After getting back from a conference, April realized that while it’s great to get away for a while, nothing compares to the love a mommy gets in her own home. It can be hard to be needed all the time by our families. But it’s also really wonderful to be needed!
Posts in the "Moments" category:
Relax! It Won’t Last Forever
I hate sticky floors. But during a trip to Target, I realized that sticky floors–and whatever else is wearing my patience thin–won’t last forever.
My sweet, darling baby boy has recently learned the words “NO!” and “UUGH!” and “MINE!” To his credit, he applies them appropriately. Just at inappropriate times. So, after going through this phase multiple times, here’s what I’ve discovered.
Picture Story: Ideal vs. Real
Are we so focused on creating the perfect memory to share with our children that we miss the special daily moments? Author Bethany Struthers shares how our best mothering memories will be created from real life as we exercise some patience and shift our priorities.
These Glory Days
My days were a blur of breastfeeding, dressing, bathing, feeding, dirty diapers, laundry, and little messes. I had never been busier in my entire life, and yet I had never felt more unproductive. Where were my glory days?
Learning to Love the Process, Not Just the Result
I love the feeling of checking things off my list and progressing towards goals. But I’m learning to cherish the “doing” just as much as the “getting it done.” Motherhood is about processes, not just results.
Get Out of the Way and Let the Magic Happen
You can’t force a moment. I know this but sometimes I still try. Yesterday there were lots of not-so-good moments. The kids were cranky and needy and I worked hard all day but didn’t feel like I got much done. We were late to everything because of domino effects of dumb little things that kept […]
Introduction to the Power of Moments
Discovering the power of moments is about learning to “live in the moment” — to recognize and make meaningful those brief moments in time with our families, especially our young children who grow up so fast.
The Lost Toy
Sometimes in the daily routine of being moms, we forget to take a moment for ourselves. Here’s how one mom remembered that in order for her family to thrive, she needed to thrive as well.
It’s tempting to sink into despair when your kids can’t seem to get along no matter what you try or when they consistently fall short of your expectations. But just when things get looking pretty bleak on the mothering front, out of nowhere comes a redeeming moment.
Becoming a “supermom” takes help from other moms during inevitable imperfect moments.
What I’ve Said Today
Sometimes joy in motherhood comes in unexpected ways, such as realizing your family isn’t the only strange one! If you need a laugh, enjoy this humorous post by author Sadie McCurry, as she shares the funny phrases that have come out of her mouth.
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