Finding quiet time can feel a lot like finding a needle in a haystack (or the keys in the diaper bag). This can often leave us feeling burned out and frustrated with those around us. Here are seven ideas to add some quiet to your day.
Ironmom, the story of a woman who used Ironman races to cope after a personal tragedy, reminds us that most mothers have to dig themselves out of a hard spot at some point, so we need to learn to dig deep within ourselves and to rely on those who can help.
A trusted friend once told me, “In motherhood, the hard moments sometimes outnumber the beautiful moments, but the beautiful moments always outweigh the hard moments.” I have developed a few strategies to give the perfect moments in motherhood even more weight so they can anchor me through the hard times.
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.
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.
Do you sometimes wonder whether you’re really making a difference? Do you see your dreams of doing big things fading away as you deal with all the little things that the little people around you need, day in and day out? In this audio post, Saren shares an “a-ah” moment that helped her to see […]
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 do when your best-laid plans as a mother just don’t work out?
Knee surgery forced Alllyson Reynolds to spend an extended time on bed rest. Amazingly, her family survived! And she gained three valuable insights about her family, her time, and her heart.
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 […]
My mother-in-law is the chattiest grandma you have ever met. I’m not really a “baby person” so I don’t naturally start chatting away at them. But I wondered if she was on to something. According to a the most recent issue of the New Yorker, apparently she was.