stress

My Window Is Closing

Several years ago, when I was going through foster parent training, I attended a class about parenting children in crisis. The speaker described how we each have a window of…

My Love Is Enough

I’ve been struggling lately with this debilitating feeling that I’m doing it all wrong with this whole motherhood thing.  I can’t seem to get a schedule in place, I’m grouchy…

Best Mom Award Goes to … (Not Me)

“Mommy! Today was funny hat day! We didn’t wear hats! You forgot the hats!” That’s how my kindergartner and first grader greeted me after school on funny hat day. And…

Joy in the Moments of Single Motherhood

This morning I enjoyed listening to several women share about how much they are blessed by being grandmas. One lady expressed how she felt it was her opportunity to make…

Letter to a Tired New Mom

To a weary woman— Does your time to read blog posts feel expensive right now? Maybe you’re reading this with a bottle in your hand and/or a baby sling on…

Recognizing Adult Peer Pressure

When we talk about peer pressure, we are often talking about teenagers. But the reality is that all of us face peer pressure no matter what season of life we are…

Dr. Meg Meeker asks, “Have you ever been “stress paralyzed?”

Dr. Meg Meeker offers insight and wisdom around the stress that can seem to overwhelm us as mothers…grateful to have her perspective as a family physician and a mom!

Are You Stressed?

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Anxious because there’s no way to get it all done? Fearful because you don’t know how to handle a difficult person? Unsure about how to make a…

My Most Effective Ministry

So I have this really effective ministry: God has called me to live in such a way that other people, especially parents, feel better about themselves. I just have to…

Forgetting Someone Else’s Child

I should have written it down: “Add Mark to carpool on Wednesday morning.” But I didn’t. Several of my neighbors’ kids go to the same school, and since one neighbor…

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