Being in control of life simply is not possible: kids get sick, plans get cancelled, job layoffs happen. While the unknown can be scary, being mindful can bring us peace. This book takes the somewhat overwhelming task of beginning a mindfulness meditation practice and makes it accessible for all.
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Sometimes we spend time on social media thinking we are using that time for ourselves when, in reality, we’re letting our digital world overwhelm us.
There is no substitute for a good night’s rest! Going to bed early may just make all the difference in helping you accomplish your daily goals. Check out this article for specific suggestions, so you can make getting to bed on time a priority.
I used to think that patience was just not part of my personality, but I’ve learned that patience is in fact a skill—something that can be practiced and improved.
This article was originally published on June 4, 2011. It used to drive me crazy when mothers of older children would say this to me. All I could think was how easy it was for them to say that when their children could bathe themselves, dress themselves, feed themselves, entertain themselves, get in and out […]
What do your hands say about you? I have my mother’s hands–overworked, baggy knuckled, a bit bony, sinewy hands. They are cracked, but not dry and they are skinny but not delicate. These hands are tools, not accessories.
When you are in the thick of caring for an infant, waking up every two hours day or night, it’s difficult to imagine that life will ever be different. I really thought those first few months were my new normal forever.… I was wrong, yet too tired to know it.
I loved reading my husband’s thoughts on being home full-time. I have been validated and buoyed up in my mothering since reading his words.
Motherhood isn’t about being, it’s about becoming. At each stage of motherhood, we are beginners. We don’t just become mothers when we give birth; we become mothers as we trudge through all the trial and error, the self-doubt, the worry, the overwhelmingly hard days, and the joy, too.
Would you like some practical ideas to help you live a life that focuses better on the things you care about the most? Join Saren Eyre Loosli, April Perry, Allyson Reynolds, and Kelly King Anderson in a fun Learning Circle-type discussion about how they pick their priorities (or at least how they’re trying…).
At this time of year, it’s so easy to get caught up in the letters to Santa, the hustle and bustle of getting gifts for our children, the parties, the events that we lose track of some of the most beautiful opportunities this season has to offer. In this episode, Saren reads three chapters from […]
A trusted friend once told me, “In motherhood, the hard moments sometimes outnumber the beautiful moments, but the beautiful moments always outweigh the hard moments.” I have developed a few strategies to give the perfect moments in motherhood even more weight so they can anchor me through the hard times.