When bedtime didn’t go as planned, I found a way to show my son that I don’t just love him, I enjoy him too.
After my second baby was born, I was an emotional wreck. I had a meltdown about not feeling like me anymore. Eventually, I was able to make time in my regular routine for activities that bring me joy. With a little juggling, patience and planning, you can too!
We’ve all heard of postpartum baby blues, but what about mid-life mom blues? Allyson Reynolds gives 5 reasons her newest stage of motherhood (her youngest child started school last fall) is keeping her on her toes…and 5 reasons it’s also really awesome.
As busy parents it is easy to overlook the gift of time we can give our kids. With so many needs to be met, we felt like we were always in triage mode and missing the chance to enjoy our children, until we instituted a policy of one-on-one time.
Being organized in the housecleaning arena is a must for me. I get bothered seeing a messy spot in my house. However, if I know I’ll get to that messy spot on its assigned day it doesn’t bother me as much. So, I came up with a weekly cleaning schedule.
If there is anyone who deserves to be pampered, it’s moms! However, as a busy mom, I know that between work and family obligations, it isn’t always possible. The good news is, I learned how to combat stress and burnout in eight easy steps. Read on for my best tips.
We only have so much time. How we use that time can help us or increase our chaos. Three mothers share how being very deliberate with their time has helped them and their families.
Upon seeing my girls, many people have the same reaction. “What pretty little girls!” or “I love your fancy dress!” There is nothing innately wrong with these expressions. But what is the long-term consequence on little girls when the first thing anyone says to them is about how they look.
The purpose of the book was to share advice that would help my kids through their teen years. But even more, I wanted them to know how many great people loved and supported them.
Motherhood is important and we want to do it well. But sometimes this good desire creates “mommy guilt” when we feel our efforts don’t add up. These articles share three perspectives on how that guilt creeps in and how to kick it out.
For moms of challenging children, it does get easier. As you work hard every day to maintain your patience, your composure, and your sanity, celebrate your successes and forgive yourself for your failings. Know that one day, it will all pay off.
I finally admitted that I had an eating disorder when I was an overwhelmed new mom. As part of my counseling, I participated in “narrative therapy” and was asked to embody my eating disorder as a character in a story. The result was eye-opening and powerful.