After years of struggling with how to “do it all,” I’ve finally figured out a simple idea (though still not easy in practice) for how to get everything done.
When our school schedule changed, I could have looked ahead and thought about how it would affect our family. But it seemed I was determined to keep trying the same old thing, like a mouse returning to his old cheese, when my reality had shifted.
When I took the Color Code personality test back in my single days, I discovered I seek fun, enjoy fun, and am motivated by fun. As a mother, this has influenced my children as well. They’ve learned they can create fun from any situation.
A year ago, I was dreading Mother’s Day. But the day turned out quite differently than I had expected. Looking back, I realize it was not because of special treatment I received, but because I made a decision to find joy in the day no matter what.
I’ve realized that Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be about me sleeping in and being served breakfast in bed. Mother’s Day can be nothing more than me thinking about each of my children, how much I love them, and what a gift it is to be their mother.
As mothers, we train our children by teaching them, molding their character, disciplining them, hugging them, and being practical examples for them. Sometimes the hardest part is to just sit and wait.
One of my children asked what I was doing, and when I told them I was searching for some chocolate, my innocent child suggested, “Why don’t you just magic some?” I wish it worked like that.
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.
Tonight my three-year-old and I had a little stand-off. He wanted to wear his brother’s roller skates (instead of his own), and he thought that kicking, screaming, hitting, and biting would do the trick. Dinner was on the stove, my husband was delayed getting home from work, I’d just had a full afternoon of unproductive […]
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.
I know my sleep directly affects my abilities as a mother. And although there are many aspects of sleep completely out of my control, this book taught me that there are things I do have control over.
Is it really that complicated? As moms, there are simple things we really need to do each day to keep our heads above water.