I’ve struggled to know how to respond in that moment when I’m feeling exhausted and frustrated and the older lady tells me to “enjoy every moment.” I think the message underneath her advice is, “I miss my kids. I miss being a mom.”
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We knew she was often on social media, scrolling through the feeds of her friends and assessing how many likes their photos had compared to her own. So, as a family, we decided to establish when and where we could be on social media and how we would use it.
Looking back on my transition from working full-time to becoming a harried new mom and then eventually a seasoned household CEO, I’ve pinpointed some tactics that helped me through the hard years.
I found myself at the end of the day, frustrated and angry at myself for failing to do what I should have done. Then in a quiet moment I thought, Stop listing your failures. Start listing your successes.
I have worked diligently over the past few weeks to create a free eBook containing five critical conversations that help parents broach tough topics, repair past damage, and create loving communication practices for the future.
When you run into a challenge, do you ever wish you could “phone a friend” or call in a back up? See how one mother does just that.
When you have to confront your child’s teacher about a problem, it’s natural to be a bit anxious. So how do you approach these difficult situations? There are specific things you can do before, during, and after the conversation to increase the odds of a successful outcome.
A few years ago, my family was going through a lot of changes. I looked for books to help my two-year-old know what to expect, but it was hard to find age-appropriate story lines. So I wrote my own book! It might be a perfect approach for you, too.
I (April) learned some powerful lessons this past month, and I share the (somewhat embarrassing) stories in this podcast with hopes that you’ll be able to learn from my mistakes and have some aha experiences of your own!
My son Kyle was diagnosed at week 11 of my pregnancy with Trisomy 18, a fatal genetic disorder. We had two young daughters, and sometimes it was hard to know what to say to them about something so big, but I’m so glad we didn’t keep the truth from them.
If you or someone you love is going through depression or anxiety, I HAVE to introduce you to my virtual mental health coach, Dr. David Burns. This recent podcast of his is amazing, and it will help you and your family.
How do you deal with stressful situations in a healthy way? Rachel Nielson has a simple, effective way to handle frustration without resorting to negativity.