For five years I have been on a journey to discover how to balance my life, so I can feel more love, peace, and happiness with my family. Thankfully, I buried my “Supermom” cape long ago. I am enough, and so are you!
I love that this book gave me a greater sense of hope for myself and a deeper respect for my son. Often what I’m reaching for in a parenting book is a greater handle on myself and concrete principles to help me nurture my children. This book provides both.
In Daring Greatly, author Brené Brown goes to the heart of what many of us think, but never talk about—the hidden shame we feel about ourselves in various aspects of our lives and the reluctance to be vulnerable about sensitive topics.
I’ve learned that children feel safe when they have a mom with no phone to check, no dinner to make, no siblings to interrupt. Just a mom, a dark room, and a song.
What doesn’t get talked about much are the ways that single parenting is absolutely amazing. Which is a shame, because even though it’s hard, I know I have had some very special experiences that were only possible because I’m a single parent.
We tell ourselves stories about our lives and our children, but we can and need to tell ourselves the best part of our stories.
This article was originally posted on November 4, 2014. I was really struggling when my twins were a couple months old. I hadn’t slept well in months, at least one baby was either nursing or crying around the clock, and my two-year-old was having a hard time adjusting to her new role as […]
What our children need—what they will always need—is our faith, not our fears. I suspect that worry, however hard we try to conceal it, is shared with them in some sort of tight knot they carry around.
When bedtime didn’t go as planned, I found a way to show my son that I don’t just love him, I enjoy him too.
Mothers are leaders. We feel the same urgency as CEOs to know what works with human nature—and fast! So my interest immediately perks up when I see a book about leaders bringing their people to success. Here’s a list of some of my favorite incognito “parenting” books: business and professional resources that have had a direct influence on my parenting.
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.