Every day, mothers are being pulled in a variety of directions. Join us this month as we create margins in our lives, let go of perfectionism, take time for ourselves, and invest what energy we do have in living (and mothering!) deliberately.
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).
Do you ever make long, complicated lists and expect yourself to accomplish EVERYTHING? I learned (the hard way) that it’s much better to learn the art of renegotiation.
Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed and going through obligatory motions for the sake of keeping tradition? Would you like to free yourself from this trap or prevent yourself from falling in all together? If so, I suggest the following three solutions: simplify, delegate, and establish boundaries.
Need a boost to help start the school year off with an organizational “bang?” Amy Fonseca’s offers helpful tips that will bring order and perspective to any home. This article is a “must read” for all moms as children head out the door back to school!
What I seem to learn over and over again is that if I make time for what is truly important, everything else works out in the end.
Before I became a mother, my favorite time of day was quitting time—that most beautiful of hours when I could put everything away, lock the doors, shuck the worries of the office, and head home. I miss that time now that I am a mother because motherhood is a job that never ends.
One exhausting morning, I set my four-year-old, at the computer with a couple of CD-Roms, and I dozed on the couch next to him. Three hours later, I woke up and saw Ethan happily twisting in the “spinny chair,” his eyes just glued to the screen.
It’s a well-recorded and bemoaned fact that mothers don’t get sick days. In this profession, if I were to check out for a day to nurse a sub-par body, 1) chaos would ensue and, 2) number 1 wouldn’t even have a chance to happen because the small humans …
Parenting in the age of electronic devices is uncharted territory for many of us; however, setting up guidelines and rules from the start will help teenagers become responsible technology users.
Sometimes in this journey of motherhood, changing nappies, and refereeing another fight, it’s easy to get lost and forget who we are – as women and as individuals.