Encouragement for the Stressed Out Mom
We try do it all. We do our best to be put together and available for whatever is asked of us. I mean, it's our job right? To be super mom? To go above and beyond in everything people expect from us? But what if it isn't? What if we aren't supposed to be a super mom, but rather to be prioritizors of what is super important?
Comforting Bible Verses for a Grieving Mom
Mother's Day is hard for a mom healing from the pain of miscarriage. While all the other moms are being celebrated you sit off to the side ashamed and alone. You don't fit in with the other moms because instead of holding your baby in your arms, your carry your precious one in your broken heart. If this is you, here are a few Bible verses I want to share with you. I looked to these for comfort while grieving my angel baby and they truly helped me through.
Why We Need to Speak OUt About OUr Babies
One of the hardest days of the year for a mother overcoming the loss of her child is Mother's Day. While all the other moms are being celebrating and adored, the grieving mom sits in the shadows fighting tears and swallowing her anger at the injustice of it all. She holds her stomach and feels a deep hole. Instead of a baby growing inside or newborn in her arms, she holds the pain of mourning her long lost child.
Why We Need To Let OUr Boys Be Boys
If you take a look around at today's society you'll find it's become extremely feminine minded. You don't have to look far. Simply turn on the news or put in a recently released movie. The feminist movement is strong and heavy in many outlets and men are being attacked on those same outlets. So how can we as mothers raise our little boys to become strong honorable men in a feminine world?
Fun and Engaging Trips for our Baby of Six Months
Levi is six months old now. Winter is finally giving in to the fact that it's actually springtime summer will be here before we know it. I'm so excited. Levi's always been a curious and observant baby, but now he's reached an age where more than light fixtures and mirrors entertain him. Meaning, it's time to take him out and about to explore the world! Or, at least our surrounding area.
Why We don't Have To
I'm a competitor. I like competition whether it be healthy or unhealthy. I'm like Monica from the TV series Friends.
I want everything in my life to run perfectly and I want to win at everything.
Then, I think life will end if anything less than this happens.
As this transitions over to my new title as mother, I've found myself struggling to accept that motherhood is not a competition or a picture perfect way of life. And let me tell you, it's not an easy lesson.
By Special Guest Danielle Stribula
Confident. Strong. Brave. Fit. Active.
These are words I would use to describe myself before I found out I was pregnant. I literally felt MY BEST the months leading up to that positive pregnancy test because I had just accomplished two years of CONSISTENT exercise and healthy eating habits, and I was just starting this challenging 80 day fitness program with all my virtual rockstars. Guys, I was KILLIN’ IT. I had ab definition, my shoulders looked UH-MAZING, and lemme tell you about my butt. It had some serious lift.
By Special Guest Danielle Stribula
MOM GUILT. We all have it. We all experience it. We all hate it. Yet we can’t OVERCOME it. It’s a REAL and RAW feeling that comes with giving our whole heart to a little human and leaving little to no love for ourselves. It’s that uncertainty that clouds our brain and holds us back from being THE BEST mom our babies need. It’s that doubt we have within ourselves that prevents us from embracing our new role as MOM.
Dealing with The Unpredictability of Motherhood
I'm a planner. I love to plan my day, my week, and really my entire life. I can't help myself. The planner gene is embedded into my DNA. But I have noticed many of the plans and expectations I've set for me and my baby have not been met. My expectations often look starkly different from reality.
How to Teach Your Child in a Positive Way
As a child growing up, my parents were the ones I turned to for everything. For comfort, for advice, for encouragement, for permission - you name it. As children, our parents are our rock. When you first learned to walk, who did you look to for help when you fell down? Who did you run to when you hurt yourself and just needed a kiss and a hug to make it all better? Most of us - if not all of us - will answer these questions with our parents and probably more specifically our mom. And now, we as mothers are on the parental side. We have the opportunity to be that same safe place for our children while at the same time instructing and edifying them.
But how can we do this?