Are you overwhelmed by Christmas Craziness? Just for fun, since none of us needed to sleep during the month of December anyway, Allyson Reynolds takes at look at a few of the things many of us feel like we want or should do during the Christmas season (and then she talks reality after).
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I’m not judging anyone who hands his or her kids the latest iPhone; several of my favorite teens carry one in their pockets. But if you buy your teen a little red flip phone, I promise they won’t be alone. And they’ll probably thank you for it.
I’ve already spent far too much of my life’s energy focusing on the negative. I want to spend as much of the rest of my life telling a a story of gratitude, a story of optimism, a story that focuses on all the beauty, joy, and love surrounding me every day.
When my oldest turned 9 and we began to struggle to get along, I thought back to when I was her age and tried to remember what I felt then. And then I began to consciously tell her my stories.
Consider what your end goal for this holiday season is. Write it down, and start working backwards!
I’ve gotten in my own way, losing out on opportunities to achieve goals or move toward becoming the woman and mom I want to be. So how did I get to the land of body love? It’s taken time, effort, and learning to live by a new set of ABC’s.
Take a moment to check in with yourself. How are you feeling? I know how it goes. You over-plan, over-schedule, and over-commit. Here are five ways that have helped me feel amazing despite my busy life, and they can help you, too.
I’m trying to stop assigning chores at the first sign of a break. I’m trying to stop myself from correcting my kids if they aren’t doing anything terribly wrong. I’m trying to let them just do their thang.
I would ask myself, “But how? How can I make it every day with pain that is so deep and dark? How do I keep going?” I soon realized I did not have to take it day by day. I could simply do minute by minute, slowly working through the cycle of grief while holding onto hope for a better tomorrow.
It may seem like every moment of our days are filled with mom-duties, but the truth is that there are little pockets of time (or more, depending on your season of mothering) that you can claim all for yourself. And then when you do have a few minutes for you, what do you deliberately do with them? Here are three moms’ ideas for how to wisely use that mom-time.
Often what is depicted on social media and blogs are solely the thrilling adventures of living abroad. But what about the initial adaptation period? What about the culture shock, homesickness, and loneliness? If you are an expatriate mother, I want you to know you are not alone.
It’s never too early to start teaching my kids that the generations in our family are linked, even if it’s mostly through choppy video calls. Here are four ways that I do it.