My mother didn’t make me quit, nor did she make me play, she simply inspired me. She showed me that you’re never too old to try something new, and that even when you mess up, you just keep on playing through.
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I’ve learned to rest instead of trying to look the part of a mom who has it all together. I watch a movie with my children while we cuddle on the couch. I ignore a sink full of dirty dishes. I shut my eyes for a nap.
Why didn’t life go my way? Our accountant made an error and we owed $10,000 in taxes due that day! I wish I could tell you what happened inside my head that day and all I can say is I think I finally landed gratitude.
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.
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.