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.
Posts in the "Getting Through Hard Times" category:
You are Enough – Episode 214
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 […]
Packing Your Child’s Emotional “Go-Bag”
Must-haves in an emergency go-bag can double to prepare your child both physically and psychologically.
10 Things I Wish I’d Known About Postpartum Depression
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.
Who Moved My Cheese?
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.
Question of the Month: How Do YOU Conquer the Pickies?
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.
Hats Off To You, Young Mothers
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!”
Spiritual Sundays: Waiting for Children to Rise
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.
Beyond the Body
What began as a mother’s worst fear became her greatest inspiration. Read a mother’s beautiful tribute to her daughter, a truly one of a kind child born with a rare genetic abnormality, a zest for life, and the determination to defy the odds.
Pregnancy is filled with joy and anticipation. It can also be brimming with nausea, heartburn, and aching joints. My pregnancies fell mostly in the latter category. Here begins the tale of two pregnancies.
Spiritual Sundays: When Prepartum Depression Meets Spiritual Discipline
I was really scared to get pregnant again. I didn’t want my family to go through another nine months of chaos if I couldn’t successfully manage my depression. I feel blessed to say that I’ve received divine inspiration these past seven months on how to better do this.
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