I get unraveled just about every day. I wish I didn’t, but every morning I wake up feeling like things are too hard. So here are four things I do to remind myself who I really am. Hopefully they’ll work for you, too!
Posts in the "Taking Care of You" category:
When we think of motherhood as a job, as something we “do,” we begin to limit it. I’m not “doing” things all the time or “creating” children. I’m dedicating myself to creating a family, of which I am a part.
Days seem a lot longer when you are parenting by yourself! Marinda Bush shares, “Without this time ‘alone’ I never would have known that I am brave, strong, confident, resourceful and independent. I’ve been pushed in ways I wouldn’t have chosen for myself.”
Achieving balance can be an almost impossible feat for mothers in today’s society. Practicing resilience, however, is not only possible, but also essential in handling everyday adversity and change.
Have you ever had one of those days when the house is a mess, the kids are sick, and a friend comes over unexpectedly to witness the chaos? Author Jennifer Brimhall shares how she has learned to keep perspective and be gentle with herself on those popcorn days.
All mothers would agree that life is a juggling act with shifting roles, responsibilities, and even realities. Find out what this mother learned at work and applied to her mothering that made all the difference.
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.
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?