parenting

10 ways you and your kids can be more grateful…

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Welcome Mom-Monday!  I’m glad you are here!  I have a busy week with writing deadlines so I thought I’d combine two posts I’ve put up before about being grateful, and make a couple of quick lists we can all benefit from. I’ve found that when I look at life through a lens of thankfulness, somehow, […] Read more…

When in doubt, just love them…

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Welcome to Mom-Monday. I’m glad you’re here! A few weeks ago, after I spoke to a group of moms, one of the women in the audience came up to me and shared some of the challenges she’d been going through with her twelve year old. Fighting tears, she told me she wasn’t sure how to handle […] Read more…

You are mighty… because you mother

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All you amazing mamas… you are mighty. Take a minute to watch this video and be reminded that it’s all worth it. And that being a mom is no ordinary job. (Hat tip to Kelley Matthews for sending this my way.) Happy Mother’s Day! Another inspirational piece: When I became a mother, over at (in)courage. […] Read more…

In other words: Just sit tight, hold on, and enjoy the ride!

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Today for Mom-Monday, I’m sharing an excerpt from Finding Mommy Bliss, along with a couple of notes I’ve gotten from moms who are reading the book…   From Chapter 4 of Finding Mommy Bliss:  Don’t Rush the Journey (or, Just sit tight, hold on, and enjoy the ride!) Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is […] Read more…

Eating out with kids: restaurant behavior

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Today, for Mom-Monday, I’m sharing a helpful article from my writing friend and parenting author Elizabeth Pantley. Any mom knows that taking your little ones to a restaurant can be a challenge sometimes. Here are some useful tips from Elizabeth that can help!… Eating out with kids: restaurant behavior: Children can be both excited and bored when at a […] Read more…