I need to face it. My kids are going to grow up. And that’s already happening way faster than I feel ok about. I guess that’s why I latch on with all my heart to ideas I hear or come up with that will help me cherish the moment while they’re young. Some of them […]
As summer approaches, my heart sinks because my children will be leaving. Since my divorce, I am legally bound to turn them over to their father. Now my summers are filled with time. And I am trying to savor the gift in spite of its aftertaste.
How can mothers move away from the negative self-talk that leads to the downward-spiraling “OWW” cycle and adopt the beautiful and positive attitudes of the exciting “WOW” cycle? Building on Todd Herman’s “mental game” video series, we’re going to dive into the “how-tos.”
Ready for Father’s Day? Check out this post full of simple and meaningful ideas for working with your children to make Father’s Day wonderful.
When my third child was born, I think 90 percent of my prayers revolved around our collective sleep patterns. (Please let the baby sleep!) These prayers never seemed to be answered. This did not cause me to lose my faith in the power of prayer, but it did cause me to reflect on how I could improve my prayers to ask for things that God is more able to answer.
Who is raising the next generation? Who needs to manage time and resources with wisdom and power? Who most needs support and guidance in performing the most important work on this earth? It’s mothers. And this is a training you won’t want to miss.
Today is the first day of summer for my family. School is out, the weather is great, and we are excited…so why did I end up in such a grumpy mood this morning?
An outside look at your family might give you just the perspective you desperately need.
A “Bright Line” is a clear, unambiguous rule that you just don’t break. It’s a boundary you create for yourself that you simply don’t cross. Susan Peirce Thompson–one of the most compassionate, intelligent, deliberate mothers I know, joins us in this episode to talk about how Bright Lines can help us to reach our goals […]
It’s great to plan a family trip when everything goes well and everyone has a good time, but when things start to fall apart, it becomes an adventure! “Our trip became one of the weaving moments of the fabric of our family, and hopefully we taught our children that when it rains, you sing.”
When I finally realized how one word created such negative emotions, I decided to ban it from my vocabulary. I was shocked at how much altering my word choice altered how I thought about myself and my responsibilities.
In an ideal world, parents would ALWAYS be on the same page, and working together would be a cinch. But getting ourselves in alignment requires the application of a variety of principles, which are not always easy to figure out. Eric and April Perry are starting the conversation here about how to develop a strong family culture TOGETHER.