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.
We’ve all been there—begging our little one to try just one bite! Sometimes our kids come a little more “picky” than we’d like. We went to our Power of Moms community to find out what “spoonful of sugar” you use to get those nutrients to go down.
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.
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.
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.
Is it really that complicated? As moms, there are simple things we really need to do each day to keep our heads above water.
The new year is now underway and the ambition is starting to retreat into the routine. How do we teach our kids to set and track goals? Let’s discuss what tools you use to keep your family on target.
Motherhood is often punctuated by challenges, sometimes small and mundane and sometimes lasting and heart-wrenching. How can we get through them? The Stockdale Paradox, a mix of optimism and discipline, could be part of your solution.
This article was originally published on June 4, 2011. It used to drive me crazy when mothers of older children would say this to me. All I could think was how easy it was for them to say that when their children could bathe themselves, dress themselves, feed themselves, entertain themselves, get in and out […]