To all the mothers that think you are somehow failing—you aren’t. You are showing up. You are succeeding because you are trying. Even your weaknesses and crazy moments are teaching your children that just like they fall flat sometimes, so do you. You are still loved, needed, and strong.
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Do you sometimes forget to thank those whom you love the most? Author Amanda Hamilton Roos shares an idea for a sweet Thanksgiving tradition that will help you express gratitude to your immediate family.
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Motherhood can be both isolating and super busy—which can make it difficult to foster relationships with the women around us. In order to overcome some of this mom loneliness, I’ve tried these three strategies, and they have helped me immensely.
Now that it’s cooler, the idea of snuggling up and watching a movie sounds like a great way to spend an evening. But finding good, family-friendly Halloween movies can be a real challenge. Thankfully, our friend Jennifer Brimhall over at Raise the Good has made a list for us.
This book has allowed me to have more honest and open communication with my kids about their online worlds. It has been so helpful to see the issues that my kids are struggling with, as well as areas where they can be a source of help and strength to others.
For the past few years I’ve been worrying about how I can help my children find a healthy life balance in a tech-obsessed world. I realized that worrying wasn’t helping anything at all. I decided to change my limiting belief about my kids and tech and take a proactive approach to screen time instead.
Before I became a parent, I imagined playing carefree with my children for long stretches of time each day. Before I became a parent, I also didn’t realize that I would refuse my children’s requests to play with them several times on any given day because I had other things to do.
I love that my girls are self-sufficient. We started that training when they were very young. But I am struggling with the fact that they will actually leave my house in the way-too-near future.
After having raised a few teenagers, I have discovered something that works every time. If I make sure that I am sitting on the living room couch when they get home, they will come in through the door, sit down near me, and TALK! I have experienced this “little miracle” again and again with my […]
Learning to live in the present and appreciate the now is not as easy as it sounds. In the past, I’ve described myself as a frustrated perfectionist who is constantly vacillating between my desire to get things done and my desire to enjoy the moment before it’s gone. These are the things that have helped me (at times) to do just that.
In this podcast, April and Eric Perry share a few simple ideas for setting up systems that can help families make progress on their goals while strengthening family relationships.