There is no bickering or arguing. There are no accusations of “You got to pick yesterday!” In a house with four boys, this tiny victory feels huge.
Although my children may have left traditional “reading, writing and arithmetic” behind them at the school door, there are plenty of ways to have fun and still engage their brains during the summer.
Do you have a child who sometimes feels anxious or afraid? Join April and Sarah Boyd as they discuss practical tools we can use to help our children learn to be brave—even when they feel scared.
I found myself at the end of the day, frustrated and angry at myself for failing to do what I should have done. Then in a quiet moment I thought, Stop listing your failures. Start listing your successes.
In this audio post, April reads three posts written by deliberate mothers just like you. These moms are sharing what they have learned on their motherhood journey to help you in yours. Enjoy!
My first “porn talk” with my kids was far from perfect. But ultimately I conveyed a more important message: I love you more than anything, and I am willing to talk about tough topics—and even embarrass myself—in order to educate and prepare you.
Initially, my children met my idea with skepticism. My daughter said, “Uh, honestly Mom? I don’t think I have an hour a week for you.” Good thing she laughed after she said it. But she was right—we were having a hard time finding an hour to even have a conversation.
There are many things I want to do in my life and most of them are made more difficult by motherhood: write books, travel the world, get a master’s degree, read more, learn photography, take classes in everything from art to astronomy…Ultimately I realized, who I want to be is more important than all of those things that I want to do.
Would you like some incredibly simple ways to bring more power and joy to your mothering? Join April and Rachel Nielson of the 3in30 podcast as April shares stories about her mom and how her example can help each of us as we strive to be the mom we want to be.
I have worked diligently over the past few weeks to create a free eBook containing five critical conversations that help parents broach tough topics, repair past damage, and create loving communication practices for the future.
If I didn’t have these weaknesses, I wouldn’t have these strengths. I can embrace this person I was made to be and not be quite so caught up in trying to be someone else. I kind of love who I am now that I can see it more clearly.
When you run into a challenge, do you ever wish you could “phone a friend” or call in a back up? See how one mother does just that.