Motherhood isn’t about being, it’s about becoming. At each stage of motherhood, we are beginners. We don’t just become mothers when we give birth; we become mothers as we trudge through all the trial and error, the self-doubt, the worry, the overwhelmingly hard days, and the joy, too.
I want to give my teenagers a voice of encouragement that, yes, they can do things on their own!
While some things change as you move from one stage to the next, other challenges remain the same. I think finding a balance between getting personal work done and being fully present for our children is something mothers will always struggle with
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?
Consider what your end goal for this holiday season is. Write it down, and start working backwards!
Last year we had a do-it-yourself Halloween. By that, I don’t mean that I got all crafty with Pinterest-inspired stuff. I mean the kids did it THEMSELVES. And it worked out just great. We’re going for the same approach this year!
Do you have trouble motivating your kids to do their share around the house? Check out these five very practical tips from parenting expert Amy McCready to help you get your family routines back on track.
Parenting in the age of electronic devices is uncharted territory for many of us; however, setting up guidelines and rules from the start will help teenagers become responsible technology users.
In today’s podcast, author Rachel Nielson reads four of her articles about concrete ways that she finds hope and fulfillment as a mother, even in the hardest of times.
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?
At my first set of student-teacher conferences, I was taken aback when an Indian mother turned to me and said, “Please be stricter with my son. he needs a firm hand, and he needs to take his studies much more seriously.” I had thought her son was doing just fine, but she clearly thought he could do much better.
Being a mom and being with children can be fun, at least some of the time. But I’ve had a a few experiences lately that have shown me the value of pure fun, just for myself.