Whatever stage you’re in, it’s hard, and there are a lot of things to hate. But we’re not going to talk about those things right now. We’re going to focus on the things we love.
Our latest challenge with my youngest is her tantrums. Last Thursday, she threw herself flat on her back, arms flailing, and began screaming in the checkout line at the store. My face flushed as I listened to two older women behind me giving each other a play-by-play of Ally’s meltdown.
I have never had much trouble saying no to things that would detract from my happiness rather than add to it. For me, feeling comfortable saying no comes down to four basic strategies.
While some children are more prone to tantrums than others, most moms need to deal with their kids’ emotional outbursts or uncontrolled anger at some point. In this episode, April and Saren offer some very helpful and concrete ideas.
Tonight my three-year-old and I had a little stand-off. He wanted to wear his brother’s roller skates (instead of his own), and he thought that kicking, screaming, hitting, and biting would do the trick. Dinner was on the stove, my husband was delayed getting home from work, I’d just had a full afternoon of unproductive […]
I used to think that patience was just not part of my personality, but I’ve learned that patience is in fact a skill—something that can be practiced and improved.
Ever feel like you’re spending the “best years” of your life living in chaos? Here’s a humorous experience to which you can DEFINITELY relate–as well as some food for thought on your worth as a mother.
Screen time is an issue for most deliberate mothers. How much time do your children spend in front of a TV, computer, tablet, or phone? Do you struggle to know how much is too much? In this episode, Saren and April offer some ideas that can really help!
Reading to your child is one of those magical motherhood moments when the chaos of the day can drift away. Come along as Elsje captures these feelings in this tender poem.
I used to have more mom-related demands in some areas (diaper changing, mess-clean-up, bathing and feeding kids) and a lot less in others (driving to activities, helping with homework, dealing with moods, emotions, and friend drama). As my mom always says, life doesn’t get easier – it just gets different.
If you are like most moms, you probably know what it’s like to have hurtful words screamed at you by an angry child. In her blog post “How to Respond to Your Child’s Hurtful Words,” blogger Nina Garcia gives nine strategies for responding with respect, love, and confidence.
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.