When I’m swimming laps, quitting in the middle just isn't an option--especially as I swim in deep water. The same is true for motherhood, but it’s not sink or swim. Here are the lessons I learned from the lap pool.
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. ...
A couple weeks ago I realized that my opinion of my body has almost nothing to do with how it looks and almost everything to do with how I am treating it. Here’s my simple plan for a healthier lifestyle as opposed to a crash diet over the summer.
Stephanie Sprenger and Jessica Smock have never met one another face to face, but that did not stop them from building a powerful friendship and publishing a book about how mothers can create lasting friendships.
Do you ever get to the end of the day and wonder if you're a motherhood "success"? Join April and Saren in this heart-to-heart conversation about defining success, enjoying the process, and recognizing that deliberate mothers ARE enough.
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.
Anny Quail share the details of Hal Elrod's The Miracle Morning: The Not-So Obvious Secret Guaranteed To Transform Your Life (Before 8 am)--a book she is passionate about because it changed her life.
In Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, Crystal Pain, of Money Saving Mom, has created a step-by-step guide to help women find balance and joy in motherhood.
Are there days when you just want to tell your kids to dust off the boo-boo themselves, even though you see a pinprick of blood on their knee and a puddle of tears behind their eyes? Author Amy Fonseca gives advice on how to overcome “compassion fatigue” as mothers.
Giving and receiving love is one of the best parts of being in a committed marriage relationship, not to mention the sense of security it gives to children, so it is totally worth whatever it takes to keep that part of your relationship alive and kickin’. Allyson shares ideas of what to do daily, weekly,...
Ever feel like you're spread too thin? Join April and Saren (and our community of deliberate mothers) who share their best ideas for discovering and living by that deeper YES.
Acceptance / Building Relationships / Getting Through Hard Times / Optimism (and Gratitude) / Patience
We’ve all heard of postpartum baby blues, but what about mid-life mom blues? Allyson Reynolds gives 5 reasons her newest stage of motherhood (her youngest child started school last fall) is keeping her on her toes...and 5 reasons it's also really awesome.