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.
Posts in the "Mind" category:
What is Your Problem?
Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the messy house, loads of laundry, and disobedient or defiant children? Do you ever feel worn-out and empty? Do your children ever seem to be the source of your problems? Author Karin Brown shares how she learned to identify the real problems.
If I Had Four More Arms and One More Brain
“If I had four more arms and one more brain, I might be able to help you.” This phrase is uttered a lot around my house lately. With five children demanding my attention and help throughout the day, the playing field is very lopsided. I often feel like there is just not enough of me […]
Step-by-Step Mental Health Boost for Moms and Families (Seriously–Don’t Miss This)
If you or someone you love is going through depression or anxiety, I HAVE to introduce you to my virtual mental health coach, Dr. David Burns. This recent podcast of his is amazing, and it will help you and your family.
A Powerful Alternative to Setting Goals
This article was originally published on December 31, 2013. I grew up thinking that the mandatory requirement of New Year’s Day was to create a long list of resolutions. So I did. And I still do. (Because it’s a habit…and because it’s fun.) But what I’ve come to learn over the past few years […]
How Moms Can Go “Back to School” Too
As the school year starts, we help our children embrace new learning opportunities and friendships while helping them get organized and set up for success. Here are some simple ideas to help YOU enjoy more learning, friends and organization too!
Get Rid of Anxiety (for Good!) with Dr. David Burns – Episode 169
Do you ever feel anxious, overwhelmed, or like you can BARELY hang on? This podcast–and the incredible books written by Dr. David Burns–will be a gift you give yourself…and your children.
For the Lonely Mothers in the Summertime
As summer approaches, my heart sinks because my children will be leaving. Since my divorce, I am legally bound to turn them over to their father. Now my summers are filled with time. And I am trying to savor the gift in spite of its aftertaste.
You Are NOT Failing – April & Eric Perry: Episode 150
How often do you, as a mother, feel like you’re failing? If you’re like us, it happens more often than you’d like. In this podcast with April and Eric Perry, you’ll receive some sound, comforting advice that you may want to listen to over and over again.
No Leprechauns, No Valentine’s Boxes, No Elves, and Why That is Okay
I want to live in a community where women can showcase their strengths and pursue their talents– at home and in the workforce–without the fear of being or looking “too good.” When women excel, at anything, it is good for all of us.
Like A Boss: Why Moms Should Read Like CEOs
Mothers are leaders. We feel the same urgency as CEOs to know what works with human nature—and fast! So my interest immediately perks up when I see a book about leaders bringing their people to success. Here’s a list of some of my favorite incognito “parenting” books: business and professional resources that have had a direct influence on my parenting.
Mental Health in Motherhood – with Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Episode 131
It’s not a big deal to go to the doctor if you have a sore throat. But what do you do if your MIND is struggling? How do you cope when you feel stressed beyond what’s normal? This comforting conversation with Carmen and April is a great place to start.