It is possible to take a new look at failure and find the victories and celebrations hidden inside. We can choose to see failure not as the outcome we anticipated, but instead as the sum total of who we are as mothers.
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.
When many things demand my time and energy, I can easily become stressed. This book helped me not only understand stress and why it occurs, but also helped me to find constructive and healthy things to do right in that moment so that I can keep my cool and calm down.
You mean my teenager wants me to stand behind what I say?
If we come from dysfunction, at some point in our lives we must become our own loving parent. We must listen to the voice within—for it is in that voice that we are able to change negative cycles.
I love that this book gave me a greater sense of hope for myself and a deeper respect for my son. Often what I’m reaching for in a parenting book is a greater handle on myself and concrete principles to help me nurture my children. This book provides both.
I’ve learned that children feel safe when they have a mom with no phone to check, no dinner to make, no siblings to interrupt. Just a mom, a dark room, and a song.
What doesn’t get talked about much are the ways that single parenting is absolutely amazing. Which is a shame, because even though it’s hard, I know I have had some very special experiences that were only possible because I’m a single parent.
Mothers are leaders. We feel the same urgency as CEOs to know what works with human nature—and fast! So my interest immediately perks up when I see a book about leaders bringing their people to success. Here’s a list of some of my favorite incognito “parenting” books: business and professional resources that have had a direct influence on my parenting.
It is the most challenging and yet rewarding job in the world: motherhood. I have learned a few things in my 22 years as a mother. Here are the top five things I would share with mothers who don’t have as many years under their belts.
I love my son’s morning routine chart because it holds me accountable for the things that are important to me as a mother—the things that would probably get lost in the midst of the urgent “to-dos” and daily craziness of motherhood, if they weren’t included in our simple chart.
I was more tired than I could have ever dreamed of being. It was so hard. I felt alone in the night and like a walking zombie all day. My rose-colored glasses were shattered, but I was left with a few tools I didn’t know I would need.