Here in Virginia, we are in school for three more weeks. THREE. MORE. WEEKS. (Even though most of us parents were done about a week and a half ago, if not more.)
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Changing the way you talk to yourself changes everything. Here are steps we can take to teach our children to avoid falling into the trap of self-defeating inner criticism.
It's pretty amazing how we can rise to the challenges that are placed before us. And when we do, we realize how powerful we truly are.
I have recently had the privilege of interviewing moms from all over the world, and have been absolutely blown away by the stories they have to share.
Truthfully, the whole evening routine and especially the last 5 to 10 minutes of it have always been a challenge for me.
Everyone talked about the baby bliss, the love I'd feel, the joy, the natural instincts. And while I certainly felt those things, I also felt depleted, overwhelmed, exhausted and utterly alone.
There were no electronics or phones; just us riding the bus, listening and learning. Looking back on it, I know I learned a lot about life and parenting sitting next to her and I want to share some of that wisdom with you.
I'm finally beginning to understand that one of my main priorities as a mother is to give my children a childhood, the childhood I felt I never really had.
My life used to be organized, washed, dried, ironed and neatly folded. I thought I knew what I wanted in life, what I desired. My nails were almost al...
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