The Person I Want to Be All Year

The Person I Want to Be All Year : meditation on how Christmas is God

This week at a Twitter party, a fellow blogger tweeted something quite profound. Meagan said, “The holidays are a reminder to be ‘the mom I want to be’, even if that’s not sustainable year-round.” That stopped me in my tracks. Yes, that is why I try to make a big deal of fun in December. […]

Life is Good.

Life is Good. If only we had eyes to see it - Can we change our outlook, despite rough circumstances, and see the good in our lives?

Are the troubles of this world really as bad as we think they are? Is too Pollyanna to think otherwise? A few weeks ago I found myself getting a little introspective. FishBoy13′s birthday always does that to me. For those who don’t know, he’s the baby we prayed and hoped and cried over. He was […]

Mom, You’re Awesome

Mom, you are awesome | A reminder to moms to see the good gifts that they

Suffering from a little mom guilt, that you’re not quite up to par. Think again. Each of us moms probably falls short of her expectations or dreams for parenting. I know I do. I can think of some ideal or some activity that would bless my kids and then one thing or another happens to […]

Enjoy the Fruit and Send Mom Guilt to the Compost Pile

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I struggle with Mom Guilt from time to time. Rarely do my life and my actions match up with my ideal. So if I know that my kids aren’t getting ———————- (fill in the blank), then I feel guilty that they are missing an opportunity or that they will be less than their best someday. […]

How to Find Gratitude and Grace When It Gets Tough

How to Find Grace and Gratitude

At times, life is hard. Life as MOM contributor Prerna shares how she finds gratitude and grace amidst the storms of life. It was 2010. My husband, Mayank had been in chronic pain and pretty much on bed rest for almost 2 months now. I had a toddler, a fledgling blog and business, and absolutely […]

Love Your Life: Remember you are not alone.

Remember You Are Not Alone | Life as MOM

This is part four of a four-part series about things that I think can help you love your life as MOM a little bit more. For Part 1, go here. Part 2 is here. Part 3 is here. Hebrews 4 says, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have […]

Love Your Life: Tangible rewards are good for everyone.

Moms Need Treats too

This is part three of a four-part series about things that I think can help you love your life as MOM a little bit more. For Part 1, go here. Part 2 is here. Most of the reward you will see for good mothering will come after your children become parents themselves – or maybe not even until […]

Love Your Life: Get real with yourself.

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Believe it or not, I’m still figuring this whole mom thing out, sixteen years into it. I feel like I’m 25, but the crows’ feet tell me otherwise. I recently had a chance to speak to a group of moms who really were 25. I narrowed my talk down to four things that I think can help […]