Pleasant names can make just about anything more pleasant. These are my suggestions for giving more uplifting descriptions to the responsibilities associated with raising children.
Sometimes being the “perfect” mother means taking a step back and seeing yourself from the eyes of your child.
Through the holiday months, as gratitude fills social media to overflowing, it is so easy to be inspired by gratitude in our lives. But how does life change when we keep that gift of gratitude with us every day of the year?
At a recent Power of Moms Retreat, Saydi Shumway (a social worker and professional photographer), presented important research about happiness as well as simple but very effective ways to find greater joy in motherhood. In this episode, Saydi shares the main points from her presentation.
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.
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.
We make sure we’re prepared for work, school, holidays, meal time, and photo opportunities. But are we truly prepared for the critical MOMENTS? Here’s one that I’m convinced is simply not an option.
Check out these simple and meaningful ideas to help your family really feel the joy of gratitude this month.
Something big happened to me this week. Something . . .transformational. My youngest child started school.
if you’re feeling a little stale these days and not at all like the fun mom you used to be or thought you would be, maybe you just need to get out of your workplace (the home) and start living like a tourist.
After getting back from a conference, April realized that while it’s great to get away for a while, nothing compares to the love a mommy gets in her own home. It can be hard to be needed all the time by our families. But it’s also really wonderful to be needed!