Six ways moms can encourage each other everyday

We all have to make some time in our day to do something we love, something that fills us up beyond parenting. Making time for the things we love takes planning and some courage. Planning to carve time in an already full day. Courage to trust ourselves and value ourselves enough to make the time. As mothers,…

Connecting with other moms is way better than comparing

There are many things that parenting teaches us. One big lesson is to let go of comparison and and choose love and mindfulness instead. if we’re stuck on the outside, we’re missing the opportunity to connect and grow Too often, we look outside to determine how we feel inside. Giving in to those surface-level thoughts…

Potty training your little one with love

Potty training is a big step toward our babies becoming more independent and us accepting we are not in control of our babies. We prepare and support them as best we can but it’s ultimately up to them. We do get to control our reaction to what happens. Choosing love over anger is the best thing we can do. Notice the potty-ready signs…

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The EveryDayEveryMom podcast consists of weekly reflections and interviews with moms who are making EveryDay moments more meaningful. While EveryDay looks different for EveryMom, we all share a desire to give our families our best. We can only give our best if we feel good about ourselves. The way we feel across all the areas…

Dropping the Pacifier with extra patience

Ahh the pacifier. For anyone who has been on the floor searching for one the middle of night or has popped one in at a restaurant to immediately calm your crying  baby. You know the love-hate relationship that exists with the binky. The Pacifier is so wonderful in the early months. It really does calm…

Life Recipe 05: Getting out the door in winter

We hope to use the force to get our children dressed and out the door. “This is your jacket. Put on your shoes. And now let’s leave.” But we’re not jedi knights and its rarely that easy. It’s more like this: Calvin gets one boot on and suddenly his other boot transforms into a lightsaber….

Life Recipe 03: Use your 5 senses to bring you back into the moment

As we approach Christmas, I’m challenging myself to really be present for it. I don’t want it to pass in a blur. When I’m worrying, fretting, judging, or rushing—instead of just experiencing—I’m not really present. Experiencing with all five of my senses is a way to get me out of my head and really feeling…

Life Recipe 02: Find more energy in the evenings

The evenings are such precious, uninterrupted time. Too often I am too tired from the dinner, bath, story, and bedtime routine with my children to really enjoy them. How can I get more energy in the evenings to do the things I enjoy? Some nights I need to crash but most nights I just need…

Life Recipe 01: Rise a little earlier to uplift your day

If you are looking for more meaning or energy or just some uninterrupted time for you, set your alarm a little earlier every morning. Even if it’s just 15 minutes. Start your day in a different way. Its that moment when the alarm goes off that is the hardest. But you do it once, then…

Life Recipes – Simple formulas for finding more meaning everyday

We want to make the big and little moments of everyday more meaningful. We can do that by taking simple steps everyday. Tiny steps lead to big change. Life recipes are the easy-to-follow simple formulas for making big positive changes. Life recipes come in many categories from health to relationships to spirit to character. The…