Have you ever had one of those days when the house is a mess, the kids are sick, and a friend comes over unexpectedly to witness the chaos? Author Jennifer Brimhall shares how she has learned to keep perspective and be gentle with herself on those popcorn days.
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All mothers would agree that life is a juggling act with shifting roles, responsibilities, and even realities. Find out what this mother learned at work and applied to her mothering that made all the difference.
After becoming a mother for the sixth time, I realized that just as I am patient with a child sounding out an unfamiliar word, I need my children to be patient with me as I try to slowly sound out how life should flow with six small children.
Before Nate’s birth, I had what I thought was a pretty good life. I had a husband who was working two jobs to take care of our family, two sweet little girls, and a home we loved. But I didn’t realize how shallow I had become.
When I tell people that I’m grateful our family has never had enough money to fly for our vacations, they seem surprised. After all, who likes a long road trip? I do! When we started road-tripping, our vacations always amounted to pretty much what I expected in terms of what we’d see and do once […]
Nothing is quite as relaxing as a session of yoga–until you get attacked by preschoolers. Enjoy a laugh as this mother shares her humorous (and all-too-realistic) directions for how to get through it.
Recent comments by the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch have Allyson Reynolds thinking about the anatomy of cool. What message should we be sending our children?
As mothers, sometimes it seems like we blink and our children have grown and changed right before our eyes. Kortni Miller reminds us to savor each of our children’s moments in her article “Growing Pains,” as she draws attention to the seemingly small things we can savor in everyday life as mothers.
Even though I had a long to-do list, I realized that rocking and singing to my son is the most important thing I accomplished today.
By protecting our kids from the dangers outside, are we keeping them inside, within earshot, and unknowingly feeding them to the dangers of screen time and a sedentary lifestyle? How do we find balance between allowing our children independence and protecting them from the dangers that surround them?
Going through the toddler years six times with six different children has taught me perspective and patience. Now, instead of thinking, “This is my entire life, and I am failing as a mother!” I remember that kids go through phases. They just do. It is part of their learning, and that learning process may take awhile.
Are you having trouble getting your kids to listen? Adina Socolf knows you can’t make children listen…but you can help them learn.