Tag: single parenting

Look for the Glimmers of Hope

I saw a post recently that talked about glimmers. They were described as the opposite of triggers. Instead of bringing you to a place of anxiety, stress, frustration, or pain, they are like a burst of hope, light, and encouragement. They come out of nowhere, just like triggers, but instead of driving you into desperation,…

By Laura January 2, 2024 0

All or Nothing… and That’s Okay

I’ve always been an “all or nothing” person. If I’m working, I’m working hard for as long as humanly possible and I’m giving all of myself to that work. If I’m resting, I’m completely committed to doing as little as possible and will embrace the rest fully. When I find something new that I love…

By Laura October 24, 2023 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

Me vs. Me

Why is it that we can make choices to serve others but not to prioritize our own inherent needs, longings, and desires? I’m not talking about being crazy selfless, like sacrificing your life for another’s or putting someone else’s financial needs before your own. I’m talking like deadlines. Goals. Hopes. Dreams. Even just simple tasks.…

By Laura March 16, 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