April reads three amazing posts created by deliberate mothers in our community: “Everyone Needs Backup” by Aubrey Degn, “Exercise Therapy” by Sarah Badat Richardson, and “How to Have Difficult Conversations with Your Child’s Teacher” by Amanda Hamilton Roos.
Posts in the "Taking Care of You" category:
As mothers, we learn how to put our own cares aside in order to take care of our families—and that is beautiful to learn. But in the process, we sometimes forget how much WE matter as mothers. In this podcast, April shares her personal experiences with learning and growing as a mother and how she has learned to prioritize her family AND nurture the mother within.
Exercise allows me to sweat out all the gunk within, to release the angst and turmoil, and to tap into the joy inside me. Suddenly life is exciting again. I have goals and the energy to work towards them.
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!
Do you ever feel like “dreaming” is for OTHER people, but not mothers? Then honestly, you must listen to today’s podcast. We’re going to show you the world is open to all of us, even those who are in the trenches raising the next generation.
The other day we were going to the store to buy garland for our banister. I wanted to make our home look homey and festive…so my children would feel the “holiday spirit” in our home. However, the children had other ideas in mind.
With all your holiday to-dos, have you made time and space for what’s most important? As the Christian seasons of Advent and Christmas are right around the corner, here are 4 simple ideas to make time for Scripture during this festive, full, and sometimes frantic season of our lives as mothers.
what if THIS year you could accomplish all of your goals–because they were made carefully, they were totally doable, and they were exciting enough to get you out of bed with extra energy every morning? Join April and as they discuss goal-setting strategies that really work.
There have been many times as a mother when I have experienced mommy burnout. While mommy burnout is probably most acute during the years when there are infants and toddlers in the home, I’ve learned that burnout can occur at any stage of motherhood.
Ready to change your good “intentions” to exercise into ACTUAL exercise–without feeling stressed out about it? Robin Long from “The Balanced Life” is here to help!
I liked that this book taps into our natural tendency to think “How did my parents handle this situation? Was I like this as a kid??” It helps you think through your experiences to identify the cause of your parenting style and see if a change needs to be made.
My battle with Postpartum Depression was so hard and all-consuming that it shook my belief in myself as a mother. I hope that if you are a new mother with PPD, you will reach out for medical help without worrying about stigma or social pressure after reading about my experience.