We believe that children are just an extension of their parents. If our children accomplish something amazing, it’s our accomplishment. If they fail miserably, it’s our failure. But our children are not a reflection of us; they are made in the image of God.
You don’t have to wait for your kids to behave better or for your house to be cleaner in order to get off of the roller coaster. You don’t need anything outside of you to change. All you need is to pay attention to what is happening in your mind.
Children of all ages often feel that they don’t have all the freedom they want and this can be manifest in tantrums and power struggles and teenage rebellion. How do we decide what choices our children should have? How do we help them recognize the freedom they already have? How do we help them learn […]
In this humorous and inspiring essay, author Amy Makechnie shares her experience of giving her thirteen-year-old daughter a lump sum allowance for the year and watching life lessons unfold.
Is it really that complicated? As moms, there are simple things we really need to do each day to keep our heads above water.
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.
Our bumpy morning was a simple reminder to me that when my kids are having a tough moment and I find myself guessing what I should do next, it never hurts to take a step back, regroup, reach into my heart, and dish out some extra unconditional love.
Are you depressed? If so, you’re not the only one. In fact, the third Monday of every January (this coming week) has been dubbed “Blue Monday” since 2005. Just check out this article to see how you can put the “blues” behind you.
Do you sometimes wonder where “the old you” went? Looking for ways to replenish this year? Here are some great ideas!
Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them. –Richard L. Evans (Click for printable version.)
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?
While mini-catastrophes mean nothing in comparison to the larger problems of the world, these types of experiences happen day in and day out in family life. And if we aren’t careful, they can wear us down and cause us to look at our otherwise wonderful lives through an irritated and gloomy lens.