Do you ever feel like you’re in a tunnel, and life as a mother just feels dark, low, and uncertain? Here are my very best ideas for making those tunnels into refining moments that are full of light.
Posts in the "Optimism (and Gratitude)" category:
Motherhood can be overwhelming. Many women can feel “mommy burnout” more often than they care to admit. Author Amy H. Fonseca relates her experiences with mothering and how the process of “letting go” of our baggage and stress can help us see motherhood in a new light.
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.
There’s a post going viral called “I Look Down on Young Women with Husbands and Kids and I’m Not Sorry.” It’s obviously stirred up quite a frenzied discussion. Here’s a respectful response from Power of Moms.
Happily Ever After is the recently released book by Trista Sutter, who is most widely known for her role on the television show The Bachelor and as the original Bachelorette. This book really opened my eyes to what true gratitude is–that developing a grateful heart has more to do with our perspectives and how we choose to see things.
In our family, we often perceive ourselves as the “Have Nots.” Everybody has more than we do. There is always something more we need to buy, and it is an embarrassment to even admit that we are lacking in the areas where “everyone else” has an abundance. Well, this compare snare we’ve gotten ourselves into […]
I read this article in a magazine last week that really struck a chord with me. It talked about how our thoughts can really drive us forward towards the things we want most – or they can bog us down and hold us back and lead us away from what we really want. Most of […]
When we moved our family from Hawaii to Utah, I did everything I could to emotionally prepare my children. However, during it all, I forgot to prepare myself.
My eight-year-old insisted on spending her money on bedraggled mums. I was positive there would be no way to get those mums properly planted. She finally convinced me she would take care of the mums, and so she bought them and has been faithfully tending them. And I’ve learned the true meaning of “perfect”.
The Power of a Positive Mom was a monumental help to supplying extra fuel to my days–it made a definite contribution to my ability to accept challenges, keep a positive outlook, and savor the great things about motherhood as I propel our family forward.
It can be hard to really enjoy the “now” when you’re getting slammed by so many hard things all the time. It can be easier to see the beauty in things that are past than in things that are present. Saren shares some ideas for cherishing the beautiful precious present with our children.
When I’m not feeling my best, the last thing I want to hear is that I should “look on the bright side”. It’s normal to feel down about life sometimes. But, just because we’re down, doesn’t mean we can’t learn through the Power of Optimism.