One of the best ways I’ve found to maximize time with my children, make them feel loved, help them become smarter, develop their vocabulary, raise them to be empathetic with high emotional intelligence–all while I get to crash on the couch–is reading aloud.
Posts in the "Finding More Joy" category:
You may have heard that Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” As a mom, whatever the “fail,” I can always find something that I learned. Whenever I see the hashtag #momfail, my heart hurts. Can we change it, please?
When bedtime didn’t go as planned, I found a way to show my son that I don’t just love him, I enjoy him too.
After my second baby was born, I was an emotional wreck. I had a meltdown about not feeling like me anymore. Eventually, I was able to make time in my regular routine for activities that bring me joy. With a little juggling, patience and planning, you can too!
For moms of challenging children, it does get easier. As you work hard every day to maintain your patience, your composure, and your sanity, celebrate your successes and forgive yourself for your failings. Know that one day, it will all pay off.
Hidden inside the simple lines of her son’s stick figure portrait were valuable lessons for one mom on what it means to be perfect.
There are so many ways to celebrate the loves in our lives on and around February 14. We get to create that love and those traditions in our families. So whether it’s with candlelit dinners, “heart attacks,” special breakfasts, or trinkets from the dollar store, look for ways to love.
I’ve pretty much been all the moms: the teenage mom, the mid-20’s mom, the “mature” mom, the single mom, the married mom, the stay-at-home mom, the working mom, etc. And I have learned many valuable lessons through all of these experiences. Here are some of the best.
A major shift in priorities took us from barely making it to thriving. Life is significantly easier now that we don’t owe others and can spend our money on things we couldn’t afford before. You can become financially free on any income.
Being happy is a choice. Witnessing all of the happiness my friends and family brought to my house during this difficult time was a reminder that I could be happy, too. I wanted to model happiness for my little ones. I wanted this to be my normal.
The first few years of motherhood were an adjustment as I learned to let go of my preconceived notions and sense of control to embrace the messiness and magic of motherhood.
We gathered responses from our Power of Moms community to see what their favorite holiday books are, and we’ve compiled a fabulous list here that we’re excited to share with you.