After 15 years as a mother, the reasons why I think it’s so important to be there for my kids are not what you would think. The real reasons are the hard stuff. The “no fun” stuff. I want to be the one that takes care of all those things. Because I know that my husband and I love these kids more than anyone else on earth.
Posts in the "Getting Through Hard Times" category:
“Life and motherhood occasionally present us with circumstances that are trying, but misery is optional.” Rachel Sullivan shares her story of peace and growth after loosing an eye to cancer and through the struggles of motherhood.
I knew that when I grew up, I’d go to college, get married, and then have children of my own. My husband and I suffered through several miscarriages and five frustrating years of disappointments in the baby department. Perhaps the life I had always envisioned was not the one I was meant to have.
“Somehow, imagining our future grounded me more gratefully in the present.” Are you feeling drained and overcome by the chaos? Author Stephanie Sprenger reminds us that a time-based perspective might be just the recharge we need.
During a trip to Paris with her daughter, author Kim Hall learned that sometimes unexpected “forks in the road” lead us to croissants.
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.
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?
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.