This article was originally published on March 28, 2011. Tonight my three-year-old and I had a little stand-off. He wanted to wear his brother’s roller skates (instead of his own), and he thought that kicking, screaming, hitting, and biting would do the trick. Dinner was on the stove, my husband was delayed getting home from […]
Being in control of life simply is not possible: kids get sick, plans get cancelled, job layoffs happen. While the unknown can be scary, being mindful can bring us peace. This book takes the somewhat overwhelming task of beginning a mindfulness meditation practice and makes it accessible for all.
There is no substitute for a good night’s rest! Going to bed early may just make all the difference in helping you accomplish your daily goals. Check out this article for specific suggestions, so you can make getting to bed on time a priority.
I know my sleep directly affects my abilities as a mother. And although there are many aspects of sleep completely out of my control, this book taught me that there are things I do have control over.
Motherhood is often punctuated by challenges, sometimes small and mundane and sometimes lasting and heart-wrenching. How can we get through them? The Stockdale Paradox, a mix of optimism and discipline, could be part of your solution.
While some things change as you move from one stage to the next, other challenges remain the same. I think finding a balance between getting personal work done and being fully present for our children is something mothers will always struggle with
This article was originally published on December 31, 2013. I grew up thinking that the mandatory requirement of New Year’s Day was to create a long list of resolutions. So I did. And I still do. (Because it’s a habit…and because it’s fun.) But what I’ve come to learn over the past few years […]
A trusted friend once told me, “In motherhood, the hard moments sometimes outnumber the beautiful moments, but the beautiful moments always outweigh the hard moments.” I have developed a few strategies to give the perfect moments in motherhood even more weight so they can anchor me through the hard times.
It often seems easier to be the one calling the shots and being in charge of our lives. But what happens when we move over and let God be the driver?
Slowing down the pace of life allows us to regroup, reconnect, and recharge. A life less hurried is a life more sweetly savored.
Consider what your end goal for this holiday season is. Write it down, and start working backwards!
It’s exciting and empowering to discover that saying no doesn’t have to leave me feeling guilty, and saying yes doesn’t need to deplete me.