When you envision a trip to an art museum with your kids, does your blood pressure rise, imagining their little hands touching the precious, priceless art objects? Taking your kids to an art museum doesn’t have to end with the museum guards kicking your family out the door!
“Mom, I feel sick,” my 10-year-old daughter says, as she clutches her tummy on the sidelines before a big soccer game. She is sick, but she is not ill. Her tummy is churning with nervous energy; worry and anticipation are gnawing at her mind.
Growing up, I never thought that I had the confidence to be a teacher. Back in college, my biggest concern was getting good grades. I took what I thought was the easy way out and decided to work in an office. But then something happened. Motherhood changed me.
Imagine living your life with greater purpose. Imagine not just being busy, but moving forward toward things that excite you; living a life of meaning and fulfillment. We do this by living our purpose—what we bring to the world. But our purpose has to extend beyond our roles and responsibilities.
The cost of joy is work. So much work. The cost of joy is vulnerability, willingness, consistency, sacrifice, forgiveness, gratitude… all of that on top of the physical reality of life: jobs, chores, illness, finances, etc. And yet joy itself is so accessible and so very simple.
It’s a wonderful feeling to find a tribe in such an unlikely place. Sure, I love libraries because of free books and quiet corners, but the story time group is one of my favorite communities.
Mom, you are doing the hardest job in the world! Be kind to yourself! In this month when we celebrate love, give a little (actually a lot) of that love to yourself! These three moms share ways they’ve tossed “mom-guilt” out the window and decided to be compassionate to themselves.
Oftentimes, children with ADHD make impulsive or distracted decisions (cutting hair, reading a book instead of brushing teeth, etc.). Once they realize what they’ve done, they immediately regret their decision. They don’t know what to do to make it right, so they end up telling a lie.
Like most mothers, my days are busy with family and work. But the one thing I always make time for each day is to check in with myself. I’ve learned that to feel my best mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, I need to maintain this habit. Here’s why (and how).
Valentine’s Day can be more than just a day to celebrate that “one special someone.” Here are three moms’ ideas about how couples and families can make this a special day of celebrating their love.
In an April 11 article published online by the American Academy of Pediatrics, results of a research project showed that young mothers (average age 25)consume more sugar-sweetened beverages and saturated fat than women in the same age group without children, resulting in higher BMIs. And while the authors said these women may have had higher BMIs simply […]
Our children internalize their experiences and create self-dialogue. Are they learning to hate themselves through comparisons, feelings of inadequacy, or others’ negative opinions? Or are they learning to love themselves with grace and acceptance? Incorporating these three exercises into their days will empower them to be mentally healthy.