The juxtaposition of my experiences with two women in the library was clear. One saw me struggling and offered only judgement. The other stepped in to help in every way she could. Through even small acts of service we can encourage and uplift each other in powerful ways.
Make an effort to reach out to another mother in your school or neighborhood tomorrow. Try to be a little more neighborly. Open yourself up to the idea of making a new friend. Build strong social and emotional supports among mothers within our living, breathing communities. Because mothers with caring and connected friendships make better moms in general for our children.
This month’s challenge is inspired by Saren Loosli’s Deliberate Mothering Tip on after-school routines. Everyday after school, Saren asks her five children two important questions: “What did you learn today?” and “What did you to do help someone?” I know the importance of making a difference through simple, random acts of kindness. So often when […]
My experience with bed bugs taught me a profound lesson in compassion and humility. We all have our daily battles. Some are more severe than others, yet each one is valid.
Pregnancy is filled with joy and anticipation. It can also be brimming with nausea, heartburn, and aching joints. My pregnancies fell mostly in the latter category. Here begins the tale of two pregnancies.
April shares a fun interview with Colin Boyd on a two-step process we can use to acknowledge our children. April and Saren then carry on the conversation with more ideas on how we can acknowledge more and criticize less.
Amidst all the tasty treats and heart-shaped crafts our family enjoys for Valentine’s Day, we’ve designed a special tradition that incorporates some real quality time together. We call it our, “We Love to Be a Family” Day. It’s one of the best traditions we’ve started!
We all want our children to be accepted and liked by other children. No one wants their child to be the one everyone stares at, whispers about, ignores, or even laughs at. I believe we also all want our children to know how to treat that child who is different.
Every year our family does the 12 Days of Christmas. We choose a family that is in need of some added Christmas cheer and we secretly deliver gifts every night before Christmas.As much as I love this tradition, and highly recommend it to your family, I really want to add more giving in simple ways to our Christmas season.
In search of something pumpkin for her daughter, a college freshman, Jennifer Wolfe finds herself surrounded by other college freshman. She wants their mothers to know: they are doing just fine.
We have spent less time on our phones and trying to chase the “shiny pennies” in life and have spent more time holding hands, reading to our kids, building train tracks with our toddlers, taking family walks, baking treats for neighbors and speaking words of love, encouragement and kindness. This book has changed us.
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 […]