5 Tips for Busy Moms in the Fledging Years

5 Tips for Busy Moms in the Fledging Years

I fell into bed at night, feeling like my head was pinned against a wall and there was no way out. The next day would be the same—up at 5:30 am, get the babysitter, get the kids to school, teach high schoolers, rush to a volleyball game, help kids with homework, get...
The Kindness Wall

The Kindness Wall

      “Mrs.  Yoder, you have tears in your eyes,” my 4th grade students said.         “Yes, they are happy tears,” I said. “You guys made my heart happy” and I made a little symbol with my hands over my heart.         “You...
Giving Yourself Grace

Giving Yourself Grace

A young mom, I laid sobbing on our couch in our basement. It was my reaction to a comment I received that day which validated feelings of unworthiness and unacceptability. I laid there, loathing myself. It triggered feelings I had as a teenager with an eating disorder...
The Changing Faces of Community

The Changing Faces of Community

Community means different things to me. I live in the community in which I was raised, one where everyone knows your name. There’s safety and familiarity in knowing those around you, in others knowing where you’ve been and to whom you belong. I experienced community...

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