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.
Posts in the "Finding More Joy" category:
A visit to the doctor told me that my stress was affecting my health. I realized that I had to do something to get some much needed time for myself. It wasn’t always long, but I consistently started to do something for myself every day.
Huddled close together, we dive into our latest page-turning read. Unplugged, life and presence is found in this space. Looking to connect with your child? Here are a few reasons you might consider story time.
Sometimes in this journey of motherhood, changing nappies, and refereeing another fight, it’s easy to get lost and forget who we are – as women and as individuals.
My children will only be young once and summers don’t last forever. This summer I am committed to ‘treasure the doing’ of the ‘little things in life.’ I’m determined to make it a summer to remember.
“Deliberate Motherhood” is something I’ve been hearing about for the past ten years as my mom has been running Power of Moms. Today I am excited to share a few powerful lessons I’ve learned about the attributes that deliberate mothers share worldwide.
Many mothers find themselves “deep in the trenches” of life’s daily tasks. How do we find the optimistic view we need to move forward each day? Emily Allen, shares a small secret for remembering to have gratitude when faced with our daily mothering responsibilities.
Big brother picks on little brother, mom picks on big brother, mom picks on herself. This situation is a common vicious cycle in many families. But, how can we break it? By controlling how we respond. By being curious.
My college self would be disappointed with my life today. Back then, I had it all mapped out. Turns out my 18 year-old self couldn’t see the whole picture.
Yearning for motherhood may be painful, but it is a beautiful and natural thing. It can lead to growth and make room in our hearts. If we reach out to each other in compassion, it can forge bonds that build hope.
After I had three children, I needed to do some soul-searching. Out of necessity, I had grown a hobby into a business. I was still at home all week, but I would fit “work” into times when my husband was home. It was a lucrative business, and it seemed like my dream job until…
As my kids have gotten older, I have more free moments in my life. I have looked forward to these moments for years and want to fill them intentionally. Here are some of the things I have chosen to do with these small spaces in my day.