Motherhood is often punctuated by challenges, sometimes small and mundane and sometimes lasting and heart-wrenching. How can we get through them? The Stockdale Paradox, a mix of optimism and discipline, could be part of your solution.
Do your kids struggle to eat anything green? This book by two mothers, one a pediatrician and one a speech-language pathologist, is filled with practical tips on how to help kids eat adventurously.
If you are in the early years of motherhood with little ones at home, this book is for you. The book feels like a conversation with a friend, one who invites you to reflect and examine how you can “stop and smell” your children more.
Author Kim John Payne asks if we are building our families on “the four pillars of ‘too much’: too much stuff, too many choices, too much information, and too fast.” Then he discusses four layers of simplification: 1) environment; 2) rhythm; 3) schedules; and 4) filtering out the adult world.
More than anything, this book motivated me to make time in nature a priority for my family. I hope I can instill in my children an appreciation for this beautiful earth and, by doing so, help them discover who they really are.