This time of year is hard for me. It’s cold, dark, and the days seem to drag on forever. I’m not the only one who struggles at this time of year, so I wanted share some ideas to help out my fellow summer-loving friends.
Posts in the "Getting Through Hard Times" category:
A major shift in priorities took us from barely making it to thriving. Life is significantly easier now that we don’t owe others and can spend our money on things we couldn’t afford before. You can become financially free on any income.
Being happy is a choice. Witnessing all of the happiness my friends and family brought to my house during this difficult time was a reminder that I could be happy, too. I wanted to model happiness for my little ones. I wanted this to be my normal.
These three posts remind us that our thoughts are powerful. Listen in for ideas on defeating fear, finding gratitude within mini catastrophes, and creating ways to care for ourselves during a busy time of year. Enjoy!
What should we do if we or our loved ones are spending too much time on our devices? In this audio post, Andrea Davis shares five strategies to help our families fight technology addiction. Listen in for some practical ideas that can help!
To all the mothers that think you are somehow failing—you aren’t. You are showing up. You are succeeding because you are trying. Even your weaknesses and crazy moments are teaching your children that just like they fall flat sometimes, so do you. You are still loved, needed, and strong.
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.
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.
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.
Today we’re presenting three great posts from deliberate mothers in our community who have a LOT of wisdom to share!