Category: KSL Motherhood Matters

Ready for routine? 2 ways to increase balance in your life

This is an excerpt from the MOMentity article published Wednesday in Motherhood Matters on KSL.com. On Monday the phone rang. The lady on the other end of the line was telling me that the preschool wait-list my son was on — a list I had forgotten about — now had an opening and my preschooler had a spot. She went on to say I had 24 hours to decide and class started the next morning. And just like that school started — before summer even ended. I knew back-to-school was coming, but this year I was completely caught off guard...

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Forgot what fun is? How to make sure it doesn’t happen again

This is an excerpt from the MOMentity article published yesterday on Motherhood Matters on KSL.com  It was during a phone conversation with a longtime friend that I realized a piece of myself was gone. Looking back, it had only disappeared — but I wondered how I ever let it hide. My friend and I were at two very different stages of life. She had four school-age children and had just gone back to school herself. She had new friends and new adventures in her life. We were chatting away, playing catch-up over the phone, trying to make up for years...

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3 Tips to Handle Hard Moments With Your Kids

This afternoon I heard banging coming from the basement where the kids were playing. I should’ve known to go check it out immediately. But I didn’t. By the time I made my way down the two flights of stairs, the damage was done. My 4-year-old and his buddy had been amusing themselves by throwing toys at the wall to see the cool marks they would make. They made lots of cool marks — 74 cool dings, divots and scratches on my wall, a few of them all the way into the dry wall. While I examined the damage, I...

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Scaling Back The Over-scheduled Mom

This is an excerpt from the MOMentity article published yesterday in Motherhood Matters on KSL.com. Somewhere along the line of mothering past and mothering present, we mothers decided we can do it all. We simultaneously focus on family responsibilities, work obligations and community service. We can locate every lost backpack, kiss away each owie, and answer four questions at once — all while taking mental note of the items missing from the pantry. We strap our children into their car seats and booster seats and drive them from ballet to soccer to piano. We volunteer in the classroom, manage a...

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So, you’re a mom. Do you still dream big?

Foremothers in our nation’s history have paved the way for women to dream big. They have broken barriers, defied odds and proven that women can achieve anything. We have a legacy left by women like pilot Amelia Earhart and founder of the American Red Cross Clara Barton. Sally Ride was the first woman in space and Sandra Day O’Connor was the first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Katie Couric was the first woman to solo anchor the evening news. Because of these American women — and other women like them — generations of girls have been taught they could be anything they wanted: doctors, lawyers, scientists, teachers, authors....

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