I used to have more mom-related demands in some areas (diaper changing, mess-clean-up, bathing and feeding kids) and a lot less in others (driving to activities, helping with homework, dealing with moods, emotions, and friend drama). As my mom always says, life doesn’t get easier – it just gets different.
Posts in the "Patience" category:
There was a time, long ago, when I was perfect. And then . . . I had children.
Communication is more than just the act of listening. See what this mother learned about real communication and how it has helped her parent more effectively.
In this episode, April and Saren share memories and helpful strategies to help you get through that late afternoon “witching hour” and/or transform it into a positive part of your day.
In this podcast April Perry with Mary Jenkins discuss how The Power of Moms has helped create more structure in her family. She also talks about her favorite resources for children with autism, and provides encouragement for other mothers as well.
Why didn’t life go my way? Our accountant made an error and we owed $10,000 in taxes due that day! I wish I could tell you what happened inside my head that day and all I can say is I think I finally landed gratitude.
Are there days when you just want to tell your kids to dust off the boo-boo themselves, even though you see a pinprick of blood on their knee and a puddle of tears behind their eyes? Author Amy Fonseca gives advice on how to overcome “compassion fatigue” as mothers.
My sweet, darling baby boy has recently learned the words “NO!” and “UUGH!” and “MINE!” To his credit, he applies them appropriately. Just at inappropriate times. So, after going through this phase multiple times, here’s what I’ve discovered.
Are we so focused on creating the perfect memory to share with our children that we miss the special daily moments? Author Bethany Struthers shares how our best mothering memories will be created from real life as we exercise some patience and shift our priorities.
Do you ever feel like you’re in a tunnel, and life as a mother just feels dark, low, and uncertain? Here are my very best ideas for making those tunnels into refining moments that are full of light.
When Tiffany was six years old, her dad took a photograph of her brother “holding up” a tree while they were vacationing in a small canyon. Some 35 years later, Tiffany and her family were in that same canyon. Remembering that photo taught Tiffany a poignant lesson about our attempts to raise our families.
Sumitha Bhandarkar, of the website A Fine Parent, wrote a brilliant article with concrete, doable ideas on how to control our tempers.