Three Attitude Adjustments During Pregnancy

Three Attitude Adjustments During Pregnancy

                  By Natalie, Contributing Writer Pregnancy is such a mixed bag, don’t you think? On the one hand you have the miracle of LIFE filling your body. On the other hand you also get the garden variety of emotions and physical stresses that come with the complete package. If you’re lucky, that is. If you’re not so lucky, you get worse. That can include anything from bed rest to miscarriage to infant loss. But wait a minute. […]

5 Steps to Start Your Day With a Better Attitude

5 Steps to Start Your Day With a Better Attitude

By Crystal, Contributing Writer Ever have mornings where you wake up with a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach? Maybe you overslept, perhaps you made a big mistake the day before, maybe you have something you are dreading in your life right now, or maybe you just woke up feeling “blah” for no known reason at all. Whatever it is, if you let that sick feeling cast its gloomy shadows over your whole morning, it will spread its dark wings around your entire […]

4 Ways to Take the Drudgery Out of Motherhood

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The following is a guest post written by Jamie Martin of Steady Mom and Simple Homeschool. Nobody ever said motherhood would be easy, yet I’m probably not the only one who has found that some seasons challenge us beyond what we anticipated. Did we really know what we were signing up for? Are monotony and the mundane meant to be our lifelong companions? Though we may not say so, sometimes we miss aspects of our life before motherhood. I remember weekend days when my husband […]

Why I Need Grace

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Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Last month, I wrote about dealing with challenging behavior.  I wrote out my absolute best intentions in that post — how everything would be in a perfect world.  I’d be happy and patient and I’d mete out discipline lovingly, and there would never be any yelling or crying in my home.  I’d have an endless ability to deal with whatever my children threw at me, and I’d never let their antics destroy my positive attitude. If you’ve been a […]

How Do You Deal With Challenging Behavior? (An Attitude Check for Moms)

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Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer There was one morning early in my third pregnancy when I was still exhausted and I was attempting to sleep just a little more after my kids got up.  I would leave my bedroom door open so I could hear them, and they would go get a snack.  Most of the time this worked out fine — they’d sit in their playroom, or come back and sit next to me in bed and have a snack, and I’d hear […]

I Wasn’t Trained to Be a Mom (But I Can Still Love It)

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Sometimes I end up rummaging through past posts for one reason or another, and a post that I have written (and forgotten about) will jump out at me and I am freshly inspired by whatever it was that spurred me on to write the post in the first place. The quote below is from just such a post that I re-discovered a few weeks ago. It was called “Rejoicing in my Role“, and it keenly expressed a challenge that I still deal with, more than […]

Attitude Towards Sugar

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Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Back when I used to eat SAD (Standard American Diet, for those not familiar), I tried to make the “healthiest” choices wherever I went. So, if we happened to be getting fast food (not a rarity growing up), I would choose grilled chicken and salads over burgers and fries. My mentality was that I wanted to choose the best all the time, or at least most of the time – there was the occasional treat! Small note: I remember […]