After just one mommy-and-me class at a local community centre, new mom Claire* found it too negative an environment to go back. “I felt like I was back in high school,” she said, adding that everyone seemed to be trying to prove their baby was best, comparing the development of their newborns and sizing up each other’s parenting techniques.
My kids bicker constantly. I feel like I have no control. When I finally get them in bed at night, I grab a glass of wine to calm down. Lately one glass is turning into two or three before I feel relaxed. I know this isn’t good but it’s what’s getting me through. What should I do?
It’s morning. I sit at my kitchen table, sipping a mug of coffee and smiling as the sun glints across my immaculate countertops. The only sounds I hear are the chirping birds outside my window and the flipping pages of my Bible. I breathe deeply and settle in for my daily devotions with God . . . End scene. The truth is, my mornings look nothing like this.
This Mother’s Day, take a moment to honour all the moms in your life!
To help you bless outside the traditional child-to-mother box, we’re offering you five delightful postcards designed specifically for mom-to-mom encouragement*! They’re fun, attractive, printable and free!
*That said, we certainly won’t stop you, Dad, from printing these out for your wonderful wife.
I’m currently enrolled in the hardest class of my life. The teacher? My daughter, Abigail. My mother always said that children end up teaching you much more than you teach them, but I never really believed that to be true until my daughter entered the world. Now two years old, she’s already opened my eyes to so many new things. She’s taught me more about myself and what truly matters in life than I ever thought possible. Each day as her mother is an education.