As mothers, we train our children by teaching them, molding their character, disciplining them, hugging them, and being practical examples for them. Sometimes the hardest part is to just sit and wait.
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We believe that children are just an extension of their parents. If our children accomplish something amazing, it’s our accomplishment. If they fail miserably, it’s our failure. But our children are not a reflection of us; they are made in the image of God.
What began as a mother’s worst fear became her greatest inspiration. Read a mother’s beautiful tribute to her daughter, a truly one of a kind child born with a rare genetic abnormality, a zest for life, and the determination to defy the odds.
You don’t have to wait for your kids to behave better or for your house to be cleaner in order to get off of the roller coaster. You don’t need anything outside of you to change. All you need is to pay attention to what is happening in your mind.
Give yourself patience if you feel bogged down and overwhelmed by all of the things you want to become. It’s okay to embrace snail speed.
I used to think that patience was just not part of my personality, but I’ve learned that patience is in fact a skill—something that can be practiced and improved.
What do your hands say about you? I have my mother’s hands–overworked, baggy knuckled, a bit bony, sinewy hands. They are cracked, but not dry and they are skinny but not delicate. These hands are tools, not accessories.
Ever feel like you’re spending the “best years” of your life living in chaos? Here’s a humorous experience to which you can DEFINITELY relate–as well as some food for thought on your worth as a mother.
Motherhood isn’t about being, it’s about becoming. At each stage of motherhood, we are beginners. We don’t just become mothers when we give birth; we become mothers as we trudge through all the trial and error, the self-doubt, the worry, the overwhelmingly hard days, and the joy, too.
Would you like some practical ideas to help you live a life that focuses better on the things you care about the most? Join Saren Eyre Loosli, April Perry, Allyson Reynolds, and Kelly King Anderson in a fun Learning Circle-type discussion about how they pick their priorities (or at least how they’re trying…).
I will forever be grateful to my wise friend, Laney, who, in one life-changing conversation, helped me to start challenging “mom-guilt.”
Last year we had a do-it-yourself Halloween. By that, I don’t mean that I got all crafty with Pinterest-inspired stuff. I mean the kids did it THEMSELVES. And it worked out just great. We’re going for the same approach this year!