Us Happy?

Do Children Make Us Happy?

A recent study explored whether or not children make us happy. What do you think? And is "happiness" the most important thing?
Growth Means Growing Pains for Child--and Parent

Growth Means Growing Pains for Child–and Parent

Because we expect “progress” to mean “improvement,” we sometimes forget that growth means “growing pains” both physically and emotionally for both parent and child. Just as my son’s joints ached as he grew four inches over a summer, so too do we hurt sometimes as we stretch to new heights in our lives together.
Love Is Not A Feeling

Love Is Not A Feeling

I remember the first time I heard that inflammatory statement. I was a teenager attending a class with this title simply so I could prove the teacher wrong! Who did this guy think he was?! Teenagers know exactly what love is! Or at least we thought we did.
9 Ways to Fill November with the Joy of Gratitude

9 Ways to Fill November with the Joy of Gratitude

Check out these simple and meaningful ideas for making the whole month of November into a season of thanksgiving for your family.
Six Ways to Never Take Motherhood for Granted

Six Ways to Never Take Motherhood for Granted

I definitely don't have all the answers. But I have been thinking hard about what I can do to live my life more fully. I think there are some small measures we can take every day to make sure we are not taking the important things in life for granted.
When the ER Feels Like the Spa, It's Time to Re-Evaluate

When the ER Feels Like the Spa, It’s Time to Re-Evaluate

All moms need to feel like they can take a guilt-free break. Join Ginny Kubitz Moyer as she describes how her crazy journey to the ER taught her some very important lessons about health…and herself.
How to Renegotiate with Yourself

How to Renegotiate with Yourself

Do you ever make long, complicated lists and expect yourself to accomplish EVERYTHING? I learned (the hard way) that it's much better to learn the art of renegotiation.
Redeeming Moments

Redeeming Moments

It’s tempting to sink into despair when your kids can’t seem to get along no matter what you try or when they consistently fall short of your expectations. But just when things get looking pretty bleak on the mothering front, out of nowhere comes a redeeming moment.