The one key to becoming my best Mom-self was to slow my frenetic pace, stop doing so many things for my kids and just BE with my kids. I got caught up in DOING so much that I lost track of who my kids were.
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I was told practically from birth about the sacrifices a mother makes….blah blah blah…. back to me me me me me. I remember as a young woman I was told that I wouldn’t really understand this concept of motherly sacrifice until I became a mom myself……blah blah blah…..back to me me me me me.
Then, one day…
I was a new mother and had a baby that did not sleep very well. I lived in a fog and I was desperate for sleep. A friend saw the bags under my eyes and recommended this book, and it truly changed my perspective on the importance of sleep.
Mine is one of the most common stories ever told: I was thrilled to have a baby–then surprised by how hard it was to be a mother.
It doesn’t involve lasers, chemicals, pills, or suction, you don’t have to make an appointment with a professional, there are no unpleasant side effects, and best of all? It’s free! In fact, this makeover can be done right in the privacy of your very own home, any day of the week, whenever you need it. […]
Last Friday I attended a dinner for the women’s organization at my church. I debated about whether or not to go, but thought it would be good to support the church by attending as many of the activities as I could so I went by myself and sat by some friends. The theme for the […]
Here is another reader question*: I am a young mom, three years out of college. My husband is pursuing a graduate degree, and I am home with our baby. While I am happy that I get to stay home with my son, I often envy my husband, being able to increase his intellect […]
I’m coming up on a one year anniversary. One year since I made a HUGE leap of faith and moved to a new state. The move came on the heels of a life-changing event: divorce. Looking back on it now, I wonder sometimes where I found the courage to do it. I also wonder if I was slightly–well–CRAZY at […]
I love schedules. I love making them, I love writing them, and I love checking things off of them. When you have a big family, things have to be written down to get done! I think it is because our active brain capacity is maxed out after the second child. Once you have to maintain […]
“Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, not small, but valuable. And sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven’t been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other […]
Power Hour is the best time management/self control/disciplined action I’ve taken for myself since becoming a mom. I love it because I don’t feel guilty for having to take time away from my children to get the stuff I need done. Power Hour in our house goes as follows: After everyone (including me) has eaten […]
“I just spent twenty dollars on a spatula,” I said. My polite and ever-supportive husband simply responded, “Dumb.” “But,” I continued, “The money was well worth it, because I am committing now to never again go to a party like that out of obligation.”