I often feel like motherhood is like a big game of Tetris. With shapes falling out of the sky, I need to make sure they land in their proper place. It’s fun in the beginning but, as the levels begin to advance, the game gets much harder-just like life.
Posts in the "Getting Through Hard Times" category:
Having sight but no vision, or living in a world of negativity, cripples the progress of the human soul. And mothering is all about souls. Below is wisdom, inspired by Helen Keller, debunking common myths that hold mothers back from embracing the power of optimism.
This year has been good, but it has also been challenging. Then a friend of mine recently wrote on Facebook that this has been “the best year of [her] life, hands down.” I thought about her sentiment and wondered if I could echo it. I wasn’t sure that I could.
What would you say to a mother who is wondering if it’s too late for her to have a positive impact on her children?
It’s a well-recorded and bemoaned fact that mothers don’t get sick days. In this profession, if I were to check out for a day to nurse a sub-par body, 1) chaos would ensue and, 2) number 1 wouldn’t even have a chance to happen because the small humans for whom I work would not let […]
Last Wednesday, I discovered that advanced parenting classes were being held at my local McDonald’s. Who knew that hidden among the greasy fried food, sugary fountain drinks, and cheap happy meal toys, was an opportunity to develop some parenting skills? The morning started early as I planned to meet a cleaning crew at our rental […]
My 7-year-old Eliza is a great teacher. She can teach her little brothers in a way that really works for them – and for her. Check out this spontaneous shoe-tying lesson she offered yesterday morning (I always mean to pull out my camera when she’s doing stuff like this – finally I caught it on […]
Remember how those labor pains feel? You can be in such intense pain one minute, then the next minute, you’re fine and comfortable, feeling excited for the new little person you’ll get to meet before long.
Then the next pain hits.
We are all princesses, right? Because of that fact I believe every woman should own a tiara. A simple headpiece, you say? Oh no, my dear, a tiara holds power! For instance, the other day I woke up and didn’t want to do a thing, but my house needed cleaning. As I walked past my […]
There were a lot of years when I thought I would never walk by the diaper aisle at the grocery store without stocking up…I dreamed of the days that I would be able to sleep in instead of waking to that annoying alarm clock and dragging myself out of bed…
I have recently gotten into bargain shopping. Grocery shopping has become, dare I say, a hobby. I religiously clip coupons from my four papers, organize them, pour over store advertisements and watch a website to help me with all this madness. My four-year-old will yell in support, “Wow, great bargain mom!” in the aisles of […]