My ride home was an uphill climb. On tough days, I decided I couldn’t do it. On good days, I knew I could do anything. Either way, I always got home, but my success was directly related to my expectations. Eventually, I learned my success was ultimately up to me.
Even though we may not like to admit it, mommies have weaknesses. When our children seem to have similar weaknesses or annoying habits, it can really hit a nerve. What’s the best way to handle those moments that may cause you to overreact a bit? Check out how this mom turned morning madness into an opportunity to teach.
It’s a new year! And with that fresh start, many moms pause and think about their goals for the new year. Though it’s a challenge to find that sweet spot between overwhelm and stagnation, here are three moms’ ideas for setting realistic and worthwhile goals.
Do you ever fall into the trap of loving your children, but wishing they were different? Or loving who you wish they would be, instead of who they are? Have you ever caught yourself thinking, “What is wrong with this kid? Why can’t he/she just..?” If so, read on.
What do teenagers really need in order to grow up to be responsible and happy adults? This book offers excellent food for thought.
We all face times that are more difficult than we expect at different points in our lives. No matter what is causing us stress and anxiety, there are coping strategies we can follow to help us manage the struggles we all face. Here are four that have helped me.
It’s an amazing thing to be a mother in the 21st century. We really can “have it all” if we so choose: a family, a career, and the enjoyment of personal pursuits. But if we aren’t careful, we may end up more frazzled than fulfilled.
I’m standing in the kitchen surrounded by sounds of children playing. My mind is running a million miles an hour with ideas, goals, and projects. I clearly have a window of opportunity, but I stand paralyzed, unsure of what to do first. Sound familiar? That used to be my reality.
We always tell ourselves, “I’ll never forget this moment.” But memories are fragile and time is fleeting. I often find myself looking back at pictures of my children and wondering what we talked about that day. I wish I could remember all of these things, but I can’t, or can I?
Do you believe that you need something more than you have to be happy? You need to lose more weight, get a promotion, or take a better vacation? If you’re looking to stop basing your happiness in a hypothetical future and start soaking it up now, the key is gratitude.
I just spent the last two weeks visiting my family in Iowa. Like every family, we have similarities in opinions as well as differences, things we get about each other and things we don’t, and specific ways we enjoy spending our time together, avoiding other activities entirely. And it’s always interesting to see how everyone continues […]
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be passionate about my work. Waking up each day excited about work was my goal! But the moment my son was born, I knew I didn’t want to go back to my job.