The time has come for women to support other women in trusting themselves. We don’t need to cut each other down, compete, or compare. We’re in this together, raising the next generation. If there were one way to do things and one way only, it would be known by now.
Posts in the "Finding More Joy" category:
I love my kids and I love spending time as a loud and crazy family, but I also have a need for some peace and quiet to stay sane. The winter, spring, and summer breaks from school are especially challenging times to find space for silence.
In moments of parenting exhaustion, knowing that a date night is on the calendar can spark your energy to set out the seventeenth snack of the week or trek across the store with a nearly full cart for one more potty break!
What if there was a way that you could really remember those heart-melting moments of motherhood? In this interactive post, author Amanda Hamilton Roos invites you to send a postcard to your future self.
Recently I joined a Facebook group designed to help its members realize their goals. I struggled to set a goal that seemed significant enough, but I learned that maybe I didn’t need to.
I never intended to be someone who moved around often. As a young girl, my life goal was to live within walking distance to my mother my entire life. But—as is so often the case—things have not gone according to plan.
Just as the seasons are in a constant cycle of change, so are our lives. Each stage of motherhood from the baby years to the teenage years comes with its own set of joys and challenges.
Intellectually, I am deeply grateful for the mistakes and failures I’ve experienced. They have taught me much more than my successes and good fortune. But instinctually, I am ashamed of them, and often don’t try something for fear of failure.
When you envision a trip to an art museum with your kids, does your blood pressure rise, imagining their little hands touching the precious, priceless art objects? Taking your kids to an art museum doesn’t have to end with the museum guards kicking your family out the door!
Imagine living your life with greater purpose. Imagine not just being busy, but moving forward toward things that excite you; living a life of meaning and fulfillment. We do this by living our purpose—what we bring to the world. But our purpose has to extend beyond our roles and responsibilities.
The cost of joy is work. So much work. The cost of joy is vulnerability, willingness, consistency, sacrifice, forgiveness, gratitude… all of that on top of the physical reality of life: jobs, chores, illness, finances, etc. And yet joy itself is so accessible and so very simple.
Like most mothers, my days are busy with family and work. But the one thing I always make time for each day is to check in with myself. I’ve learned that to feel my best mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, I need to maintain this habit. Here’s why (and how).