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.
Posts in the "Intention" category:
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.
A few years ago, my family was going through a lot of changes. I looked for books to help my two-year-old know what to expect, but it was hard to find age-appropriate story lines. So I wrote my own book! It might be a perfect approach for you, too.
With all your holiday to-dos, have you made time and space for what’s most important? As the Christian seasons of Advent and Christmas are right around the corner, here are 4 simple ideas to make time for Scripture during this festive, full, and sometimes frantic season of our lives as mothers.
It’s 7:00 a.m. Your hair is a mess; your house is a mess. Your breath is bad–but your attitude is even worse. Is there any way to turn this morning around? Crystal Paine of the website Money Saving Mom has ten suggestions for small but very effective things that a mom can do if she wakes up feeling like a grouch.
In search of something pumpkin for her daughter, a college freshman, Jennifer Wolfe finds herself surrounded by other college freshman. She wants their mothers to know: they are doing just fine.
We have spent less time on our phones and trying to chase the “shiny pennies” in life and have spent more time holding hands, reading to our kids, building train tracks with our toddlers, taking family walks, baking treats for neighbors and speaking words of love, encouragement and kindness. This book has changed us.
If you’re feeling some mommy fatigue or want to find more joy in motherhood, join our 21 Day Re-energizing Motherhood Challenge.
Jerry Braza uses the analogy of a garden, as well as wisdom from many different beliefs and cultures, to teach us how to cultivate goodness in our own minds. By doing so we create optimal conditions for developing “mindful relationships” with those we love.
Raising teenagers does present new parenting challenges. This book is helpful in identifying some of the hard things teenagers are going through and what we, as parents, can do to help them.