My children feel the influence of my own mother’s patience, love and sacrifice, through my best attempts to emulate her. Her influence continually fills our hearts with love.
As summer approaches, my heart sinks because my children will be leaving. Since my divorce, I am legally bound to turn them over to their father. Now my summers are filled with time. And I am trying to savor the gift in spite of its aftertaste.
It’s great to plan a family trip when everything goes well and everyone has a good time, but when things start to fall apart, it becomes an adventure! “Our trip became one of the weaving moments of the fabric of our family, and hopefully we taught our children that when it rains, you sing.”
I was recently with a group of my trusted friends when I sheepishly admitted that I don’t like playing with my kids. Fortunately, they had lots of good ideas of ways to make play more natural and enjoyable for me as a mother.
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You mean my teenager wants me to stand behind what I say?
I liked the idea of wrestling with a yoga pose. I liked not doing a half-way job for 60 seconds and then moving on.. I wanted, desperately, to peel back the pose to its core. Lately I’ve been wondering: what if this philosophy could be applied to motherhood?
More often than not, the people around us, those we love and those we don’t love yet, are wearing brave faces. It’s likely that you’re doing the same in at least one aspect of your life right now.
Chances are that miscarriage will touch our lives either personally or through someone we know. These six suggestions can help you support a friend who is grieving pregnancy loss.
It’s never too early to start teaching my kids that the generations in our family are linked, even if it’s mostly through choppy video calls. Here are four ways that I do it.
When my daughter approached me holding a book called Middle Child Blues, I realized that some things in our family dynamics needed to change.
No matter how crazy the day … no matter how discouraged I feel … no matter how dismal the state of our nation, The Heartbeat Check offers sanctuary.