10 Ways to Avoid Mommy Burnout

By Susan Yates | May 11, 2018 | 11 Comments

When our five kids were little I ran away. Well not exactly; but I do remember standing by the front door at the end of a horrible, rainy day of being cooped up with sick toddlers, fighting siblings, a hormonal pre- teen and a hormonal and burned out me! With my coat on and purse in […]

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The Phantom Mom

By Barbara Rainey | May 7, 2018 | 15 Comments

We women know well that comparison is a nemesis for each of us, but did you know that our daily measuring of ourselves has created a collage of ideals, an image of perfection, a phantom “me” within? Last week I pulled a cute shirt out of the corner of our closet where my spring/summer things […]

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A Prayer for Every Mom

By Tracy Lane | April 25, 2018 | 2 Comments

Mothering is an enormous honor. And it can feel enormously overwhelming. Even incapacitating at times. When else in our lives does the very physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing of another person rest on us? And if you have more than one child, go ahead and multiply the honor and the weight that you feel. And […]

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Dear Barbara: It’s So Hard for Me to Leave My Children!

By Barbara Rainey | February 26, 2018 | 7 Comments

  One of my favorite quotes about moms explains the reason for your it’s-so-hard-to-leave-them fear, worry, and anxiety. Author Jean Fleming wrote, “Every child is a piece of a mother’s heart walking around outside her body.”* Babies and little ones so recently severed from your body are especially hard to leave. Their existence literally depends […]

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5 Resolutions That Could Actually Change Your Life … #5: Embrace Your Body

By Barbara Rainey | January 31, 2018 | 7 Comments

“What lust is for men, comparison is for women,” said my friend Joanne.  She is right. The perpetually ugly sin of men, even old men, lusting after women has been exposed recently…again and again and again…in dozens of powerful men. We rightly say it is evil, selfish, an abuse of power. But do we women […]

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