My children feel the influence of my own mother’s patience, love and sacrifice, through my best attempts to emulate her. Her influence continually fills our hearts with love.
It is OK to struggle; everybody does. It is what we do as a result of the challenge that matters. Will we learn from it or allow it to defeat us?
I realized that I needed to reconsider my purpose in playing games with my children. Was the point to spend enjoyable leisure time with them? Or was I trying to teach them the rules of the game?
Do you ever feel that you are not enough? That you need to be June Cleaver, Kelly Rippa and Martha Stewart all rolled into one? It’s exhausting to even think about – not to mention impossible to do! In this series of audio posts, Power of Moms Team Member, Jennifer Brimhall, shares three great posts that […]
An outside look at your family might give you just the perspective you desperately need.
It’s great to plan a family trip when everything goes well and everyone has a good time, but when things start to fall apart, it becomes an adventure! “Our trip became one of the weaving moments of the fabric of our family, and hopefully we taught our children that when it rains, you sing.”
It is possible to take a new look at failure and find the victories and celebrations hidden inside. We can choose to see failure not as the outcome we anticipated, but instead as the sum total of who we are as mothers.
I was recently with a group of my trusted friends when I sheepishly admitted that I don’t like playing with my kids. Fortunately, they had lots of good ideas of ways to make play more natural and enjoyable for me as a mother.
The next time I’m offered a getaway, instead of complaining, I will make a paper chain and count the days! Yes, it is hard to leave, but distance from day-to-day life offers valuable gifts. Among them can be renewed appreciation for your life, the people in it, and even for yourself.
There are many things I want to do in my life and most of them are made more difficult by motherhood: write books, travel the world, get a master’s degree, read more, learn photography, take classes in everything from art to astronomy…Ultimately I realized, who I want to be is more important than all of those things that I want to do.
You mean my teenager wants me to stand behind what I say?
When I read this book, I was in a pretty good place in my marriage. But it was a really good wake up call to examine my words, my actions and even my thoughts as I try to love and respect my husband the way I truly want to.