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“All I Want is My Children To Be Happy”

October 13, 2014
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I implore you not to give up on your children's happiness just because it is hard, just because you don't know how to do this exactly! Giving up on actively influencing your children's happiness is, for all intensive purposes, giving up on doing the same for yourself. Happiness is a habit that can be learned!…

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What would you say to the YOU before kids?

May 21, 2012
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So I asked my lovely fans the other day (did I tell you lately that I have the most lovely, gorgeous fans on all of Facebook? No? Well, I do!) I asked them if they could sit down and talk with your pre-mama self, the YOU before they had kids, what kind of advice would they give this newbie mom? I went on to ask; “What do you know now that you wished you had known then?” And I challenged…

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Connecting To The Magic of Motherhood

February 6, 2012

Do you remember how you felt the moment your babies were born? The pain was gone (or almost) and you saw that face, that body for the very first time? Pretty miraculous wasn’t it? For many women, that feeling of the miraculousness of giving life, that oneness with our child fades into a lovely memory as our children grow up and we get taken with the “doing” of motherhood. In this post, I want to look at why it is that the awareness of…

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What Do You Love Most About Motherhood?

October 17, 2011
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You know those people that have no tolerance for moms gushing about their kids and the life and times of mommy hood? Those people that criticize moms who’s whole life seem to revolve around their kids and label such women as having “no life” but their kids. NO LIFE? That is the most absurd thing I have ever heard. What else could be more joyful, more fulfilling, more expanding? A job on Wall Street? I think not…Now I run my…

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16 things I wish I had known when I was a new mommy!

October 12, 2011
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Hello! With all the new members on The Joyful Mother Facebook page these days, I know there are a lot of new mommies looking for support and inspiration. So I thought I would write down a few things that I know now, but didn’t know then. No matter what you do as a mom, if you love your children and actively show it, making mistakes only makes you a better mamma. So let go of it having to look and…

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