Author Gina Ricks explains how she has learned to appreciate her toddler’s slow pace. The key is to remember that often the journey is the destination.
Shani Whisonant: A Champion for My Daughter
Shani Whisonant believes in preparing nutritious meals, holding her daughter long and tight, following her instincts…and making sure her daughter leaves a ring around the bathtub every evening.
From Toilets to Tantrums: Lessons My Toddlers Taught Me About Patience
Going through the toddler years six times with six different children has taught me perspective and patience. Now, instead of thinking, “This is my entire life, and I am failing as a mother!” I remember that kids go through phases. They just do. It is part of their learning, and that learning process may take awhile.
Nothing To Say, Something To Suffer
Do you ever feel like you have nothing to add on the topic of patience because you haven’t developed “a perfectly Zen attitude towards life’s troubles”? Join author Laura Kelly Fanucci as she examines how having a willingness to suffer might be the key to finding a bit more patience in our own lives.
Love Is What Matters
I did something this past month I’ve been wanting to do for years: I had all our old home videos put onto DVD. And even though I was ecstatically happy to finally have them in a ready-to-watch format, I found myself bawling–bawling–as I sat down to watch the infant years of our family. But this isn’t really meant to be a post about the bittersweet agony of watching your children grow up before your very eyes on a wide screen TV
Favorite Children’s Books
Author and mother of five Catherine Arveseth reviews her favorite children’s books from 2012.
Rachel Nielson: A Mother, A Writer
I love to write, and I have made that passion central to my experience as a mother. My writing is not only for my children; it is also for me. My #1 coping strategy during the challenges of life is writing.
Tiffany Sowby: It’s the Little Things
Tiffany Sowby, who helps coordinate our retreats, shares how she has learned to appreciate the little things and cherish her time with her children.
Book Summary: The “What To Expect” Series
WhattoExpect.com was kind enough to send us this series to review and they will also give all three books to two lucky POM readers! Giveaway details at the end of the article.
Book Summary: No Biking in the House Without a Helmet
In No Biking in the House Without a Helmet, Greene reflects on her journey to adoption, raising children (both biological and adoptive) and what it means to be a family.
I look at my sweet children, with their sleepy eyes, and smile at how God has blessed me. I spend a fair amount of time complaining and whining about the hardships of motherhood. I realized tonight, I spend too little time on its joys.
Spiritual Sundays: Peace Be With You
I love going to church on Sunday mornings, although with a one-year-old it is difficult to be fully present while there. As a single mom, I don’t have any assistance when it comes to my son’s care during church . . . and he requires a lot of care.