My Favorite Encouraging Reads for Moms
I’m always coming across interesting and inspiring reads that I want to share with all of you. So I’ve started sharing them here each Monday! Here are my favorite reads – from this week – for you to sneak in during your mama time. (And if you have any interest or inspiring articles from your blog to share – scroll on down and add them to the link party below!)
This Week’s Favorite Mama Reads
- I Don’t Want Obedient Children – Love this perspective! “I am teaching them that no matter if someone is bigger, older, or more powerful, it’s ok to question or stand up for what you think is right. That you can also do this in a polite and respectful way. That often things still don’t go your way and how to deal with that. If instead I chose to enforce behaviour with punishment, never let them question me, or didn’t help them with their big emotions, then how would they learn to deal with these situations in the future?”
- Parenting Thoughts on Anger – LOTS of really great strategies for dealing with anger as a parent and anger with the other parent, too. Here’s one: “Become a Better Listener.
Instead of interrupting while the other parent is speaking, look that person straight in the eye and reflect on what you’re hearing. Avoid jumping in with your advice.”
- Children Who Shine From Within – Beautiful. “The Butterflies will be noticed. So brilliant. So colorful. Their talents so obvious. But let us not forget the Fireflies. Their triumphs are quiet and unsuspecting. Their gifts might even go completely unnoticed.”
- My Interfaith Marriage – “Our family’s religion is Kindness. Our love for God guides us to give water bottles to homeless people. Our love for God means we thank Him each night before bed for the roof over our head and the clothes on our back and meals in our bellies. Our love for God guides us to encourage others to make the right choices and to ask for forgiveness when we make mistakes. Our love for God means we are grateful and we write thank you notes and use kind words. As our children grow, Adam and I will let them decide how they want to channel their Kindness.”
- I’m Mediocre and I’m OKAY With That – Beautiful honesty! “I won’t pretend that life is all rainbows and glitter because there are days when shoveling a barn full of cow shit would be more enjoyable than dealing with the cards that we have been dealt. I’m here to make a confession today my friends. I just have to get this off my chest and run with it. I’m mediocre.”
Have Some Mama Reads to Share?
What have you been reading lately? Share in the comments below!