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How Motherhood Has Changed Me

I spent most of my 20’s trying to be someone else. Finally marriage, motherhood, depression, and my 30’s forged my self-discovery and acceptance.
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Don’t Let Fear Control Your Motherhood

When fear and anxiety threaten to take control of how I parent my children, I remind myself of four truths.
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Dear Mom, Thanks for the Real Moments of Motherhood

Dear Mom, Thanks for the Real Moments of Mot...

Here’s to our mothers. Thanks for letting us see you struggle, ask for help, and never give up on the ones you love.
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To The Single Mom on Mother’s Day

I see you, single mom. I know you’re out there and  you may be struggling today on Mother's Day. You deserve this day the most.
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Viral Rant “Society to Working Moms” Tot...

While we might relate to the laundry list of women pressures, we have to be honest about why working moms and our husbands believe them.
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When Parenting Isn’t Popular

Making responsible, though not always fun, parenting decisions pays dividends and yields goodness that lasts well beyond the moment.
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A Day in the Life of a Working Mom

Making memories, passing on our faith to the next generation, is what our moments are made of. I try to focus on fully living in every single one.
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Every Expectant Mom Deserves a Baby Shower L...

One of the greatest lessons motherhood is teaching me is that I cannot do it alone. Baby showers remind us of the help we need from family and friends.
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Mom, Kind Is the New Skinny  

What if our generation of moms decided to love the mom bods we’ve got? Motherhood puts a glow on any woman! It’s a look that’s well worth the wear.
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When Everyone Gets Invited to the Birthday P...

My kid's birthday party means I include and find commonalities with nearly total strangers. And it’s a really beautiful thing.
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5 Ways to Avoid Being a Drama Addict

Moms today have enough on their plates without adding unnecessary drama to the list.
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, How Should Mama...

How do we treat ourselves well while also remembering that God cares more about our hearts? Can we keep our hearts pure but also enjoy fashion?
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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 Chall...

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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5 Reasons Moms Lose Patience and 5 Ways to B...

A list of ideas for developing an ever-elusive character trait.
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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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Ever Feel Like You’re Ruining Your Kid...

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...

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...

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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Mamas Hands

Remembering special moments while walking through the mall with my mother.
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Messy-House Ministry

By inviting a friend into my messy home, I gave her a way to connect with me on a real level. I extended her an invitation into my heart.
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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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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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When to Say NO as a Mom

You can’t do everything. Here are nine strategies to help you set some boundaries.
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How Did I End Up Being a Working Mom

We did not have a definite plan to transform desires into reality.
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Giving Your Children Roots and Wings

Providing the foundation children need.
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Grocery Stores, Little Bandits, and Toy Cart...

A mother reflects on the days when her daughter was young.
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Honey, We’re Going to Move

I was at a crossroad. Would I stand in the Lord's way and deny my husband this opportunity because I was afraid?
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The Intentional Mom

Being purposeful doesn’t mean taking everything super seriously, it just means thinking about things we may not otherwise think about in the busyness of life.
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The Noblest of Callings

Contrary to what the culture might say, being a full-time mother is not settling for second best
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What Will Matter 25 Years From Now?

I’m a Type-A person, and helping my girls make a dollhouse was not on my agenda for the day.
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The Treasures of a Child

One parent's trash is another child's treasure
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Wading Through the Baby Advice

Three lessons I learned on how not to be prepared for mommyhood.
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What I’ve Learned From My Kids

A collection of lessons from parents who have been through the battle.
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Fear Not Mother Fear God

Being a mother requires faith, not fear.
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Ecclesiastical Encouragement for Exhausted M...

Six lessons from Solomon's writings.
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You Can Do It Mom

Stay-at-home mothering doesn't have to be so hard, and you don't have to do it alone. There are resources all around you to help you be the kind of mom you want to be.
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Counting My Blessings

The most important task had been missing from my to-do list.
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Diagnosis: Mom Burnout

Yes, I was overcommitted and working my tail off for good, even great things. But why in the world was I doing this?
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Q&A: Defeating Discouragement in Motherh...

We need to realize that emotions are a part of God’s image imbedded and imprinted within us.
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The Incredible Privilege of Motherhood

To invest your time and best efforts into children and to watch them grow, develop, and excel is to be part of the creative majesty of life itself.
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Can You Afford to Become a Stay-at-Home Mom

Some financial advice to help you re-orient your values and save money.
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Carpool Queens and Sleepover Divas

Becoming involved in your child’s friendships can mean taking on some interesting roles.
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A Full Drawer of Imagination

Suggestions for fostering creativity in your children.
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A Tired Angry Mom

Just because God promises us that all things work together for our good doesn’t mean all things are easy.
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What Makes an Incredible Mom?

No mom is perfect, but if you're looking for a standard, I would encourage any mother to grow in these five areas.
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A Mother’s Legacy

The constant love of a mother becomes a bedrock of security for her children.
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Avoiding Mama Burnout

Ten ideas to help keep you sane during the exhausting, overwhelming years with young children.
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Fighting the Supermom Syndrome

How to keep from being burned-out by your full-time, stay-at-home-mom job.
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If I Could Be a Young Mom Again

Grandmothers share what they would do differently as young moms.
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