Do you sometimes wonder where “the old you” went? Looking for ways to replenish this year? Here are some great ideas!
Posts in the "Intention" category:
Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them. –Richard L. Evans (Click for printable version.)
Attentive listening is arguably the supreme gift we can give children of any age, but especially our teenagers. And the big bonus is that it doesn’t cost a cent.
This is one of the most uncomfortable parts of parenthood, right? Speaking with our children about intimacy, sexual relationships and other really personal topics. Well, it doesn’t have to be. Dina Alexander, from Educate and Empower Kids, has made this process SO much easier with this three-part book series. Please join April and Dina as they […]
In this week’s episode, Saren interviews our good friend Amy McCready about her book, The Me, Me, Me Epidemic. Amy shares three powerful tools from the “Un-Entitler Toolbox” included in her book and offers perspective on the underlying causes and solutions for entitlement. Show Notes The Me, Me, Me […]
In this podcast Desiree Ward talks about how she has implemented daily quiet time with her children. April and Desi share their top tips for making quiet time a success for you and your children! For more ideas on creating a special quiet time at your house check out April’s original post, Mommy’s Quiet Time […]
I (April) met Joanne Miller in person a few months ago, though I’ve known of her for years. Knowing what I know now, I wish it hadn’t taken me so long to find her. You know how deliberate motherhood feels utterly impossible sometimes? Maybe you feel like you’re stretched too thin or that the cards are totally stacked […]
In the spirit of encouraging growth and freedom, I’ve made a list of things I will not fix for my kids this summer…
There are many things I want to do in my life and most of them are made more difficult by motherhood: write books, travel the world, get a master’s degree, read more, learn photography, take classes in everything from art to astronomy…Ultimately I realized, who I want to be is more important than all of those things that I want to do.
Desperately looking for a few quiet moments to think? Is there spit up all over your last clean shirt? If we want to strengthen the next generation of mothers (and ourselves), the details of our challenges can’t be forgotten. Here are some ideas to help.
When I was younger, my dream was to be a mom. I envisioned myself married, having four kids (two boys and two girls, of course) and wearing scarves on my head (hey, I was born in the 70’s!) while driving everyone around to Little League.
Since becoming a mother, it is hard to find blocks of uninterrupted time to sit, reflect, and write. But it is so important to me that my children have a record of the beautiful moments in their lives. If, like me, you want to keep a journal but struggle to find the time as a busy mother, here are five tips.