Sometimes in the daily routine of being moms, we forget to take a moment for ourselves. Here’s how one mom remembered that in order for her family to thrive, she needed to thrive as well.
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I wasn’t expecting this. If David and I had given birth to a child bearing our genes, there’s a good chance he or she would have been quiet, introverted, and prone to melancholy like us. Instead, we ended up with a giggling, bouncing, outgoing, joyful three-year-old.
Becoming a “supermom” takes help from other moms during inevitable imperfect moments.
I believe the simple life is attainable for anyone anywhere, whether we’re living on a farm or right in the middle of a bustling metropolitan area. The simple life has little to do with possessions or circumstances and everything to do with our inner thoughts and our perspective.
Sometimes joy in motherhood comes in unexpected ways, such as realizing your family isn’t the only strange one! If you need a laugh, enjoy this humorous post by author Sadie McCurry, as she shares the funny phrases that have come out of her mouth.
It was hard to believe this morning as I was racing to the high school with my oldest daughter and giving her a “talking to” about getting in bed earlier so she wouldn’t miss her bus in the mornings that this time last week we were having the time of our lives together on a […]
As moms we have hard days. Someone is sick, jobs are lost, days are long, money is tight, messes are made, things don’t go as planned. But there is a bright tomorrow. Maybe it’s not a literal tomorrow, but there is an ending to the difficulties somewhere in your future.
I get unraveled just about every day. I wish I didn’t, but every morning I wake up feeling like things are too hard. So here are four things I do to remind myself who I really am. Hopefully they’ll work for you, too!
When Sarah Hull learned that her first baby would be born with Spina Bifida, her doctor cautioned her, “God did not deal you a good hand.” Sarah and her family have been put in a world that not all get to experience, a world where patience is tested, where miracles are witnessed, and strength is gained. Through it all, she’s realized God dealt her a GREAT hand.
On a bad day, the last thing I want is for someone to tell me to think positive. But I’ve come to realize that many optimists are not naturally sunny people; they are learned optimists who really have to work at it. And I’m ready to be one of those people, one of those mothers.
“Somewhere between the early morning feedings and the endless toy room clean-ups, I’ve decided to find a way to enjoy these patience-promoting experiences, or at least most of them!” Join author Danielle Porter as she explains the difference between “everyday patience” and “mothering patience.”
In the midst of all the conflicting advice out there about what the best mothering practices are, it’s so easy to constantly second-guess ourselves. Includes a tongue-in-cheek chart that will help you see how silly some of our worries really are.