Their Needs, My Needs

Feeling resentful? Angry? When is the last time you slowed down to check your people pleasing meter? There’s nothing wrong with baking cupcakes for your child’s class or running errands for your parents or making crafts for the Christmas Bazaar. But when we say “yes”...
Permission to Breathe

Permission to Breathe

You want someone to know you, really know you and accept you. Not just as a mom but as a person. But exposing yourself is scary. What will people think if they saw all the insecure and imperfect parts of me? The truth is that all of us moms look over our shoulder from...
For every anxious mom . . .

For every anxious mom . . .

As a new mom, I often felt like I was supposed to be “doing something” all the time. Buy this new mind-stimulating toy, read the latest book on parenting, search for this or that newest, best, delicious, nutritious organic baby food–even if it meant...
You Can Be More Joyful

You Can Be More Joyful

One of the traps that keeps moms from enjoying the motherhood journey more is worry – especially worry that you don’t have what it takes to measure up. Well, let’s ask this question: Who’s holding the measuring stick? We give way too much power to others who will...
Growing on Their Own

Growing on Their Own

Today I took a walk in the neighborhood and found what has always been there: pairs of lime green acorns, budding fruit on a pine and seed pods growing from an unnamed tree. Like my child, these things grow naturally, nurtured by an unseen Hand, not my own. In all...
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