For moms of challenging children, it does get easier. As you work hard every day to maintain your patience, your composure, and your sanity, celebrate your successes and forgive yourself for your failings. Know that one day, it will all pay off.
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Hidden inside the simple lines of her son’s stick figure portrait were valuable lessons for one mom on what it means to be perfect.
There are so many ways to celebrate the loves in our lives on and around February 14. We get to create that love and those traditions in our families. So whether it’s with candlelit dinners, “heart attacks,” special breakfasts, or trinkets from the dollar store, look for ways to love.
I’ve pretty much been all the moms: the teenage mom, the mid-20’s mom, the “mature” mom, the single mom, the married mom, the stay-at-home mom, the working mom, etc. And I have learned many valuable lessons through all of these experiences. Here are some of the best.
A major shift in priorities took us from barely making it to thriving. Life is significantly easier now that we don’t owe others and can spend our money on things we couldn’t afford before. You can become financially free on any income.
Being happy is a choice. Witnessing all of the happiness my friends and family brought to my house during this difficult time was a reminder that I could be happy, too. I wanted to model happiness for my little ones. I wanted this to be my normal.
The first few years of motherhood were an adjustment as I learned to let go of my preconceived notions and sense of control to embrace the messiness and magic of motherhood.
We gathered responses from our Power of Moms community to see what their favorite holiday books are, and we’ve compiled a fabulous list here that we’re excited to share with you.
In addition to simplifying my life a little, I feel like I’m truly connecting with my children now on a meaningful basis. Those moments we steal away together during their dedicated week have added up and I can sense it in our relationship with one another.
My mother didn’t make me quit, nor did she make me play, she simply inspired me. She showed me that you’re never too old to try something new, and that even when you mess up, you just keep on playing through.
Come join us in our free workshop, co-sponsored with LearnDoBecome, to help you get ready for the holidays without the stress!
I’ve learned to rest instead of trying to look the part of a mom who has it all together. I watch a movie with my children while we cuddle on the couch. I ignore a sink full of dirty dishes. I shut my eyes for a nap.