I just spent the last two weeks visiting my family in Iowa. Like every family, we have similarities in opinions as well as differences, things we get about each other and things we don’t, and specific ways we enjoy spending our time together, avoiding other activities entirely. And it’s always interesting to see how everyone continues […]
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Often what is depicted on social media and blogs are solely the thrilling adventures of living abroad. But what about the initial adaptation period? What about the culture shock, homesickness, and loneliness? If you are an expatriate mother, I want you to know you are not alone.
Do you ever wish you had your own personal cheerleader as a mother? Someone to cheer you on when you seem to be losing the daily battle? Learning to pat yourself on the back when no one else does is a hard, and much needed task, for any mother. In her article, “WOW MOM” Power of Moms Author Elsje Denison shows how putting a little more “WOW” into our daily lives can help us progress in our goals of motherhood.
Sometimes the example of my personal character is a little closer to Darth Vader that I’d like to admit. I am learning that progress is not perfection. There is no completely “perfect mom” or wholly bad “Darth Mom.” There is just me–the woman, the mom.
I recently got out of a rut. I’d been feeling tired, frustrated, and ready to “give up” in some ways. (Have you been there?) Here are three questions that helped. We each have a unique mission, and it’s time to BE who we are.
According to researchers, the teen brain grows and changes significantly during puberty. How can this knowledge influence the way we raise our teenagers?
Motherhood is not a glamorous job. For myself, leaving behind the world of positive feedback and constructive criticism was one of the hardest parts of motherhood. Here are five ways I’ve discovered I can evaluate and gage my own progression as a mother.
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.
In this week’s encore episode, Saren and April talk openly and honestly about some methods they’ve found to be really helpful when it comes to simmering down during situations that are about to boil over.
Would you like some incredibly simple ways to bring more power and joy to your mothering? Join April and Rachel Nielson of the 3in30 podcast as April shares stories about her mom and how her example can help each of us as we strive to be the mom we want to be.
Do you ever feel like throwing in the towel? Being a mom can just feel SO hard sometimes; but we can NEVER give up! In this audio post, April shares six reasons to never give up on motherhood.
I (April) learned some powerful lessons this past month, and I share the (somewhat embarrassing) stories in this podcast with hopes that you’ll be able to learn from my mistakes and have some aha experiences of your own!