Moms can experience continuous waves of guilt over their parenting. On today's program, Becky Baudouin unmasks the lies so that moms may walk in the transformational grace of God.
What does it mean to be a smart stepmom? Laura Petherbridge anwers that question as she speaks with Dennis Rainey and Ron Deal on how to navigate a role that can be confusing and frustrating with how to feel empowered and encouraged instead.
Kara-Kae James, a mother of four, knows what it feels like to be in the throes of motherhood and barely holding on. James offers words of wisdom and tells young moms how they can live above the chaos.
Kara-Kae James thought that motherhood was a cinch. And then she had kids! James admits that motherhood made her emotionally and mentally tired, weary and burned out with postpartum depression.
Amber Lia and Wendy Speake realized their anger was triggered by their kids, and sometimes just by life. Amber and Wendy talk about the triggers of fatigue, frustration, and sibling rivalry.
Amber Lia and Wendy Speake share that triggers--whether messiness or a child's immaturity--are really opportunities, and moms must remind themselves that they don't have to get angry.
Moms Amber Lia and Wendy Speake can relate to mothers who get frustrated with their kids. Lia and Speake talk about some of the 31 triggers that can provoke a mom to lose her cool.
Gloria Furman, talks about the day she realized that her mom duties weren't interruptions to her spiritual growth, but that God wanted to interact with her amongst the dishes and the diapers.
Dr. Meg Meeker instructs mothers to find a way to live simply and to remember that a mother's goal isn't to make her kids happy or get them in the right schools, but to teach them to be good, solid people.
Dr. Meg Meeker asserts that kids mostly just want their mother's time and attention, so moms should relax and leave the competition to others.
Dr. Meg Meeker encourages mothers to "jump off the train" of perfectionism and to simplify their lives by setting up boundaries and trusting their instincts.
Karen Ehman encourages women to be realistic about how much time they have and to focus on the things that really matter.
Karen Ehman tells how astonished she was when she had her first child and realized that motherhood was actually hard.
Tracey Eyster and Sherry Surratt encourage moms to break free from isolation and find other moms to link arms with. Tracey and Sherry share some funny antics from their own family histories.
Sherry Surratt and Tracey Eyster recall their 40 plus combined years of parenting and assure moms that Jesus will equip and strengthen them if they'll just turn to Him for help and wisdom.
Motherhood is messy, but beautiful. Sherry Surratt and Tracey Eyster talk about gaining motherly confidence, finding a mentor, and relying on the Lord to face the day-to-day.
Susan encourages moms to gauge a child’s maturity before giving them free reign.
Susan Merrill talks to moms about cultivating patience.
Today Karen Loritts, a wife and mother of four grown children, shares ten practical ways to be a better mother.