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.
At the beginning of my mothering journey, my attitude was that the kids needed to stay out of the kitchen so cooking would be easier. Since then, I have learned not only the value of cooking with kids but also several strategies that make it easier when pint-sized chefs participate.
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.
In this episode, author of “Disrupt Yourself,” Whitney Johnson, offers powerful ideas for how you can heighten your effectiveness and enjoyment as a mom as you Take the Right Risks, Play to your Distinctive Strengths, Embrace Constraints, and Step Down, Back or Sideways to Grow.
In our wildest dreams we couldn’t have conjured up the twists and turns our life journey would take us through. While the loss of our firstborn scarred us in some lifelong ways, it was the catalyst for so many blessings.
Magical moments with your children are on their way! John Olive teaches in an entertaining tone just how easy, fun, and beneficial telling your kids stories can be. Bedtime will soon turn into one of your favorite parts of the day.
I was more tired than I could have ever dreamed of being. It was so hard. I felt alone in the night and like a walking zombie all day. My rose-colored glasses were shattered, but I was left with a few tools I didn’t know I would need.
What I thought would be a lesson for my son in appropriate store behavior turned into a lesson for me about compassion. I learned that sometimes compassion trumps other things, like my plans.
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.
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.
Have you ever judged another mother for doing something, only to find yourself doing the exact same thing later? If you need a good laugh, check out this lighthearted post from Brooke Romney about how she learned not to judge.
There is a voice in my head. And it is mean. It is critical. In the past I’ve tried to change the way I think, but it hasn’t stuck well enough. However, my crazy imagination recently found something that seems to finally be making a difference.