Posts tagged Self care
Making Peace With Working

Working: some moms love it, some feel guilty about it, some work purely out of necessity, others work because they love what they do and they are better when they work. Whatever category you fall into, I believe it is hard. It’s hard to juggle the competing demands on your attention and your time. It’s hard to prioritize which job gets first dibs on your attention each day and which job has to wait its turn. It’s hard to do it all well all of the time.

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Who Are You Seeking Approval From?

Do you seek people’s approval like I do? Do you want to please your husband, children, parents and friends? The list could go on and on. If you are pursuing others approval, why is that? Are you looking for affirmation that you are doing a good job, are you searching to find your place in the world and if you have others approval then you know you are of worth, or do you just want people to like you?

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Preparing Your Heart for The Goodness of God

If you are one of the BOAW moms that have been in our classes, you know what Clean Your Cup means. It does not mean go into your kitchen and clean all the dirty cups in your sink, or in my case, grab the 10 random cups that are laying around your bedroom/bathroom and clean them. No, we learned that cleaning your cup could be a spiritual exercise, with your cup symbolizing your heart. As Christians, we are to clean our hearts because over time our spiritual hearts get clogged with sin and—if left unattended—it hinders how we hear from God and love others. This sin may look like criticism, selfishness, arguing, not forgiving someone, or even grumbling.

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Trust Your Instincts: You Know What's Best For Your Child

So many moms say to me, “What if I am the only mom that doesn’t allow my child to play video games all day?” Or “What if I’m the only mom who doesn’t let my child get a cell phone in 2nd grade?” or “What if I am the only mom who doesn’t drop off my middle schooler at a local shopping area to roam around for four hours with other tweens with no chaperone?” or “What if I am the only mom who doesn’t allow my child to talk disrespectful to me?” My response: “Good for you! Your child will thank you one day.”

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