As Mother’s Day approaches I find myself reflecting on the many ways that my own mom shaped me into the mom I am today. Today I’m sharing 4 life lessons my ultra strong mom taught me, that I’m passing along to my kids.
My latest review book from Family Christian is Be The Best Mom You Can Be: A Practical Guide to Raising Whole Children in a Broken Generation by Marina Slayton. When my oldest children were under 5 I read just about every parenting book I could get my hands on, but in the past years I haven’t read any parenting books. I’m just coasting along doing the best I can. It was
Ever felt like the odd mom out? The one who didn’t fit in? We all have at one time or another. Lately blog posts about ‘the Mommy Wars’ fill my Facebook feed. Whether it’s working Moms vs. stay-at-home Moms, breastfeeding vs. formula, early education vs ‘better late than early’ educators. It’s always one group saying, “We’ve got this figured out and everyone else is wrong.” Motherhood is hard enough without
When you become a mother your body changes- everyone knows that. A growing belly is hard to ignore or overlook! But, some of the physical changes that come along with carrying and birthing a child can take a new Mom off guard. Well meaning advice givers rarely tell you about the not so pleasant physical changes that come as a result of carrying a baby for nine months and delivering that
I love looking back and remembering how I felt during different stages of this Motherhood journey. I wrote the following post days before Peyton’s first birthday. She was baby number four. Reading this post from my old blog is a great reminder of how quickly time passes. A reminder I needed today, as I sit here rocking baby number 6, who is having a tough day. Rock him, love on him,
Watching my girls dance is a reminder that grace doesn’t come naturally. Grace takes concentration, determination, and practice, practice, practice. While God’s grace for us is free and freely given, my grace as a Momma is hard-won. My kids need grace…I need grace in this crazy season of life. That’s my resolution for 2014; concentrating on Grace. When the house is a mess and I am exhausted it is hard
I think it is amazing that even after having 6 newborn babies in the house I am still no newborn expert. Each one throws me for a loop, each one is different and I have new things to worry about, or things I have forgotten, not to mention how individual each baby is, even at this stage. From the very beginning Jonathan has made it clear that he is an