Hidden inside the simple lines of her son’s stick figure portrait were valuable lessons for one mom on what it means to be perfect.
Ever feel at your breaking point? See how gratitude helped one mother who was there.
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.
If you are in the early years of motherhood with little ones at home, this book is for you. The book feels like a conversation with a friend, one who invites you to reflect and examine how you can “stop and smell” your children more.
Children just might be the messiest people on the planet, but they are also the best plants I’ve ever produced. Perhaps a little mess is how the best things grow.
We give a lot to our families every day. Then, we put the kids to bed and try to do more every night. What would happen if you let go of the guilt and gave yourself a break?
We modern parents tend to worry about a great deal of things, but I’m not entirely convinced those worries are worth the lost sleep. As a surgeon, my husband deals with very real life and death situations on a regular basis. As a result, he’s had to remind me on a number of occasions when I’m in modern-parent freak-out mode that “it takes a lot to die.”
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 […]
I don’t mind building. I love to create, to see something begin to take shape. But this time I am going to do things a little differently. I am going to trust Him to design a new pattern.
Running can be so arduous and even embarrassing if you’re lugging extra pounds around with you. So why did I run during those difficult months? I needed to. I needed that time to think, to wonder why, to be in my own head and try to make sense of my world.
Can you think of something that seems totally inconsequential or unsophisticated, but it brings you physically and emotionally closer to the ones you love?
Allyson was going to write an article about the chore chart that saved her sanity. But the truth is, the her house is a mess right now. Which led her to decide she’s done with the house shaming. You’ve heard of body shaming? Well, she’s coining the phrase “House Shaming”.