“But Mom, I don’t waaaaant to take out the trash. Nobody else in my whole class has to chores. JUST me. It’s not fair!” I’m sure you’ve never heard these delightful refrains when you try to get kids to do chores, but for some of us, it’s par for the course. 😉 And it’s rough. Honestly, whining and resistance are big… 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.
Full disclosure: I fully dread the nagging and frustration that comes with micromanaging the morning routine for my kids. (I don’t know about you, but trying to direct school-prep and breakfast traffic while I’m trying to feed a baby–and myself!–is not my favorite way to start the day.) This dread (and a little bit of exhaustion) is the honest to goodness… Read More
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
“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?