I was recently with a group of my trusted friends when I sheepishly admitted that I don’t like playing with my kids. Fortunately, they had lots of good ideas of ways to make play more natural and enjoyable for me as a mother.
Posts in the "Balance" category:
I liked the idea of wrestling with a yoga pose. I liked not doing a half-way job for 60 seconds and then moving on.. I wanted, desperately, to peel back the pose to its core. Lately I’ve been wondering: what if this philosophy could be applied to motherhood?
When I asked my five-year-old how we could improve the transition of our new baby into our family, I was surprised by his thoughtful response.
A few years ago, my family was going through a lot of changes. I looked for books to help my two-year-old know what to expect, but it was hard to find age-appropriate story lines. So I wrote my own book! It might be a perfect approach for you, too.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed when facing tasks and problems that normally wouldn’t bother you? (Maybe you experience hormonal swings throughout the month?) If so, you’re not alone, and April and Eric Perry have a really specific “prescription” that works in their family.
I love my son’s morning routine chart because it holds me accountable for the things that are important to me as a mother—the things that would probably get lost in the midst of the urgent “to-dos” and daily craziness of motherhood, if they weren’t included in our simple chart.
The fact is that there are more things to do in life than time to do them. If we’re feeling overwhelmed, it could be because we’re trying to fit WAY too much on our plate. The strategies outlined in this audio post can help fix that!
Are you feeling excited but also overwhelmed by the new school year? In a recent article entitled “This School Year, I’m Cutting Myself Some Slack,” author Victoria Fedden offers some wisdom to mothers for avoiding getting “manic” in our goal-setting at this time of year.
Have you ever judged another mother for doing something, only to find yourself doing the exact same thing later? If you need a good laugh, check out this lighthearted post from Brooke Romney about how she learned not to judge.
If you’ve ever wished you could do MORE for your children (even though you’re doing the best you can), here’s a fresh perspective.
Ever feel like you simply need a break? Do you feel guilty if you sit down to rest at night…especially if there are still dishes in the sink? This wise post by Pricilla Dickinson has really resonated with our Power of Moms community, and April and Saren are excited to talk about it…and share some of their own stories.
How can we restore family harmony in the face of discord? Melissa Carter shares what one experience taught her about family relationships, daily tasks, and mothering instincts.