At my first set of student-teacher conferences, I was taken aback when an Indian mother turned to me and said, “Please be stricter with my son. he needs a firm hand, and he needs to take his studies much more seriously.” I had thought her son was doing just fine, but she clearly thought he could do much better.
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Can you think of something that seems totally inconsequential or unsophisticated, but it brings you physically and emotionally closer to the ones you love?
This is SO much more than a book. This is a movement that is taking off like wildfire out there in the book publishing world. Will you help? We’re working to make the NYT list by SATURDAY.
Our new book, Motherhood Realized, launched this week. And I thought it would be appropriate to share a special story that has been close to my heart. Many of you know that my mother is in the last stages of Alzheimer’s. It’s been progressing over the past three years, and seeing this hero of mine […]
This excerpt from “Mitten Strings for God” is full of wise words about what happens in a family when the TV goes off. (Just in time for Screen-Free Week!)
Author and mother of five Catherine Arveseth reviews her favorite children’s books from 2012.
It’s tough to feel like your efforts go unnoticed and like there’s nothing to show for your back breaking, heart wrenching work. Whenever I’m feeling this way, I am reminded of the following excerpt from Nicole Johnson’s novel, The Invisible Woman.
Editor’s Note: Below is an excerpt from Katrina Kenison’s book, Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry (Grand Central Publishing, 2002) Being a mother today seems to require that we move too fast most of the time. Much as we may crave quiet interludes with our children, family mealtimes, and meaningful rituals, […]