I lost many fights with fear before I won the battle. My favorite strategy is one simple question. I always ask myself, “What is the worst-case scenario?” After my daughter’s injury, I had jumped to the deadliest conclusions. Today, my worst-case scenarios are usually inconvenient or aggravating, not tragic.
Posts in the "Finding More Joy" category:
According to researchers, the teen brain grows and changes significantly during puberty. How can this knowledge influence the way we raise our teenagers?
Here are three powerful posts from members of our Power of Moms community–sure to leave you feeling uplifted, confident, and ready to make some important improvements to your current family life!
Motherhood can be both isolating and super busy—which can make it difficult to foster relationships with the women around us. In order to overcome some of this mom loneliness, I’ve tried these three strategies, and they have helped me immensely.
I think most of us are living a different version of motherhood than what we imagined. But I’m convinced we can thrive if we realign expectations and release the guilt. I’ve come to accept my children are more adaptable than I imagined and more gracious than I deserve.
Shyness often accompanies an introvert who hasn’t quite learned how to navigate her need for solitude and companionship. Do you have a shy child? Here, Amanda Hamilton Roos offers six ways to help shy children gain self-confidence.
Before I became a parent, I imagined playing carefree with my children for long stretches of time each day. Before I became a parent, I also didn’t realize that I would refuse my children’s requests to play with them several times on any given day because I had other things to do.
I love that my girls are self-sufficient. We started that training when they were very young. But I am struggling with the fact that they will actually leave my house in the way-too-near future.
Evenings at home can be hectic. You have probably been dealing with everyone’s problems all day long, and feeling a little frazzled. We’ve all had those days,but if you are frustrated with dinnertime, maybe you could benefit from a dinner planning system.
I KNOW it sounds crazy. How on earth can washing dirty clothes and linens be a beautiful experience? And why would we even want it to be beautiful? Isn’t laundry mundane, dirty work that we should do everything in our power to avoid? Ahhh, I understand the angst associated with laundry. Truly. But today I want to change the way you do laundry. And it has nothing to do with the soap you use or the way you fold or how you set up your laundry schedule.
Something big happened to me this week. Something . . .transformational. My youngest child started school.
Every family has its own way of adding value to the world and bringing in the money, and sacrifice is normally a factor in the equation. Each situation has its highs and lows. Remember that you and your spouse are team players and you each bring different skills to the playing field.