After becoming a mother for the sixth time, I realized that just as I am patient with a child sounding out an unfamiliar word, I need my children to be patient with me as I try to slowly sound out how life should flow with six small children.
Posts in the "Taking Care of You" category:
With as many times as we mess up in a day, sometimes it’s hard to believe we can be super. But as we dig a little deeper, we find the superpowers of motherhood that can conquer the world…or at least save the day.
Ever heard the expressions, “I have a lot on my plate” or “My plate is full right now”? During a recent conversation with a friend, I heard a ground-breaking idea. We all have different size plates!
The best part about owning the title of Mother is that we don’t have to be defined solely by motherhood. There is a framework of interests, dreams and passions that make us individuals who are strong enough to stand alone.
“Somehow, imagining our future grounded me more gratefully in the present.” Are you feeling drained and overcome by the chaos? Author Stephanie Sprenger reminds us that a time-based perspective might be just the recharge we need.
Have you ever seen a Boy Scout proudly displaying all of the merit badges he has earned? Do you ever feel like we should earn merit badges for all of the amazing feats we accomplish as mothers?
It’s a well-recorded and bemoaned fact that mothers don’t get sick days. In this profession, if I were to check out for a day to nurse a sub-par body, 1) chaos would ensue and, 2) number 1 wouldn’t even have a chance to happen because the small humans for whom I work would not let […]
Tonight I attended a quilter’s guild meeting in my little town. The topic of the meeting was the Jane Stickle quilt of 1863. Several of the women in the group recently returned from a trip to the Bennington Museum in Vermont where they went to view Jane Stickle’s masterpiece, and were exhilarated and inspired by their pilgrimage. […]
I am my own harshest critic. There is a voice in my head that is always ready and willing to critique how I am doing as a mom. It is often heard saying things such as: Are you really putting that in your son’s lunch? Hello? You haven’t spent any quality time with your kids […]