For the first few years of motherhood I felt like I had no idea how to parent. Raising my kids was moment-to-moment, day-to-day guesswork. I didn’t know how to parent long-term, or even where to start. All my choices were based on a combination of my own instinct and copycatting what my friends were doing. But… was I doing it right?… Read More
We can't be perfect parents, but we can parent with purpose. Read on to discover ways to make your parenting more intentional, meaningful, and focused on the values you want to instill in your kids.
“I’m not cut out to be a mother.” In my nine years of motherhood, this helpless, self-judging phrase has crossed my consciousness too many times to count. Has it crossed yours, too, mama? Does it cut you right to the core, like it does me?
It can be so hard to find the right gifts for our kids. Since we added our third little toy-collector to the family 2 years ago, I’ve found it necessary to be extra thoughtful about the kinds of things we bring in to our home. We used to go willy-nilly through the Black Friday ads, Target aisles, and Costco toy section… Read More
I encourage my kids to be readers! It inspires their imaginations, teaches them about new places and perspectives, builds empathy, and stretches their vocabularies. Plus, it’s one of my personal favorite sources of entertainment. We have a precocious reader in our midst, so I’m always on the lookout for age-appropriate topics in books with great characters and storylines. Here are my… Read More