Like most mothers, my days are busy with family and work. But the one thing I always make time for each day is to check in with myself. I’ve learned that to feel my best mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, I need to maintain this habit. Here’s why (and how).
Valentine’s Day can be more than just a day to celebrate that “one special someone.” Here are three moms’ ideas about how couples and families can make this a special day of celebrating their love.
In an April 11 article published online by the American Academy of Pediatrics, results of a research project showed that young mothers (average age 25)consume more sugar-sweetened beverages and saturated fat than women in the same age group without children, resulting in higher BMIs. And while the authors said these women may have had higher BMIs simply […]
Our children internalize their experiences and create self-dialogue. Are they learning to hate themselves through comparisons, feelings of inadequacy, or others’ negative opinions? Or are they learning to love themselves with grace and acceptance? Incorporating these three exercises into their days will empower them to be mentally healthy.
In a way, knowing about a fatal disease, such as GM1, is a blessing. It gives you a little more perspective and appreciation for the little things. None of us knows when we will die, but we can be grateful everyday for what we have.
My ride home was an uphill climb. On tough days, I decided I couldn’t do it. On good days, I knew I could do anything. Either way, I always got home, but my success was directly related to my expectations. Eventually, I learned my success was ultimately up to me.
Even though we may not like to admit it, mommies have weaknesses. When our children seem to have similar weaknesses or annoying habits, it can really hit a nerve. What’s the best way to handle those moments that may cause you to overreact a bit? Check out how this mom turned morning madness into an opportunity to teach.
It’s a new year! And with that fresh start, many moms pause and think about their goals for the new year. Though it’s a challenge to find that sweet spot between overwhelm and stagnation, here are three moms’ ideas for setting realistic and worthwhile goals.
Do you ever fall into the trap of loving your children, but wishing they were different? Or loving who you wish they would be, instead of who they are? Have you ever caught yourself thinking, “What is wrong with this kid? Why can’t he/she just..?” If so, read on.
What do teenagers really need in order to grow up to be responsible and happy adults? This book offers excellent food for thought.
We all face times that are more difficult than we expect at different points in our lives. No matter what is causing us stress and anxiety, there are coping strategies we can follow to help us manage the struggles we all face. Here are four that have helped me.
It’s an amazing thing to be a mother in the 21st century. We really can “have it all” if we so choose: a family, a career, and the enjoyment of personal pursuits. But if we aren’t careful, we may end up more frazzled than fulfilled.