I could have thrown down the camera that Sunday afternoon and walked away…I could have been disappointed I didn’t have any “picture-perfect” photos. But instead, what do I have? I have a wonderful, accurate portrayal of my life that I will treasure for years. I’m learning it isn’t about getting what you want, it is about wanting what you have.
The Blessings of a Slow Summer
My children will only be young once and summers don’t last forever. This summer I am committed to ‘treasure the doing’ of the ‘little things in life.’ I’m determined to make it a summer to remember.
The Magical Mother
One of my children asked what I was doing, and when I told them I was searching for some chocolate, my innocent child suggested, “Why don’t you just magic some?” I wish it worked like that.
Relax! It Won’t Last Forever
I hate sticky floors. But during a trip to Target, I realized that sticky floors–and whatever else is wearing my patience thin–won’t last forever.
Three Ways To Support Children in their Interests
The story behind our second child turning his city-raised parents into pseudo-farmers is a story for another day. But in the course of that happening, I have learned a few things that may be valuable to other parents, regardless of whether their children own goats, swim competitively, or perform with a marching band.
I Want To Be Fabulously Ordinary
By the proverbial standards of the world, it’s easy to classify the majority of mothers, by virtue of what we do, day in and day out, as ordinary. But make sure you don’t forget to use the word ‘fabulous’ in front of that description.
What Would the Trees Say?
When Tiffany was six years old, her dad took a photograph of her brother “holding up” a tree while they were vacationing in a small canyon. Some 35 years later, Tiffany and her family were in that same canyon. Remembering that photo taught Tiffany a poignant lesson about our attempts to raise our families.
My Family Being Normal Is Questionable
Is your family “normal”? Tiffany Sowby’s isn’t…and she’s perfectly fine with that.
I’m No Better Than You Are
Recently in a meeting, I happened to glance at the notes that were being taken by a lady in front of me. Several of the notes she had written down were goals to be a better mother to her children. I suddenly became squeamish in my seat. It wasn’t the goals themselves that caused my discomfort, […]
Picture Story: The Money Grab
Tiffany and her husband needed a way to motivate their five children to complete their daily tasks. Merv Griffin has nothing on the game they invented!
How I Enjoy Being a Mother NOW
Fortunately for Tiffany Sowby (and surely for her children), she realized somewhere along the way to stop waiting for the next milestone and enjoy the NOW. Here are four ways that are helping her enjoy being a mother NOW.
When a Child Loses a Beloved Pet
Tiffany Sowby’s son’s favorite goat died over the winter. Here, she shares what she’s learned about helping children cope with the death of a pet.