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.
3 Easy But Impactful Ways to Build Deeper Friendships
Motherhood can be both isolating and super busy—which can make it difficult to foster relationships with the women around us. In order to overcome some of this mom loneliness, I’ve tried these three strategies, and they have helped me immensely.
It Is What It Is
How do you deal with stressful situations in a healthy way? Rachel Nielson has a simple, effective way to handle frustration without resorting to negativity.
Three Easy Valentine’s Day Traditions for the Whole Family
Holidays as a great opportunity to build the family culture and connection in our homes, and the “holiday of love” is a perfect time to do that. Here are three of our best ideas for easy and memorable family traditions for Valentines Day!
Worth Fighting For
Diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35, this incredible mother raised three girls and left a legacy that will inspire every one of us. You do not want to miss this beautiful tribute, written by one of her daughters.
Anchored by Beautiful Moments
A trusted friend once told me, “In motherhood, the hard moments sometimes outnumber the beautiful moments, but the beautiful moments always outweigh the hard moments.” I have developed a few strategies to give the perfect moments in motherhood even more weight so they can anchor me through the hard times.
Come with Me to Africa and See What Hope Looks Like
Pastor Norman taught me that big things are possible–anything is possible–with hope, faith, and the gathering together of good people.
What A Trip To Africa Taught Me About Motherhood
In this powerful post, Rachel Nielson introduces us to a hero-mother that she met in South Africa and explains an exciting fundraiser we are hosting this week at Power of Moms.
How One Phone Conversation Helped Me to Stop Feeling “Mom-Guilt”
I will forever be grateful to my wise friend, Laney, who, in one life-changing conversation, helped me to start challenging “mom-guilt.”
Finding Hope and Beauty in Motherhood with Rachel Nielson- Episode 168 [Audio Post]
In today’s podcast, author Rachel Nielson reads four of her articles about concrete ways that she finds hope and fulfillment as a mother, even in the hardest of times.
What if I Don’t Like Playing with My Kids?
I was recently with a group of my trusted friends when I sheepishly admitted that I don’t like playing with my kids. Fortunately, they had lots of good ideas of ways to make play more natural and enjoyable for me as a mother.
How to Journal as a Busy Mom
Since becoming a mother, it is hard to find blocks of uninterrupted time to sit, reflect, and write. But it is so important to me that my children have a record of the beautiful moments in their lives. If, like me, you want to keep a journal but struggle to find the time as a busy mother, here are five tips.