I am aiming this summer to stop my mom-overachievement tendencies and to see instead where a quieter journey takes us. I want to explore a new kind of summer bucket list this year. Or, I guess you could say an anti-list.
When you run into a challenge, do you ever wish you could “phone a friend” or call in a back up? See how one mother does just that.
What if paying attention to our children’s technological obsessions could give us insight into their needs? Author Amanda Hamilton Roos explores this idea in this thought-provoking post.
I am an annoying parent. I’m not talking about being annoying to other people; I’m talking about being annoying to my children themselves. I’ve found that when I tweak the delivery of my expectations to be less irritating, I enjoy parenting more and have fewer battles with my strong-willed son.
Trying to set and accomplish goals as a mother with children (let alone little ones underfoot) can be a shaky if not downright doomed process. How can we remedy this reality to still seek out progress for ourselves and our families?
Although my children may have left traditional “reading, writing and arithmetic” behind them at the school door, there are plenty of ways to have fun and still engage their brains during the summer.
Looking for some great books to read with your whole family this summer? (And a little inspiration on HOW and WHEN to read?) You’ll love this video and printable list!
Rather than tossing all of your money into one savings and one checking account, try opening these seven (or more) accounts. It may be just the step your family needs to get your budgeting and spending on track!
Finding quiet time can feel a lot like finding a needle in a haystack (or the keys in the diaper bag). This can often leave us feeling burned out and frustrated with those around us. Here are seven ideas to add some quiet to your day.
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.
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.
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.”