No matter how bad my day may have been, I have this one moment that I look forward to each night. It is something special to both of us. At the end of a crazy day, this is the moment that grounds me.
Posts in the "Picture Stories" category:
When I went to bed that night, I smiled as I pulled from my homemade mailbox many notes declaring that I was the best because I made my children dinner and pictures from my little ones who could not yet write. It filled my heart, and I spent half an hour writing notes to each of my children.
During one of Alex’s first feedings of the day, he suddenly stopped eating and started looking around the room. I felt very frustrated, thinking, “Great! Now it will take him longer to eat, which means he will nap later, which means…” and there I went, spiraling downward in thoughts of how this small delay was going to mess up his entire schedule and mine. But then, Alex taught me to stop and enjoy the moment.
How do you accept your children’s unique challenges, needs, and developmental “timeline” without comparing them to other children? This amazing mother’s journey should give everyone’s day a little perspective.
If it hasn’t happened to you yet, there will come a time when it will: that painful, achy feeling that overcomes mothers when it’s time to let their little ones go. Join author Patty Park as she describes watching her daughter get on the school bus for the first time.
Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed today? Are you feeling a little grumpy with your children? See how this mom turned around a case of the morning blues and had everyone laughing in the end.
At six weeks of age, Brittany Miller’s daughter was diagnosed with Aicardi Syndrome, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and partial blindness. In this picture story, she expresses her gratitude for her precious daughter and offers support to other mothers facing heartbreaking diagnoses.
I love catching my children in quiet moments, showing affection for one another. It’s a moment I will never forget, and I hope they will remember as well.
Kendra Wright gives us a glimpse into life as a mother. Sure my children have their squabbles, but….
With all of the electronic devices to choose from these days, it is easy to forget how much fun you can have with just a rake, some leaves and a gorgeous fall day in Colorado.
To be honest, mothering has been what I had hoped and expected it to be. What I didn’t realize is how easily I am affected by the negative patterns of parenting that I learned growing up.
Submitted by Heather Spencer As a teenager, I had this idea of how my adulthood would look. Marriage. Children. Perfection. It was difficult to wake up one day after fifteen years of marriage and realize that 2/3 of my life goals had still not happened. My husband, Greg, and I went through years of infertility […]