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.”
Do you ever feel like you’re just spinning your wheels and never getting anything done? Read one mom’s account of how she gets things done while also teaching her children responsibility.
Children are hugely impacted by their parents’ marriage, good or bad. With that in mind, each chapter of Poelman’s book focuses on a different principle of strong marriages and includes several two-minute challenges that aim to strengthen marriages by making them more meaningful, intimate, fulfilling, and fun.
In our busy schedules, sometimes car time is all the time we have to spend together. So, we’ve decided that for our family, car time is a time to unplug from electronics and plug into each other.
The truth is, as much as we think kids are controlling our lives, they often feel the exact opposite. Finding simple ways of letting kids assert some control will allow them to feel good about their choices instead of looking for ways to get more power.
Are you thinking about what you REALLY want for the coming year? Join April and Saren for a down-to-earth heart-to-heart talk about how to set and achieve meaningful goals.
As I look through the pages of our Family Journal, I feel some grief over the lost time and the gaps between entries, but I have to put the lost months and time behind me and be okay with starting again, right where we are at.
Let’s say you have a plan for involving your family in your household routines & responsibilities. It’s time to take you out of the middle and let a handy-dandy chart or list act as the reminder instead of your nagging!
The magic of childhood. How do you make it last, respect it, and hold on to it? By observing, engaging, and nurturing our children’s imaginations, not only can we preserve the magic, we can participate in it.