Tag: overcoming

Interrupted

As a mom of four kids, I get interrupted A LOT. Maybe I’m on the phone with a friend and one of my kids needs me to open a snack. Maybe I’m in the middle of cooking dinner and someone was mean to a sibling and they need me to intervene. Or maybe I’m in…

By Laura February 5, 2024 0

Comparison, You Thief

For years, I’ve heard the famous quote by Eleanor Roosevelt: “Comparison is the thief of joy.”  Most of us know that comparison does nothing positive for us. We believe it ourselves, and we even preach it to others. We tell our kids and our friends and our colleagues. We remind them not to compare themselves…

By Laura January 30, 2024 0

Facing the “Too Much”

Today felt like too much. I was too tired and too stressed and too frustrated and too overwhelmed. The kids were too loud and too demanding and too difficult and just too much. I was on the verge of tears for much of the day and truly couldn’t stop the tears from flowing a handful…

By Laura May 31, 2022 0

Show Them Love

I’m very aware of how I just simply cannot do everything. I can’t check every box daily and accomplish all the tasks, and I just can’t be intentional and productive and “on” 100% of the time. I can’t think about and succeed at every facet of parenting and adulting on a daily basis. I can’t…

By Laura April 22, 2022 0

Being Quiet Makes Me a Better Mom

Some days, I feel like I’m just absolutely blowing it as a mom. I feel like all I’ve done is criticize and nitpick and snap. I’ve blatantly ignored fights between siblings, said no to just about everything, and gotten frustrated at the silliest things. I’ve withheld hugs because of a lack of compassion or because…

By Laura February 20, 2022 0

Buried

I feel like I’ve been buried. By the challenges, the fears, the stress, the exhaustion. It’s all piled on top of me like an impossibly heavy burden that cannot, in any way or with any solutions, be moved. I have to trust that the burying that is apparently occurring right now, and has been happening…

By Laura July 27, 2021 0

Laundry Night

There once was a woman who hated doing laundry. She would dread it and avoid it and complain about it constantly. She would delay starting it, put off folding it, and then circumvent putting it away. Been there, done that, right? But one day, this woman came to a realization. She will always have to…

By Laura August 9, 2020 0