There’s a common misconception that housework is terrible, mundane drudgery that needs to be accomplished as quickly as possible (or avoided at all costs) so we can move on to the “more important” things in life. I don’t love scrubbing bathtubs or mopping floors, necessarily, but here are a few experiences from my life that have helped me to see the meaning, joy, and purpose in the work required to sustain a family.
If you or someone you love is going through depression or anxiety, I HAVE to introduce you to my virtual mental health coach, Dr. David Burns. This recent podcast of his is amazing, and it will help you and your family.
Each of us has “secret disasters”–moments that feel impossible, but no one ever sees. When we can learn to see these disasters as opportunities for beautiful change, we’ll welcome them with open arms.
The other day we were going to the store to buy garland for our banister. I wanted to make our home look homey and festive…so my children would feel the “holiday spirit” in our home. However, the children had other ideas in mind.
Do you ever make long, complicated lists and expect yourself to accomplish EVERYTHING? I learned (the hard way) that it’s much better to learn the art of renegotiation.
As moms around the nation send their children back to school, more than 150 groups of women across the country are seeking out their own learning and growth. These moms are organizing “Learning Circles”–a monthly moms’ night out designed by The Power of Moms (www.powerofmoms.com) to help women connect, share, and learn from each other […]
Ready to change your good “intentions” to exercise into ACTUAL exercise–without feeling stressed out about it? Robin Long from “The Balanced Life” is here to help!
Although watching people fight seems to be a national past time (on TV, in political debates, and all over the tabloids), I don’t know a single person who enjoys the fighting at home. Sometimes it feels like there’s no hope in sight. (But there is . . . keep reading.)
Tonight my three-year-old and I had a little stand-off. He wanted to wear his brother’s roller skates (instead of his own), and he thought that kicking, screaming, hitting, and biting would do the trick. Dinner was on the stove, my husband was delayed getting home from work, I’d just had a full afternoon of unproductive […]
Amidst all the tasty treats and heart-shaped crafts our family enjoys for Valentine’s Day, we’ve designed a special tradition that incorporates some real quality time together. We call it our, “We Love to Be a Family” Day. It’s one of the best traditions we’ve started!
Ever feel like you’re spending the “best years” of your life living in chaos? Here’s a humorous experience to which you can DEFINITELY relate–as well as some food for thought on your worth as a mother.
This article was originally published on April 27, 2011. I’ve always loved organizing tips. It’s fun to learn new ways to sort, process, and complete tasks and projects, but once I became a mother, nearly every piece of organizing advice I received left me feeling frustrated. What worked for most people simply didn’t work for […]