As a mom of 3 girls, one of my strongest hopes is that my kids grow up to be close friends. I want them to love each other deeply, confide in each other, and know that they have built-in BFFs for whatever life might throw at them. The problem is, they fight all the time! After contemplating how my personal behavior might be contributing to the problem, I decided to STOP doing some things to help cultivate strong relationships between my girls. And it's made a huge difference!
People tell me that they're amazed at my discipline and my motivation. But the truth is that I don't have exceptional discipline or motivation. What I do have are some good habits. Those habits have led me to success in many areas and help me to fell well and balanced in my everyday life despite the constant challenges of motherhood. See, if you can harness the power of habit, you don't need to have nearly as much discipline or motivation to do what you know you should do.
Are you considering starting a career as a blogger? Blogging can be an amazing way for moms to make a living from home, but it's not for everyone. Find out in this post if it might be right for you!
There we were, my husband and me, and a newborn baby and a toddler. Both with full-time jobs, still living paycheck to paycheck and going deeper into debt each passing month. I knew we had to change-- and fast!
Are you a blogger struggling to get traffic to your site? So was I.Pretty recently, in fact. On April 26th, my blog had ten visitors. TEN! The next day, April 27th, I had 952! When I say my traffic exploded overnight, I mean it! Find out how I did it.
When I first started blogging, I made several mistakes. Many of them kept me from being successful early on. Now that I know better, let me tell you what I wish I had done differently as a new blogger, so you can learn from my mistakes.
If only I could lose weight… If only we lived somewhere else... If only my kids would listen more… If only we could make a little more money… If only I could get this business off the ground... If only, if only, if only. Are you guilty saying things like this too?
“Mommy, can I sit with you?” I hear those words from my 5-year-old constantly. She always wants to sit with me. She has ever since she was big enough to have an opinion. Sometimes it’s not convenient. Sometimes I have writing to do or other work to finish. Sometimes I just want a little space. Sometimes I just want to be comfortable and sit alone for a few minutes.
When you’re a mom, sometimes working seems like a lose-lose situation. You lose time with your kids and you lose money from your paycheck to childcare. And if you have more than one child, forget it. Daycare costs force many otherwise career-driven women to stay home because it doesn’t feel like it’s worth it to work. But what if we have goals like getting out of debt or saving money for our kids’ college? It can be hard to reach financial goals on a single income or even on two incomes while paying for childcare. Or what if some of us want to be stay-at-home moms but are already living…
It’s hard to imagine that we live in a world where innocent children are so often abused, but unfortunately, we do. Most of us can’t comprehend how anyone could want to hurt a child. I know I can’t. Recently, I started learning more about child sex abuse. Although I’ve never written on this subject, I feel called to be a voice in this area. I believe that we all have an obligation to be advocates for children. After all, children can’t protect themselves. They depend on us for that. So, we all have a responsibility to learn the facts about child abuse and start doing what we can to save…