Motherhood

How Knowing Your Personality Type Can Make You a Better Mom

Can knowing your personality make you a better mom?

If you would have told me 18 years ago, while anticipating the birth of my firstborn, that knowing my personality type would make me into a better mom, I wouldn’t have believed you. I thought motherhood was about loving my little ones into adulthood and caring for their needs until they are able to do so for themselves.  It is, isn’t it? Well, yes, but have you ever thought about the ways that loving and caring for others is so subjective. We love how we’ve been taught to love and serve how we’ve been taught to serve, for better or…

Letting Go of "I'm a bad mom" thinking!

Letting Go of “I’m a Bad Mom” Thinking

Summers are challenging in my house, and I’m sure they are in many other homes, too. As a mom, my thoughts in May turn to: What do I do with the kids? How do I keep them healthy and busy without losing my mind? I make lists of goals and plans. And at some point, I fail to live up to those plans. By the time my girls go back to school, I’m buried under a pile of guilt about lost opportunities. Can you relate?     Since we have a daughter with severe autism (which also entails a severe…

Does she know she is chosen?

Does she know she is chosen?

Have you struggled with feeling like you’re not good enough? Maybe that you’ll always be the one that doesn’t quite fit in? Can you think back to when that feeling first became a thought that ultimately shaped a core belief about yourself? Was it critical word spoken by a parent or coach or someone you looked up to? Or maybe it was a result of being the last one picked for the team in gym class . . . for the umpteenth time? While there are so many reasons why you might feel like you’re not good enough, there are…

When Your Girl Faces the Hard Days

Two Ways to Respond When Your Girl Faces the Hard Days {Giveaway}

We’re thrilled to have Teri Lynne Underwood with us sharing from her heart the real struggles and joy of walking through life with our girls. Teri Lynne is a pastor’s wife, ministry speaker, and Bible teacher. As the founder of www.PrayersforGirls.com, Teri Lynne is a cheerleader for girl moms and the author of Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most. Connect with Teri Lynne on her blog, Facebook, and Instagram. Be sure to read through to the end for a sweet giveaway!   She climbed in the car crying. Again. I knew better than to ask.…

Be Generous. Be Kind. Love Well.

Do you find that the turn in seasons motivates you to think more intentionally about your purpose and goals? I’m not sure if I’m that way because I’m married to a teacher and our lives fall into quarterly rhythms or if it is a result of being a long-term thinker.   As this past summer was approaching, I found myself asking God for direction for how to use my time, not only in the weeks ahead but also the coming fall. At the heart of the matter, I wanted to make sure to find some semblance of balance, especially with a…

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