Let’s ‘Decide to Rise’ for 2021

We have come to the end of another MOPS year, and what a year it has been! It can be easy to pull back from life in the midst of the turmoil, loss and uncertainty that seemed to fill this year. The lessons of this year’s theme ‘To The Full’ were needed more than ever. Continue reading “Let’s ‘Decide to Rise’ for 2021”

Stop checking your phone and be present

We can all Google the research and statistics around parental phone/device use and the impact on children. If you’re anything like me, this usually just increases the shame and guilt I’m already feeling without bringing change. You already know you want to stop checking your phone and be more present. You just need some ways to make the change possible. Continue reading “Stop checking your phone and be present”

Balancing work and motherhood

Balancing work and motherhood used to be my goal. I searched for that magic number of hours, the flexible work arrangements and the energy to do it all. I never found them. Whether you work simply to pay the bills or because of the passion within you for a particular career, I’m guessing you have experienced this too. Sometimes it can feel like I am dropping the ball in all areas or one is receiving the greater portion of my energy.

Honestly, I have given up on balancing work and motherhood. Balance implies an equal divide of time, energy and resources. Instead, I choose to be fully present wherever I am at that moment. Continue reading “Balancing work and motherhood”

How to fear less when it all feels out of control

Well, that escalated quickly! It is amazing how much our world has changed in recent weeks. We are surrounded by uncertainty. Planning seems impossible. It all feels out of control. How do we ‘fear less’ in the midst of this? Continue reading “How to fear less when it all feels out of control”