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When I read of the Proverbs 31 woman, it’s overwhelming to me that this would be an expectation to live up to as a wife and mother. Through the eyes of a perfectionist, it’s downright scary. How in the world do I live up to that expectation? God helped me to realize, that I can’t. Read More Here.
Looking for summer activities to keep the kids active and learning? Here’s a few inexpensive options sure to pack your summer with fun and keep the kids from saying, “mom, I’m bored.” Read More Here.
Ever been struck by a cascading flood of mom guilt from out of no where? I know it can happen, because I’ve been there. It was a relatively normal day, (if there really is such a thing when you have small kids) and I’d finally decided to take myself to see the doctor with the 3-year-old in tow. She was well behaved on this particular journey but I did allow her to use her tablet to play games in the waiting room. Read More Here.
I’ve read many articles on getting picky eaters to eat healthy or to eat at all. There’s tons of them out there and tons of advice. It’s hard! Parents, the struggle is very real and I don’t think there is one answer. Every kid is different. But I’m going to point out some of the ideas we’ve tried that didn’t work so well for us, but worked for others. AND what we have found new success in doing lately (whew, a glimmer of hope). Read More Here.
Social media makes it particularly difficult to miss when you’re caught on the outside of something awesome. When there’s an event that you were left out of it’s hard to miss. When two friends go out and forget to include you, it’s easy to feel like “they” don’t like you. Or, as was my case when I moved to a new city, my old friends were all still doing their old things and I hadn’t connected yet. I missed my old friends terribly and I felt undeniably alone. Read More Here.
My daughters have wild, baby-fine hair that’s always messy and flying. They have their own sense of style that involves many different mismatched colors and often choose to wear two different shoes on their feet. They live by the moto that more color is more beautiful. I don’t try to tame their wild hair or their wild style. I don’t force my youngest to wear a coat when she says she’s hot. I get comments. Sometimes judgmental comments (like this time). But mostly smiles. I wonder if I should make my kids look more put together…more appropriate…Read More Here.
I revealed in the Facebook group that my family recently ventured out to get family portraits taken. Little did I know, I was going to be reminded how parenthood opens us up to passive aggressive comments. Let’s go back to the morning of the great family portraits… Read More Here.
This post is for those parents who have a child who doesn’t get recognized at award ceremonies. But let me just say, if you’re reading this and your child gets merit awards, academic awards, excellence in math or science or reading, or honor roll or perfect attendance…be proud of them. It’s okay. Don’t for one second think you should cover it up to save the feelings of us parents who don’t see our kids on a stage with certificates in hand. Read More Here.
Being a mom is rough on the perfectionist. Or maybe it’s just THIS perfectionist. It started the very first week. Breastfeeding just didn’t come naturally to me. My milk didn’t come in, the latch was wrong, I was miserable, my baby was miserable and I felt like a failure as a mom. I mean, breast is best right? Read More Here.
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