I realize the agony and the ecstasy on the soccer field is teaching me some good parenting lessons. My life is a million small shots on goal. Usually, I shank it to the side or I overshoot the goal. Does this mean that I’m wasting my time and energy? Is this all for nothing? I...
Are you going through a difficult challenge right now? Something you wish would go away? Here's a question that has changed my perspective...and my life.
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.
In this podcast, Saren Eyre Loosli and Tiffany Sowby offer practical advice for building up our families - and ourselves - and creating a positive attitude in our homes. They discuss how we can find and focus on the positive and show more appreciation for family members in an honest and simple way. ...
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.
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.
Being a mom and being with children can be fun, at least some of the time. But I've had a a few experiences lately that have shown me the value of pure fun, just for myself.
Do you ever feel like you're in a tunnel, and life as a mother just feels dark, low, and uncertain? Here are my very best ideas for making those tunnels into refining moments that are full of light.
Acceptance / Family Activities and Traditions / Getting Through Hard Times / Love / Optimism (and Gratitude)
Motherhood can be overwhelming. Many women can feel “mommy burnout” more often than they care to admit. Author Amy H. Fonseca relates her experiences with mothering and how the process of “letting go” of our baggage and stress can help us see motherhood in a new light.
Alone in a quiet hospital, holding her new baby, Heather Bell reminds us that God is with us, always.
Happily Ever After is the recently released book by Trista Sutter, who is most widely known for her role on the television show The Bachelor and as the original Bachelorette. This book really opened my eyes to what true gratitude is--that developing a grateful heart has more to do with our perspectives and how we...
The other day, my three-year-old, Spencer, asked if we could get out the Playdoh. In my mind, I was screaming, "NO! It will end up all over the kitchen. As I was about to verbalize these feelings, however, I thought a little deeper.