I think parenting is the single greatest endeavor I will ever embark upon, and because of that, I think it deserves my very best, most deliberate behavior. However, I no longer believe that what I do is the only thing that matters.
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I am not exaggerating when I say that we cannot do without this designated Family Time now. It is sacred and precious, and requires nothing but showing up. I had no idea anything about parenting could be this easy.
A couple weeks ago I realized that my opinion of my body has almost nothing to do with how it looks and almost everything to do with how I am treating it. Here’s my simple plan for a healthier lifestyle as opposed to a crash diet over the summer.
I watched curiously as the young mother struggled across the road. She was pushing her baby’s stroller with one hand, hauling a heavy tricycle in her other hand, and carrying a screaming toddler under one of her arms. Suddenly, it occurred to me that I could ease her burden.
You have a powerful voice, and the more you use it, the stronger it will become. Join Sarah Hull and April Perry (in their minivan-sound-studio) as they encourage you to confidently and deliberately develop your own voice.
There are plenty of logical reasons why motherhood should be synonymous with “insanity.” But one secret I’ve learned over the years is that the beautiful, magnificent privilege of motherhood simply defies logic.
When Tiffany was six years old, her dad took a photograph of her brother “holding up” a tree while they were vacationing in a small canyon. Some 35 years later, Tiffany and her family were in that same canyon. Remembering that photo taught Tiffany a poignant lesson about our attempts to raise our families.
We’re all about looking our children in the eye, validating their feelings, and helping them feel important and heard. While I agree that it’s absolutely vital to acknowledge and validate a child’s feelings, I actually think there are times when the best thing you can do for them is to simply ignore them.
In viewing myself as a dandelion, I was able to understand my own position as a mother and the choices that I am able to make.
Have you ever struggled to bond with your girl whose interests only drift further and further away from your own? Amanda Roos found a way to spend time with her daughter while doing something they both love — reading.
We all want our children to be happy. But when they perceive that their happiness is intrinsically connected to spending lots of time in front of a screen, what should we do? Join Holly Hamilton-Bleakley for great points inspired by Aristotle.
Without nurturing their own energy, passion, and health–and without setting limits on their own activity–women are useful to no one. Self-care is about controlling your own health and happiness. It means the people in your life receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.