(Inside: How to be a strong, joy-filled mom. Four aspects of life that will enhance your happiness. Live a meaningful life. Live with purpose.) The teenage girl paused before my desk near my high school classroom. She exhaled while flexing her hands in stretching motions several times before plopping down in the chair next to
(Inside: A tool to help you love being a mom. Motherhood is hard, and parenting is work, so all moms need this one simple way to enjoy the present more. FInd excessive joy in being a mother.) Our family littered our mudroom with shoes as we filed into our home. One kid rushed to let out our golden doodle, my husband bounded upstairs to plug in
(Inside: 8 best podcasts for moms that will motivate women. Accomplish more and meet your goals by listening to these inspirational podcasts for women. ) The pile of plates teetered as I carried them from my kitchen to the dining room. Next, I grabbed the stacks of Tupperware, mismatched bottoms and tops thrown together looking like the Eiffel tower in shambles and not
(Inside: Don’t underestimate the power of music. Here are 5 best songs to make your day better.) My son’s head lay on my arm as his little body nestled into the curve of mine. He drifted off to sleep against me, glad I’d stayed with him for a few minutes after his tuck-in.
(Inside: Are you wondering, “Should I write?” Read my journey of starting a blog and get tips that will help you start writing and blogging with confidence.) “I want to be a writer.” I gently rocked my nursing son (middle child) in the middle of the night. That’s the exact moment the writer-thought
(Inside: Good parenting skills start here. Do you feel like you’re saturated with parenting advice? What should be your focus? This one thing will help you conquer the parenting season like the champion you are.) Off, off, off! I fumbled at my car radio. I don’t need to hear anybody roar…
(Inside: Never underestimate the power of encouragement for moms. Learn one thing you need to refashion you mom friends’ superhero cape and build a strong community of moms.) “I was just told my youngest daughter needs to lose weight. By her doctor, of course.” Sara sighed her disappointment, not realizing her supermom cape had
(Inside: How to teach your kids to be kind even when they don’t feel like it.) Cleaning up the mess of our over $1500 in credit card theft had me edgy. Then I went to quit the gym. Which apparently is like telling membership services gravity is ending: What!?! The gym needs you! The pools open soon! And to quit – see that 500-pound weight that man twice your size is bench pressing? You do it
(Inside: Find confidence to beat your challenges.) Moms, you know the times when you work hard at something – whatever pulses in your heart you MUST DO – finally, you present your “product” with arms up, chest puffed out and a “ta-dah”? Then, crickets… That’s where I was at. I had an idea
(Inside: How my husband and I exchange Christmas gifts.) Are you also in the phase of life where everyone else (kids, mortgage, car, Target…) takes ALL YOUR MONEY? (Help us, Dave Ramsay.) That’s our current season. This fact has shaped how my husband and I exchange Christmas gifts. We’ve decided…We buy our own presents.