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!
Posts in the "Getting Through Hard Times" category:
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!
I love that my girls are self-sufficient. We started that training when they were very young. But I am struggling with the fact that they will actually leave my house in the way-too-near future.
Adults and children who grapple with mental illness should talk about their struggles. Through my experience as a mother with bipolar disorder and major depression, I have collected some strategies that craft conversations of understanding, acceptance, and love.
Perhaps a degree is on your “someday” list but seems impossible during your stage of motherhood. These tips will help you see that this doesn’t have to be the case.