What I seem to learn over and over again is that if I make time for what is truly important, everything else works out in the end.
Everyone Needs Backup
When you run into a challenge, do you ever wish you could “phone a friend” or call in a back up? See how one mother does just that.
How I Justify Mommy Fun
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.
I’m Not Sorry
Living is what happens in your home. Stop apologizing for it.
Book Summary: It’s Not About the Broccoli
After watching her mother struggle with her weight and eventually die from obesity, sociologist Dina Rose determined that her daughter would have a better “food life.” Applying the principles of sociology, Dina taught her daughter healthy eating habits. She has since helped countless families in their quest to eat better and avoid dreaded food battles.
Great Charts for Little Kids
The Degn family shares simple charts that are perfect for helping little kids finish their daily chores, earn toys they want, and understand the family’s weekly schedule.
The Passionate Mom: Book Summary and Giveaway
Using the story of Nehemiah from the Bible, author Susan Merrill lays out a template to aid mothers as they “dare to parent in today’s world.” Five lucky winners will get a free book and t-shirt!
Book Summary: Mom Rules
A new book from the author of Dad Rules. We’re giving a copy away!
Book Summary: Bottled Up
I found this an utterly fascinating read despite the fact that I have breastfed my two children. It helped me to understand both sides of the “feeding frenzy” and feel more empathy towards all mothers.
Book Summary: The Sparkle Box
We have a little treat to get you ready for NEXT Christmas!
Book Summary: Advent with the Word
If you’re looking for ways to make your Christmas more Christ-centered, Aubrey Degn recommends Kirsten Holmberg’s Advent with the Word as a wonderful way to spiritually prepare ourselves for the holidays.
Book Summary: What Doctors Cannot Tell You
As my children’s health care advocate, I really want to have a good relationship with our physicians and be able to communicate effectively with them. I felt like this book was a very helpful glimpse into the mind of physicians and provided me with practical skills to better partner with them.