Motherhood is often punctuated by challenges, sometimes small and mundane and sometimes lasting and heart-wrenching. How can we get through them? The Stockdale Paradox, a mix of optimism and discipline, could be part of your solution.
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This article was originally published on June 14, 2010. Submitted by Leslie Harkness: When Aaron and I were married in August 2002, our hopes and dreams of starting a family felt so close and we started trying to have a baby right away. After a few disappointing years, loads of tests and surgery… in March […]
When you are in the thick of caring for an infant, waking up every two hours day or night, it’s difficult to imagine that life will ever be different. I really thought those first few months were my new normal forever.… I was wrong, yet too tired to know it.
Are you depressed? If so, you’re not the only one. In fact, the third Monday of every January (this coming week) has been dubbed “Blue Monday” since 2005. Just check out this article to see how you can put the “blues” behind you.
Would you like some practical ideas to help you live a life that focuses better on the things you care about the most? Join Saren Eyre Loosli, April Perry, Allyson Reynolds, and Kelly King Anderson in a fun Learning Circle-type discussion about how they pick their priorities (or at least how they’re trying…).
A trusted friend once told me, “In motherhood, the hard moments sometimes outnumber the beautiful moments, but the beautiful moments always outweigh the hard moments.” I have developed a few strategies to give the perfect moments in motherhood even more weight so they can anchor me through the hard times.
Are you struggling with something hard in your life right now? Is survival mode or negative self talk starting to overwhelm you? You’re not alone-we’ve all been there! These three audio posts are from other moms in the trenches. Find out how they have learned to get through hard times and see the beauty of […]
What I produce on a day-to-day basis barely ever lasts a few hours. But I get to teach, shape, and influence a human being. What I accomplish in raising my daughter is beyond anything I could have ever imagined.
While mini-catastrophes mean nothing in comparison to the larger problems of the world, these types of experiences happen day in and day out in family life. And if we aren’t careful, they can wear us down and cause us to look at our otherwise wonderful lives through an irritated and gloomy lens.
Rachel Nielson, a board member with Power of Moms, recently recorded a podcast with the Marvelous Moms Club about her amazing mother, who battled breast cancer for thirteen years.
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.
Every relationship has age-appropriate boundaries. Recognizing and respecting those boundaries can heal your mother-daughter relationships.