Stephanie Sprenger and Jessica Smock have never met one another face to face, but that did not stop them from building a powerful friendship and publishing a book about how mothers can create lasting friendships.
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I watched curiously as the young mother struggled across the road. She was pushing her baby’s stroller with one hand, hauling a heavy tricycle in her other hand, and carrying a screaming toddler under one of her arms. Suddenly, it occurred to me that I could ease her burden.
Social connections and a strong support system are key to a mother’s health and happiness, but mothers today often live far from “home” and the benefits of a built-in support system. If you’re feeling isolated and lonely, Allyson has eight great tips to building your own network of supportive friends.
Ever heard the expressions, “I have a lot on my plate” or “My plate is full right now”? During a recent conversation with a friend, I heard a ground-breaking idea. We all have different size plates!
You see them everywhere you go. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They appear harmless, even friendly. You’ve been exposed to them your entire life but they still have the power to intimidate you. Who are they? The other mothers.
How can we find time to connect with our fellow men and with our God in the midst of the busyness of motherhood? Author Sarah Ibbetson shares some ideas for simple, spiritual habits we can make part of our daily lives in order to more consistently spend time with God.
We need friends. We need to socialize. We need to have time face to face with other moms who “get” what we’re going through. Join Saren and April as they discuss a variety of ways to make this happen.
Many mothers take on a “super-mom” mentality and think that accepting help from others is a weakness. Join author Terri-Ann Gawthroupe as she explains how she learned to accept service from others and how it has blessed her life as a result.
My friend’s tense response to passive-aggressive criticism led me to rethink the way I verbalize my opinions and form judgments about other mothers.