Ever feel like Oscar, the beloved symbol of grouchiness? We all have moments, days, and sometimes weeks, when it seems like a cloud of gloominess hangs overhead. But it doesn’t have to last!
Posts in the "Optimism (and Gratitude)" category:
I could have thrown down the camera that Sunday afternoon and walked away…I could have been disappointed I didn’t have any “picture-perfect” photos. But instead, what do I have? I have a wonderful, accurate portrayal of my life that I will treasure for years. I’m learning it isn’t about getting what you want, it is about wanting what you have.
Many mothers find themselves “deep in the trenches” of life’s daily tasks. How do we find the optimistic view we need to move forward each day? Emily Allen, shares a small secret for remembering to have gratitude when faced with our daily mothering responsibilities.
We’ve all heard of postpartum baby blues, but what about mid-life mom blues? Allyson Reynolds gives 5 reasons her newest stage of motherhood (her youngest child started school last fall) is keeping her on her toes…and 5 reasons it’s also really awesome.
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.
These three posts remind us that our thoughts are powerful. Listen in for ideas on defeating fear, finding gratitude within mini catastrophes, and creating ways to care for ourselves during a busy time of year. Enjoy!
Do you sometimes forget to thank those whom you love the most? Author Amanda Hamilton Roos shares an idea for a sweet Thanksgiving tradition that will help you express gratitude to your immediate family.
Why didn’t life go my way? Our accountant made an error and we owed $10,000 in taxes due that day! I wish I could tell you what happened inside my head that day and all I can say is I think I finally landed gratitude.
Are you trying to do it all, for everyone, on minimal sleep, and with a smiling face? Stephanie Sprenger shares her perspective on the messiness of perfection and the silver lining of a gloomy Monday.
What will your kids actually remember about their childhood? As April sends her 18 year old daughter, Alia, off to college, she shares what actually mattered in the end.
“You get what you get, and you don’t throw a fit.” Have you ever said this to your child? Have you ever said it to yourself? Author Tomie Day Bankhead explains how this simple, childhood lesson can help us accept the disappointments of life and become more optimistic, positive mothers.
What is perfect? It’s such a personal thing. If I were to ask you to describe your “perfect” day, it would most likely be different from the description I would give. What about the perfect man, or the perfect meal, or the perfect weather? The media is always trying to impose their definition of perfect […]