With all your holiday to-dos, have you made time and space for what’s most important? As the Christian seasons of Advent and Christmas are right around the corner, here are 4 simple ideas to make time for Scripture during this festive, full, and sometimes frantic season of our lives as mothers.
Motherhood has shown me what I don’t know over and over again. But along the way, I’ve also learned a few lessons that spill over onto the rest of my life—lessons I suspect only motherhood could have taught me.
There are days that I am endlessly running, and it helps to consider the view from above. It doesn’t eliminate what needs to be done, but it helps me to remember that my actions do matter.
It’s 7:00 a.m. Your hair is a mess; your house is a mess. Your breath is bad–but your attitude is even worse. Is there any way to turn this morning around? Crystal Paine of the website Money Saving Mom has ten suggestions for small but very effective things that a mom can do if she wakes up feeling like a grouch.
We have spent less time on our phones and trying to chase the “shiny pennies” in life and have spent more time holding hands, reading to our kids, building train tracks with our toddlers, taking family walks, baking treats for neighbors and speaking words of love, encouragement and kindness. This book has changed us.
We often make “to-do” lists, but have you ever made a “don’t” list? It’s one tool I’m using to identify what I am choosing not to focus on at this time in my life. And it’s helped me get rid of some of the guilt we carry around as mothers for not being able to do it all.
Are you feeling excited but also overwhelmed by the new school year? In a recent article entitled “This School Year, I’m Cutting Myself Some Slack,” author Victoria Fedden offers some wisdom to mothers for avoiding getting “manic” in our goal-setting at this time of year.
Of course, it would be ideal to give our best every single day. But now I know that today’s best is different from yesterday’s best. And some days I’ll admit that I am not even giving my best. But I am still giving. And that is enough.
Perhaps a degree is on your “someday” list but seems impossible during your stage of motherhood. These tips will help you see that this doesn’t have to be the case.
Ever since I was first pregnant, I can’t feed my family anything without second guessing myself. Being responsible for another person is often motivation for people to make healthy changes in their lives, but for me it created a slippery slope to a state of anxiety.
Do you ever find yourself in the midst of a survial-mode week or month of parenting? Have you developed any concrete strategies for getting through those crazy times? Blogger Jamie Walton has been there, and she compiled seven of her best tips for “rocking” survival-mode parenting.
Do you have trouble motivating your kids to do their share around the house? Check out these five very practical tips from parenting expert Amy McCready to help you get your family routines back on track.