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The Moment Glennon Doyle Melton Realized There Was No Room For Brutal Honesty On Playdates

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.13.2016 | OWN

Glennon Doyle Melton has long considered herself a truth-teller, but not everyone can handle the truth. That’s the lesson the author and Momastery b...

'Oprah's Book Club' Author On How To Tell When A Marriage Shouldn't Be Saved

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.09.2016 | OWN

It was four years ago when Momastery writer and “Oprah’s Book Club” author Glennon Doyle Melton first opened up about the “trauma” in her ma...

My Birthday Letter

Noelle Newby | Posted 12.07.2016 | Women
Noelle Newby

You learned the bare minimum hours of sleep you can get and still be a somewhat-functioning human being, the number of times a day a toddler can ask why, and that you will never again laugh without peeing a little.

The Truth: My Momastery Moment With Glennon Doyle Melton

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 07.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Stacey Alcorn

Are you ready to take the first step toward a happier, more productive life? This week, I did. I'll share with you how it happened and what I learne...

9-Year-Old Builds Small Shelters For Local Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 06.03.2015 | Good News

Hailey Ford is putting the "power" in power tools by building small homes for a big cause. The 9-year-old from Bremerton, Washington, is creating i...

Sisterhood Creates a Movement in the Making

Healthy Birth Day | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Healthy Birth Day

When we began our journey together nearly 12 years ago we were just five moms with broken hearts and empty arms. As I reflect back I think about what we all went through. Together we survived and came out stronger on the other side.

When Her Good News Makes You Feel Bad

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 03.19.2015 | Women
Glennon Doyle Melton

The amazing thing about love and attention and encouragement and grace and success and joy is that these things are infinite. We get a new supply every single morning and so we can give it away all day.

This Is How To Win At Parenting And Life

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

We think we're somehow being good parents if we beat ourselves up for every mistake. As if guilt and hemming and hawing and self-doubt = LOVE. But one of the many problems with this belief is that this critical voice we use to berate ourselves becomes our kids' internal voice, too.

The One Habit All Successful Women Share

OWN | Posted 10.16.2014 | OWN

You'll start writing that novel -- just as soon as you find the time. You'll go after that promotion -- you're just waiting for the right opportunity....

The Real Meaning Of 'Brave'

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

We have to teach our children (and ourselves) that caution is often a sign of courage. That often NO is as brave an answer as YES.

The Awkward Parenting Story I Probably Shouldn't Tell

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

I do curse, actually. But more like a sailor and less like Paris Hilton. And normally not at my very small, precious, pigtailed children. Maybe AROUND them accidentally -- like when I can't get the front door open or drop something on my toe - but not AT them. Unless they secretly eat my ice cream, of course. But what I'm saying is -- barely ever.

The Conversation That Could Save Your Teen's Life (And Your Own)

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 08.24.2014 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

When our kids become adolescents, their world changes so much that sometimes it feels to them that they've landed on a new planet. They are babies in this new complicated world of teen-dom. And so we need to start over, because a more complicated world calls for a more complicated language.

What Not To Do At Your Kid's End Of The Year Performance

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

We want the power to freeze time and we get these devices and we think they are the answer. But they aren't. You can't freeze time. Not even with that device. What's happening is that you are not stopping time -- you're missing it.

Find Out How To Become A 'Warrior Parent'

The Huffington Post | Farah L. Miller | Posted 04.11.2014 | Parents

Glennon Doyle Melton first came into our lives two years ago, when she wrote "Don't Carpe Diem," a funny and relatable but also wise and life-changing...

How To Win At The Game Of Bedtime

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 05.25.2014 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

I am a Freedom Fighter and I have fought long and hard for my OWN FREEDOM and it is here. Now is the time I raise my mommy arms in the air and breathe deeply and eat cookies alone. My hand is on the child's doorknob. I can see I can feel I can hear I can TASTE those couch cushions.

This Brilliant Math Teacher Has A Formula To Save Kids' Lives

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

What Chase's teacher is doing when she sits in her empty classroom studying those lists written with shaky 11-year-old hands -- is SAVING LIVES. I am convinced of it. She is saving lives.

The Questions That Will Save Your Relationships

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

If we don't want throwaway answers, we can't ask throwaway questions. A caring question is a key that will unlock a room inside the person you love.

Our Kids Never Asked For Martyrs

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

You guys. They want us to be happy. They're not saying: My dream is for my mom to be perfect. Or my dream is for my mom to be thinner or better looking. Just: My dream is for my family and my mommy to be happy.

6 Words From My Son That Blew Me Away

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 08.17.2013 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

But then he said, "Listen, mom. It's okay that you're not perfect. Nobody's perfect. You know, when you're not perfect, I remember that I don't have to be perfect, either. It's a relief sometimes."

Why You Never Need To Feel Lonely As A Mom

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 08.01.2013 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

The work of a mother is repetitive. We fold the clothes, we wash the bowls, and we sing the same song and read the same bedtime story night after night. But that work is our prayer.

Mastering the Mom

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

Even if we can't stay off all year -- the holidays are a great time to practice jumping off the consumer hamster wheel. To shut it all off and down and look at our blessings, right in the face.

What Every Kid Needs To Know Before Going Back To School

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 09.03.2014 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

We have The Talk with each child at the start of every school year. Our approach changes, but the story doesn't. The story is always about Adam.

The Best Of The Mom And Dad Blogs This Week

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 06.28.2012 | Parents

This week in Parenthesis, a former bully comes clean, a "free-range" parent stands her ground and a blogger describes the harsh realities of postpartu...

Putting My Kids To Bed: A Game Of Whack-A-Mole

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

One of the myriad problems with this parenting gig is that they save the hardest part for last. BEDTIME. Bedtime should be in the morning -- when we're fresh and kind and sweet -- and decent parenting still seems like a very real possibility.

The Mother's Day Love Flash Mob

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 07.09.2012 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

We can do no big things, just little things with great love. Each of our offerings will be little but together, they will become great.