I had a dilemma. I didn’t want to sacrifice these precious moments by cleaning. Now, instead of cleaning out of a need for perfectionism, I’m cleaning with the good of my family in mind.
How does a deliberate mother handle Halloween? Here are some of our previous posts to help you prioritize your efforts this season.
The juxtaposition of my experiences with two women in the library was clear. One saw me struggling and offered only judgement. The other stepped in to help in every way she could. Through even small acts of service we can encourage and uplift each other in powerful ways.
Do you find Halloween to be fun? Stressful? Scary? Annoying? All of the above? How can you make Halloween really work for your family? In this week’s encore episode, Saren reads her post, A Deliberate Mother’s Guide to Simple Halloween Fun, and shares some of the many great comments from readers that offer further ideas. The principles […]
Why am I trying to be like other people when I am me? I am the person my husband and children need. I have talents, abilities, and goals that make me unique and special, just as you do. To compare myself to others lessens my value.
Kids are back in school and you have high hopes for this school year. But working with your child’s school isn’t always so cut and dried. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some you who could turn to for some answers to your specific question?
I’ve realized that sometimes I say no without even thinking I could say yes. So the past few months, I’ve been trying say yes more – even though Children + Yes = More Mess.
I can’t say I’m grateful for all the ups and downs we’ve had. But I can say I’m grateful for what our not-so-easy love has taught us. It’s taught us the value of simple, faithful, dependable togetherness. The kind that doesn’t give up—it grows up.
I’m in an overwhelming season of life, and it’s okay. I don’t need to fix my life. I don’t need to change myself. But I do need to change something.
There have been many times as a mother when I have experienced mommy burnout. While mommy burnout is probably most acute during the years when there are infants and toddlers in the home, I’ve learned that burnout can occur at any stage of motherhood.
It’s so hard to make ourselves tackle projects that feel overwhelming! But when we keep putting things off, we feel bad. In this episode, April and Saren share an exciting new way to reduce your procrastination by leaps and bounds and get the right things done in a more positive and stress-free way. Show […]
What do you do when you and your spouse disagree on how to handle discipline in your home?