We give a lot to our families every day. Then, we put the kids to bed and try to do more every night. What would happen if you let go of the guilt and gave yourself a break?
We modern parents tend to worry about a great deal of things, but I’m not entirely convinced those worries are worth the lost sleep. As a surgeon, my husband deals with very real life and death situations on a regular basis. As a result, he’s had to remind me on a number of occasions when I’m in modern-parent freak-out mode that “it takes a lot to die.”
Our latest challenge with my youngest is her tantrums. Last Thursday, she threw herself flat on her back, arms flailing, and began screaming in the checkout line at the store. My face flushed as I listened to two older women behind me giving each other a play-by-play of Ally’s meltdown.
Do you ever feel like you’re just spinning your wheels and never getting anything done? Read one mom’s account of how she gets things done while also teaching her children responsibility.
Fitting exercise into an already busy schedule as a mother can seem impossible, but maybe it doesn’t have to be.
It isn’t following some one-size-fits-all plan that keeps me close to God. It is being intentional and making time for God in my life. Author Marla Gale shares tips on how she makes time for a relationship that often takes a backseat when parenting.
Motherhood could be the greatest adventure of all! But who really decides what your adventure will be? How will your story end? What is your mothering storyline? Author Mary Jenkins shares how she discovered her story is different from every other mother’s.
Can you think of something that seems totally inconsequential or unsophisticated, but it brings you physically and emotionally closer to the ones you love?
What do you see in this photo? The beautiful flowers in the sun? Or the messy papers and dirty windows? As we look at our lives as mothers, we can CHOOSE which parts to focus on. And happiness comes from focusing on the beauty we can always find.
The truth is, as much as we think kids are controlling our lives, they often feel the exact opposite. Finding simple ways of letting kids assert some control will allow them to feel good about their choices instead of looking for ways to get more power.
For several years now I’ve been trying to live under the guise that I’m one of those fantastic moms whose entire life is made up of silver linings. I’ve tried to convince myself that I am the epitome of optimism, and when I read all those articles describing how much happier optimistic people are, I […]
Are you thinking about what you REALLY want for the coming year? Join April and Saren for a down-to-earth heart-to-heart talk about how to set and achieve meaningful goals.