My oldest son is humbling me, big time. I’m in some uncharted waters as we head into the teen years. But I’ve figured out a few things that really make a difference.
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What does it look like when an extroverted mother tries to raise an introverted child? For me, not so pretty at first. I’m still learning and adjusting my own behavior, but I’d like to share with you five tips that I think every extroverted mother should know when raising an introverted child.
If you ever dreamed about living abroad with your family–or just want to visit other countries through someone else’s perspective–this book is for you.
I get unraveled just about every day. I wish I didn’t, but every morning I wake up feeling like things are too hard. So here are four things I do to remind myself who I really am. Hopefully they’ll work for you, too!
Before I became a mother, I viewed myself as a reasonably intelligent and capable person. That idea changed quickly when my son was born.
Think for a moment about your best friend. What makes this person wonderful to you? My guess is that you could get out a pencil and paper right now and make a good solid list of what makes that person unique. Could you do the same for yourself?
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!
Have you ever had a deep inner desire to take control of your out-of-control life and make it simpler? I did!
In the midst of all the conflicting advice out there about what the best mothering practices are, it’s so easy to constantly second-guess ourselves. Includes a tongue-in-cheek chart that will help you see how silly some of our worries really are.
Before my son was born, I thought that preparation would be the key to parenting…What I hadn’t counted on was that parenting throws curve balls and that all the parenting books in the world aren’t going to help you figure out your own style as a parent.
Humans need rest, just like every other living thing, but just how is a mother supposed to get some time off? Often we are either working or feeling guilty that we’re not working. Instead, we need to learn to rest guilt-free! Here’s what helps me.
The best part about owning the title of Mother is that we don’t have to be defined solely by motherhood. There is a framework of interests, dreams and passions that make us individuals who are strong enough to stand alone.