The best part about owning the title of Mother is that we don’t have to be defined solely by motherhood. There is a framework of interests, dreams and passions that make us individuals who are strong enough to stand alone.
Posts in the "Individuality" category:
A new mother is born right along with that first baby, and figuring out how to mesh your original self with your new self can be a tough and exhilarating journey. That’s where The Power of Individuality comes in. During April, we’ll focus on its relationship to motherhood.
What;s your Personal Best? Join April Perry and Andrea Davis as they discuss methods for focusing on our own “personal bests” and giving ourselves relief from trying to measure up to someone else’s standards.
As a mother of teens in a society full of pressure and pain, it has always been so important for me to feel like my kids can come to me with any problem and we can work it out together. Recently I’ve been led to wonder if I have really done enough to position myself as the first one my teen would come to with a serious problem.
Do you ever wish your children came with an instruction manual? Lori Radun, a certified life coach, inspirational speaker, and author of The Momnificent Life, gives her “Quick Start Guide”, based on her 21 years as a mother.
In No Biking in the House Without a Helmet, Greene reflects on her journey to adoption, raising children (both biological and adoptive) and what it means to be a family.
If you’ve ever taken personality tests, you may have noticed there are varying degrees of accuracy. To be honest, I don’t usually give much credence to personality tests. However, my daughter and I were fascinated when this one hit the nail on the head.
It’s an interesting vantage point, in yoga class, as we all stand on one foot, in a room full of other people standing on one foot. We are all beautiful but, in attempting our own “Mother Pose” we often stand alone. Dawn shares how to find your own unique pose.
Who really teaches more, the mother or her child? Follow six sweet conversations this mother has in the early morning hours with her child and see what secrets to happiness she learns . . . through the eyes of a child.
Here is how it happens to me. I read a book, talk to a friend, or see a parenting show on TV, and suddenly I’m sure I have the solution to all my problems. I’m always looking for the “perfect plan.” If you guessed that I’m still looking, you’re right.
Hilary Rosen put her foot in her mouth when she suggested Ann Romney had “never worked a day in her life” because she chose to be a stay-at-home mom. Unfortunately, her comment rekindled the age-old war of Stay-at-Home vs. Working Moms. The last thing we need is another war on that battlefield!
One of the things that causes me the most angst as a mother is knowing which direction to steer my children when it comes to extracurricular activities. Should you wait for your child to show interest in a particular activity, or choose it for them?