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.
As my kids get older, I’m realizing that the solution to healthy eating AND sanity lies in one place: my kids need to learn to cook.
We tell ourselves stories about our lives and our children, but we can and need to tell ourselves the best part of our stories.
This article was originally posted on November 4, 2014. I was really struggling when my twins were a couple months old. I hadn’t slept well in months, at least one baby was either nursing or crying around the clock, and my two-year-old was having a hard time adjusting to her new role as […]
To celebrate the longest night of the year—the day when the solar year bottoms out and starts to climb back up again—we go outside and light a fire. We stand around it, stamp our feet a little to chase away the cold, and something magical happens.
What our children need—what they will always need—is our faith, not our fears. I suspect that worry, however hard we try to conceal it, is shared with them in some sort of tight knot they carry around.
When bedtime didn’t go as planned, I found a way to show my son that I don’t just love him, I enjoy him too.
Motherhood has shown me what I don’t know over and over again. But along the way, I’ve also learned a few lessons that spill over onto the rest of my life—lessons I suspect only motherhood could have taught me.
Somewhere along the line, adoption has become associated with the myth of ‘love at first sight.’ I surely cannot say that no one feels this, but I can say that not everyone does, and not everyone has to. Because the truth is, love is a thing that grows.
There are days that I am endlessly running, and it helps to consider the view from above. It doesn’t eliminate what needs to be done, but it helps me to remember that my actions do matter.
Check out these simple and meaningful ideas to help your family really feel the joy of gratitude this month.
In our wildest dreams we couldn’t have conjured up the twists and turns our life journey would take us through. While the loss of our firstborn scarred us in some lifelong ways, it was the catalyst for so many blessings.