Mothers

How Can I Let Go of the Mom Guilt?

How Can I Let Go of the Mom Guilt ?

Guilt doesn’t freshen us and give life—it suffocates us and takes more than we have to give.

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6 Tips to Reduce Stress for Working Moms

6 Tips to Reduce Stress for the Working Mom

When my youngest started preschool, I took my first job outside the home in nearly 10 years. I was frazzled, guilt-ridden, and late everywhere I went.

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Can Mommy Have a Drink?

Pretty much everyone has an opinion on “mommy wine culture.” Here’s a few factors to consider if you’re thinking about sipping a glass.

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Yes, Momcations are a Thing

Kid-free trips either alone or with girlfriends is an idea I can get behind.

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Don’t Do Motherhood Alone

Having another mom who’s already been through both the calm and rough waters of your current stage in life can be a beautiful gift from God. Here are some suggestions for finding that kind of mentor.

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Becoming a Mom A Process of New Discovery

Facing the upcoming birth of our first baby has caused me to struggle with my change in identity … but perhaps it isn’t a “new” identity after all.

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Can a Mom Be Too Close to her Daughter?

We all want connection with our daughters, but when we become overly close, it can hinder their transition to adulthood.

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Not Every Mom Must Be a Natural Homemaker

Sincere love and an emotional haven are worth so much more than a perfect house and a gourmet meal.

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My Big Flaw: I’m an Impatient Mom

When I’m in a hurry, I tend to plow over my children.

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8 Ways to Be a Super Mom (Not Supermom)

There is no such thing as a superhero mother. Here’s how to stop trying to do it all and start learning to be you.

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My Surprising Secret to Success as a Mom

Truly excelling as a mom is not about showing our kids how amazing we are, but how much we need Jesus.

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The Seasons of Motherhood: Recognizing Challenges, Focusing on Blessings

Looking back on my life, I have found one of the most helpful ways to gain perspective on your current situation is to see life in terms of seasons.

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Are You a “Mean Mom”?

The definition of the word mean is to be unkind or malicious. But a good mean mom defines the word quite a bit differently.

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September Blues

The kids are back at school, and I’m alone.

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40 Sweet Memories Mothers Long to Relive

I’ve been swept up in a wave of longing—for the old familiar, for the sweet memories of days gone by.

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Don’t Lose Your Cool as a Mom

Ten ideas to help you diffuse your anger when a child misbehaves.

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5 Reasons Moms Lose Patience and 5 Ways to Build It

A list of ideas for developing an ever-elusive character trait.

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Ever Feel Like You’re Ruining Your Kids?

One of the hardest things about raising young children is that we feel we’re making no progress.

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I Said Yes to the Mess

Sometimes there are more important things than a clean house.

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5 Things All Moms of Young Children Need to Hear

Here are some things I wish I could go back and tell myself when I was a brand new mom.

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Its Not Your Job to Entertain Your Children

There’s more to mothering than keeping your kids amused.

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Give Yourself a Time Out

I can’t remember the last time I’ve been the only one at home and really experienced silence.

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Motherhood and Loverhood

A happy love life is good for your children.

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Hey Mom, Who Says Things Have to Be Done the Right Way

Make it a priority to teach your children to do things for themselves and others, even if it means those things aren’t done perfectly.

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Lies Moms Should Stop Believing

When it comes to motherhood, plenty of land mines exist that we risk stepping on.

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Friend or Mom

What are you going to do with the influence you have in your daughter’s life?

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Messy House Ministry

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Mothers of Courage

The protection of our lives and the lives of our children is best left in God’s hands.

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Mamas Hands

Remembering special moments while walking through the mall with my mother.

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What I Learned About God From My Children

God uses our children to help us learn to walk in the Spirit and build our character.

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