This week we are bringing back one of our earliest podcasts—Finding Joy When We’re Barely Surviving, which stemmed from this question from a mom in our community: “How am I supposed to find the joy in motherhood when all I can do is keep my head above water? I am barely surviving, let alone thriving!” […]
Posts in the "Getting Through Hard Times" category:
We all want to be successful in our vitally important role as mothers. But how do we know if we’ve done a good job when no one hands us a trophy, we don’t get graded, and there’s no performance review or pay raise to confirm our success? How do we keep from feeling like failures […]
Are you outlasting the challenges of motherhood? Or is your endurance in need of some work? As mothers, we need to remember that we are built for the long haul—to outlast the hard moments, days, weeks, and years we have before us. We are built to last.
My experience with bed bugs taught me a profound lesson in compassion and humility. We all have our daily battles. Some are more severe than others, yet each one is valid.
We all have days (or weeks or months) when when our best efforts just don’t seem to be enough. In this week’s episode, Saren shares her own struggles with “being enough” and reads three powerful posts that offer concrete ideas to help us see the good when we’re feeling pretty bad and recognize that we […]
Must-haves in an emergency go-bag can double to prepare your child both physically and psychologically.
My battle with Postpartum Depression was so hard and all-consuming that it shook my belief in myself as a mother. I hope that if you are a new mother with PPD, you will reach out for medical help without worrying about stigma or social pressure after reading about my experience.
When our school schedule changed, I could have looked ahead and thought about how it would affect our family. But it seemed I was determined to keep trying the same old thing, like a mouse returning to his old cheese, when my reality had shifted.
We’ve all been there—begging our little one to try just one bite! Sometimes our kids come a little more “picky” than we’d like. We went to our Power of Moms community to find out what “spoonful of sugar” you use to get those nutrients to go down.
Caring for very young children day in and day out is, quite simply, one of the most heroic things that happens on a daily, widespread basis. In truth, it makes me want to call out from the housetops, “Hats off to you, young mothers!”
As mothers, we train our children by teaching them, molding their character, disciplining them, hugging them, and being practical examples for them. Sometimes the hardest part is to just sit and wait.
The luminous love I feel for my baby, the gift I can offer her through the simple act of walking her to sleep, does not burn me—it gives me a warm, glowing happiness I refuse to share. I know it will elude me soon enough.