I am aiming this summer to stop my mom-overachievement tendencies and to see instead where a quieter journey takes us. I want to explore a new kind of summer bucket list this year. Or, I guess you could say an anti-list.
Trying to set and accomplish goals as a mother with children (let alone little ones underfoot) can be a shaky if not downright doomed process. How can we remedy this reality to still seek out progress for ourselves and our families?
There was a time, long ago, when I was perfect. And then . . . I had children.
If you’ve ever wished you could do MORE for your children (even though you’re doing the best you can), here’s a fresh perspective.
Hidden inside the simple lines of her son’s stick figure portrait were valuable lessons for one mom on what it means to be perfect.
Ever had someone move into your space and then proceed to tell you how to run your show? Who does that? Even worse, who does that in motherhood? Author Rachel Hixon explores the in’s and out’s of “bossing my motherhood.”
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.