THE FIRST WAY TO MAKE THE FRIENDSHIP HABIT STICK - Have and inner and outer circle of friends.

  Psychologists tell us that introverts feel drained by being with others while extroverts are energized by them. It would seem reasonable to conclude from this that some of us need many friends and others just a few.  In my experience, this is not true. Regardless on our personality type, every mother needs connection with women on different levels. We need and inner circle of friends and an outer circle of friends, if you will; women who satisfy our longing for intimate emotional connection and others who provide us comfort and affection on a lighter level....more

Food is Friendship! 10 Habits of Happy Mothers, Reclaiming Our Passion Purpose and Sanity!

Food is Friendship! 10 Habits of Happy Mothers, Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose and Sanity!   My mother loves people by feeding them. She stuffs them with good food-meat, usually, with potatoes and dark gravy. The kind of gravy that has become a lost art, perhaps because we spend less time cooking, less time learning our cuts of meat, less time pushing food on loved ones....more

Mothers; Find Your Tribe!

Mothers; Find Your Tribe!!Posted on January 3rd  Every woman needs a tribe. Again, I’ll mention my dear friend Marie Seiler. She knows. As one of three girls raised by a single mother, she watched her mother strengthened time and again by other mothers who listened to her when she was frustrated and loved her when she felt no one else did....more

Should a Married Woman Have a Man as Her Best Friend?

                Should a Married Woman Have a Man as Her Best Friend?   Many married women (and married men) insist that having a best friend of the opposite sex is perfectly healthy. In fact, they say that opposite sex friends make better friends because they bring very different perspectives to the relationship. But let’s look at a few things here....more

Moms: New Years Resolution: Laugh More With Friends!

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MOMS: Why it is so important to maintain key friendships!

  Let us not be so fooled.  We need other women if we are to work more efficiently, worry less and stay healthier.  Find me a mother that doesn’t harbor a silent fear of being alone one day and there you’ll find a woman who doesn’t need more friends. But she just isn’t out there. Why?...more

3 Ways to make a Good Habit Stick!

MOMS: 3 Ways to Make a Good Habit Stick!Posted on December 28th  #1 – MAKE A LIST...more

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A Higher Calling - 10 Habits of Happy Mothers!!

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The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers: Habit # 1 Value - Are you loved and needed?

Do you feel loved? Sometimes, perhaps, but many times you don’t. You are a mom and your days are filled with too much work to finish and complaining kids. Chances are you are in the camp with the rest of us exhausted women who flop on the couch at 10 P.M. with a pint of almond fudge ice cream and try to calm yourself enough to get to sleep that night.  If you have teenagers you may seriously question their love for you. Conflict between you and your kids can peek during these teen years and conflict hurts. When our teens snarl, we take it personally....more

The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers: Habit # 1 Understand Your Value as a Mother!

If every mother in America could wrap her mind around her true value as a woman and mother, her life would never be the same. We would wake up every morning excited for the day rather than dreading it and feeling as though we’d been hit by a truck during the night. We would talk differently to our kids, fret less about our husband’s annoying habits, and speak with greater tenderness and clarity. We would find more contentment in our relationships, let mean remarks roll off our backs, and leave work feeling confident in the job we performed....more

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