We all want to be successful in our vitally important role as mothers. But how do we know if we’ve done a good job when no one hands us a trophy, we don’t get graded, and there’s no performance review or pay raise to confirm our success? How do we keep from feeling like failures […]
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The magic of childhood. How do you make it last, respect it, and hold on to it? By observing, engaging, and nurturing our children’s imaginations, not only can we preserve the magic, we can participate in it.
Ever wonder how to fill your time at home with young children? This article shares six great book recommendations for spending your time in meaningful ways—both with the children and by yourself.
It is always a challenge to strike a balance between getting things done and spending quality time with your family. Read one mom’s experience with choosing quality time over clean mirrors.
My experience with bed bugs taught me a profound lesson in compassion and humility. We all have our daily battles. Some are more severe than others, yet each one is valid.
When I was cut off from technology, I found an inner clarity and peace that I hadn’t thought possible in a hectic home with four young children. As it turned out, it was possible all along. I just had to stop staring at a screen long enough to see it.
I liked that this book taps into our natural tendency to think “How did my parents handle this situation? Was I like this as a kid??” It helps you think through your experiences to identify the cause of your parenting style and see if a change needs to be made.
We all have days (or weeks or months) when when our best efforts just don’t seem to be enough. In this week’s episode, Saren shares her own struggles with “being enough” and reads three powerful posts that offer concrete ideas to help us see the good when we’re feeling pretty bad and recognize that we […]
Must-haves in an emergency go-bag can double to prepare your child both physically and psychologically.
After years of struggling with how to “do it all,” I’ve finally figured out a simple idea (though still not easy in practice) for how to get everything done.
I realized that while I had been motivated to change and grow, the methods I had tried were simply too big and not focused on making small changes.
This book is certainly not a book about motherhood, but the implications for us as women and mothers is obvious.