Showing posts from October, 2013

Time Management Principles for Mothers

This month, I led a discussion on Time Management Principles for our Mother's Group(I took the year off hosting last year while my health was poor, but we've started it back up again).
I focused on general principles and then we talked about examples and ideas from our own experiences.  Some of these I've covered before, in part two of my Finding Balance series (Part One, Part Two, Part Three).  Others are more specific and in-depth on the topic of time management.  
1.  Recognize the Power of Small Things Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work.And out of small things proceedeth that which is great.D & C 64:33

His encouragement to you and to me is this: “I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.”That is as true of a day as it is of a life. A morning prayer and an early search in the scriptures to know what we should do for the Lord can set the course of a day. We can know which task, of all those…

The Gift of Motherhood: Developing our Best Talents

The Devaluation of Motherhood

We live in a world where motherhood is not valued, sometimes even by those who choose to do it full time. It seems there is an underlying resentment towards motherhood and about motherhood. It's so often seen solely as a sacrifice we do for the sake of our kids but that does nothing for us -- we're just waiting around for our kids to get raised so our real lives can begin or we can have the fabulous, fulfilling career life that we've been told all our lives that we should aspire to.  Live your dreams, we've been told.  The sky is the limit!  You're amazing and powerful and can do anything you want to do.  Follow your passion.  Celebrate all your opportunities!  You can do anything you choose!

In the words of Parry Gripp, "No matter how insane and ridiculous they seem, you must follow your dreams:"

The chorus is loud and the cheers almost audible, up until the moment you choose to stay home with your children.  Then, there…