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.
I was praying and pleading daily to have help and patience. I had a degree in early childhood education, for heaven’s sake—I knew how to teach and discipline, right? But I didn’t have any answers for this passionate, intense child. I was humbled and needed help.
This book of “12 Essential Skills to be Confident and Classy in a Crazy World,” inspired this highschooler to look at life with a new lens. Enjoy this review from her perspective as a mother-in training.
This humorous and validating post describes the “unseen work” of mothers: chauffeuring our kids, studying our kids, teaching our kids, planning traditions for our kids, and managing all of the paperwork that comes along the way!
Pleasant names can make just about anything more pleasant. These are my suggestions for giving more uplifting descriptions to the responsibilities associated with raising children.
Of course, it would be ideal to give our best every single day. But now I know that today’s best is different from yesterday’s best. And some days I’ll admit that I am not even giving my best. But I am still giving. And that is enough.
Ever feel at your breaking point? See how gratitude helped one mother who was there.
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.
In this episode, Saren (mother of five children ages 10-15) talks with Janelle (mother of 5 children ages 1-7) share three concrete (and totally do-able!) coping strategies for dealing with the hard stuff that comes with having small children who are close in age.
I realize the agony and the ecstasy on the soccer field is teaching me some good parenting lessons. My life is a million small shots on goal. Usually, I shank it to the side or I overshoot the goal. Does this mean that I’m wasting my time and energy? Is this all for nothing? I hope not.
Are you going through a difficult challenge right now? Something you wish would go away? Here’s a question that has changed my perspective…and my life.
I have to admit, when I first looked at this book, I thought, “What do you need to write a whole book about this for? You just teach your kids to say ‘thank you’.” But after I spent some time with the book, I realized there was a lot more to this gratitude thing.