I finally admitted that I had an eating disorder when I was an overwhelmed new mom. As part of my counseling, I participated in “narrative therapy” and was asked to embody my eating disorder as a character in a story. The result was eye-opening and powerful.
This time of year is hard for me. It’s cold, dark, and the days seem to drag on forever. I’m not the only one who struggles at this time of year, so I wanted share some ideas to help out my fellow summer-loving friends.
Hidden inside the simple lines of her son’s stick figure portrait were valuable lessons for one mom on what it means to be perfect.
Even a most deliberate mother needs the reminder that she is doing a good job, especially through the common work and mess of motherhood.
There are so many ways to celebrate the loves in our lives on and around February 14. We get to create that love and those traditions in our families. So whether it’s with candlelit dinners, “heart attacks,” special breakfasts, or trinkets from the dollar store, look for ways to love.
Creating a marriage that leaves you feeling twitterpated at the end of each day doesn’t happen automatically–especially when you have children, but here are seven ideas that have helped me to savor the opportunity I have to live with my Prince Charming!
I’ve pretty much been all the moms: the teenage mom, the mid-20’s mom, the “mature” mom, the single mom, the married mom, the stay-at-home mom, the working mom, etc. And I have learned many valuable lessons through all of these experiences. Here are some of the best.
Limiting screen time can be a difficult challenge in our technology-centered world. It can require preparation and creativity to encourage play rather than turning on a screen. However, it is worth the effort to give our children a simpler childhood full of books, nature, imagination, and play.
As the mother in our house, I had control over the schedule. I was successful at this motherly duty and everyone arrived where they were supposed to be and with what they needed. That was until last Fall, when our family decided to come up with a plan to eliminate debt.
Do you struggle to get your children to do chores? Are you dealing with constant whining (from them) and nagging (from you) as you try to accomplish household tasks? Or maybe your kids don’t do chores yet, and you’d like some ideas about how to get them started? If you’re interested in having your kids […]
I usually read magazines in the bathtub as I soak my cares away. However, my magazine subscriptions it seemed that my magazine mountain was growing rather than shrinking. The mountain wasn’t the problem. The fact that I never found time to read them was the problem. But, I discovered a solution.
Messages in the media can be both inspiring and harmful. It’s important children recognize the difference and become experts in deconstructing these ideas so they can avoid unrealistic goals or expectations often showcased in various media.