Telling our stories helps us to diffuse the past as we process and release our emotions about our experiences. Then, when we find ourselves in a stressful situation with our children, we can bring ourselves back to emotional equilibrium and think clearly about how to respond.
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The juxtaposition of my experiences with two women in the library was clear. One saw me struggling and offered only judgement. The other stepped in to help in every way she could. Through even small acts of service we can encourage and uplift each other in powerful ways.
Kids are back in school and you have high hopes for this school year. But working with your child’s school isn’t always so cut and dried. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some you who could turn to for some answers to your specific question?
I can’t say I’m grateful for all the ups and downs we’ve had. But I can say I’m grateful for what our not-so-easy love has taught us. It’s taught us the value of simple, faithful, dependable togetherness. The kind that doesn’t give up—it grows up.
In our society, everything is so push-button, immediate gratification, and end-result oriented. How do you teach your children to be less self-centered and more outward focused?
When I open my baby book, I study my mother’s quirky handwriting. Maybe even back then she was thinking that someday I could read it and know the little bits of my history that only she knew.
It is always a challenge to strike a balance between getting things done and spending quality time with your family. Read one mom’s experience with choosing quality time over clean mirrors.
Must-haves in an emergency go-bag can double to prepare your child both physically and psychologically.
How can we as mothers bring healthy and positive emotions into our parenting–and get our kids to laugh more? Kate and April share ideas on how we can make space for our children’s emotions (and ours, as well!).
As preschools and kindergartens focus more and more on skills and readiness checklists, on worksheets and pre-determined crafts, our small children are missing some of the magic of early childhood.
Are you getting worried about summer? Often we want to use this season wisely and well, but be relaxed at the same time. We want to spend time with our kids, but we also don’t want them to drive us crazy! Before I continue about this audiopost, I wanted to mention a site with […]
When I took the Color Code personality test back in my single days, I discovered I seek fun, enjoy fun, and am motivated by fun. As a mother, this has influenced my children as well. They’ve learned they can create fun from any situation.