My arms lift and love through every grand gesture and mundane task of motherhood, of which there are many. And it’s not just my arms that have acquired strength. It’s all of me.
Posts in the "Finding More Joy" category:
Children need calmness. It gives them a kind of security. Peace and the control of temper is a powerful and important value that is largely a product of love and of the atmosphere created in a home!
A lot of people would say differently, but surely Thomas Paine was actually talking about moments of mothering mayhem when he penned the words, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” Right? I’m sure of it.
The juxtaposition of my experiences with two women in the library was clear. One saw me struggling and offered only judgement. The other stepped in to help in every way she could. Through even small acts of service we can encourage and uplift each other in powerful ways.
Why am I trying to be like other people when I am me? I am the person my husband and children need. I have talents, abilities, and goals that make me unique and special, just as you do. To compare myself to others lessens my value.
I’m in an overwhelming season of life, and it’s okay. I don’t need to fix my life. I don’t need to change myself. But I do need to change something.
This week it was easy to see where I fell short, but I can also see how I’ve grown. When my flaws revealed themselves, I showed the strength to get my act back together. What the worst parts of me had damaged, the best parts of me had fixed.
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 […]
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.