This morning I had a heavy mother heart. I have great kids and I love being their mom. But it’s just such a responsibility to raise them, and I have thought and prayed about them all morning. How do I best counsel this particular child? What kind of help does another child need? How can I better support yet another one? And where can I get answers?
I’ve been at this motherhood thing for 18 years now, and more and more I realize that there is so much I DON’T know. But when times get hard and I’m up against some real challenges, there are a few important ways I’ve found some answers. Because I’m a speaker at The Mom Conference, a rich and resourceful online event for mothers, the topic of motherhood has been on my mind. For the next few weeks I’d like to share some of my go-to strategies to getting some of those answers we are so desperate for as parents.
Here’s the first one…
Get some help from the experts. Sometimes we just need fresh information. Or maybe we need to hear the same old stuff in a fresh, new way. Either way, we need each other! Forums such as Facebook or church groups, sisters or moms or best friends – there is nothing like getting a new perspective. Too often we don’t even realize we keep trying to do the same things over and over again, even though they aren’t working! Blogs, books, conferences, and conversations can really provide some direction.
If expert advice is what you need, I’d love to invite you to check out one of my favorite resources for mothering – The Mom Conference.
What is The Mom Conference?
Featuring experts to help you:
- Get out of the cycle of yelling, nagging, and reminding to get your kids to listen
- Manage sibling rivalry so you know when to step in and when to let your kids work it out
- Keep your kids safe online
- Effectively manage depression and anxiety
- Learn the best of the best mom hacks
- Live a more intentional and joyful life (and teach your children to do the same)
- Keep the spark alive in your marriage!
- And of course I will be helping you get organized! Hear my new training Get Stuff Done. It’s all about utilizing systems and strategies to help you get more done in less time, so you can finally get to the things that matter most!
And if a conference isn’t for you, remember that someone you know has experienced similar parenting challenges. One of my favorite organizing mantras is “start with what you know.” This is what I tell myself when I’ve emptied out the contents of kitchen cabinets and am not sure where to start in putting it back together. It also applies to seeking advice. Who knows where the final answer you need will come from…but get started with someone you know, a book you’ve been meaning to read, or a website you heard about. The answers will come!
More parenting tricks coming up. Stay tuned!