You see them everywhere you go. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They appear harmless, even friendly. You’ve been exposed to them your entire life but they still have the power to intimidate you. Who are they? The other mothers.
Don’t Worry about It
In the midst of all the conflicting advice out there about what the best mothering practices are, it’s so easy to constantly second-guess ourselves. Includes a tongue-in-cheek chart that will help you see how silly some of our worries really are.
Introduction to The Power of Individuality
A new mother is born right along with that first baby, and figuring out how to mesh your original self with your new self can be a tough and exhilarating journey. That’s where The Power of Individuality comes in. During April, we’ll focus on its relationship to motherhood.
Downton Abbey and Motherhood
Have you ever dreamed of having a house full of servants, a la Downton Abbey? Allyson Reynolds has three reasons why doing the domestic “dirty work” of motherhood might have its own rewards.
Patience Isn’t Just for Kids
Patience is a topic we usually reserve for our relationships with our children. But what about developing patience for yourself as the mother of these demanding creatures? Do you work as hard at having patience with yourself as you do at having patience with your children?
Love Is What Matters
I did something this past month I’ve been wanting to do for years: I had all our old home videos put onto DVD. And even though I was ecstatically happy to finally have them in a ready-to-watch format, I found myself bawling–bawling–as I sat down to watch the infant years of our family. But this isn’t really meant to be a post about the bittersweet agony of watching your children grow up before your very eyes on a wide screen TV
Introduction to the Power of Patience
Photo by Nichole Carter
As a mother, when you hear the word “patience,” what comes to mind? (Besides, “I have none.”) For me, it’s the image of a woman who can “keep calm and carry on” amidst all the daily noise, chaos and demands of her children – whatever the age.
Stamping Out Perfectionism in Motherhood (video included)
In the quest to be better, sometimes women get sidetracked with the quest to be perfect. Author, Allyson Reynolds, defines what the “perfect mother” really looks like.
10 Ways To Turn Off your Valentine
Valentine’s Day may be officially over, but nurturing loving relationships should be something we think about all year long. Yes, I know this blog is about motherhood and not relationships, but if there’s anything that affects our mothering on a daily basis, it’s how we get along with our spouse.
The Greatest Love of All?
I was a teenager when Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love of All” catapulted to the top of the charts. And while I belted it out with the best of them, the message of the song always kind of rubbed me the wrong way. The greatest love of all is to love myself? Really? As a person […]
Introduction to the Power of Love
Mother love, “I Love You” rituals, Valentine’s Day ideas, we’ve got plenty of new thoughts, ideas and reminders for you this month as we explore the power of love together. Check out some introductory ideas here.
Accidents Happen. That’s Okay.
Spilled applesauce, a sentimental souvenir ruined, soiled bedding, a twice-backed-into car, broken plates, a puppy running through a paint tray, all in a matter of days. How did Allyson manage to hold it together?
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