I want my kids to feel a sense of belonging. I want them to believe deeply that they are a part of a whole and that they will never be alone in this sometimes lonely, disconnected world. I suppose I could laminate this sentiment on a piece of paper and stick it on the fridge, or I could just take down our Kangaroo mask and do a little dance.
During Passover, we retell the ancient story of the Exodus. It’s an old story, brimming with metaphors and themes. But the one that always speaks to me as a mother is the one I crunch into with the matzah:When the time comes, you don’t have to be totally prepared. You just take what you have and go.
I’ve read this book many times. Each time I read it, I find specific nuggets of practical wisdom that I can immediately incorporate into my parenting. I use it daily–no hourly!
Last January, I set a goal to do some sort of community service each month for 2012. We didn’t. But we did do five more acts of community service than we had ever done before. So that’s success right? And now, for 2013, I’m trying again.
Feeling unsure of how to keep up with everything and make the best of each day? Author Amanda Hamilton Roos reminds us that if we remember where to turn when we’re feeling overwhelmed, we will find that we are enough.
As parents, we are often expected to be the “leader.” But what would happen if we followed the lead of our child for a day? What would we learn? What treasures would we find? What truths would we discover? And what fun would be ours?
I know, I know–I’m supposed to take some “me time.” So why do I hate doing it?
Summertime generally means more family time. But does it also mean more sibling squabbling? If you feel like you’re spending your summer playing referee, Amanda Hamilton Roos has some new roles for you to play to end (or at least minimize!) the fighting.
In this final installment of the High-Wires of Motherhood, we explore the tentative and ever-shifting balance required in our relationship with our children. We go to The Incredible Tightrope of Raising Children.
Today’s post is the third in a four-part series by Amanda Hamilton Roos. We’ve talked about the fine mental lines every mother must balance within herself. This week we’ll talk about The Death-Defying Act of Walking the Tightrope with a Spouse.
Motherhood is like a three-ring circus. You are the juggler, the lion tamer, and the clown. But the one act mothers do over and over again is the tightrope walker. Today’s post is the second, in a four-part series, from The Power of Moms author Amanda Hamilton Roos, on balance.
Motherhood is like a three-ring circus. You are the juggler, the lion tamer, and the clown.But the one act mothers do over and over again is the tightrope walker. Today’s post is the first, in a four-part series, from The Power of Moms author Amanda Hamilton Roos, on balance.