E is for Encouragement

e is for encouragement. as much as we need to be encouraged by others, we need to be an encourager to those around us.

E is for Encouragement.

If you read my bio, the very first thing I list is that “I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places.”

As I move to embrace that idea more intentionally, it’s only fair to explain why I’m so passionate about encouragement.

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P is for Passion

p is for passion

It sounds so simple — live your life with passion and purpose.

Nailing down exactly what that means is a little harder. What exactly does a life filled with passion and purpose look like and how on earth do I achieve it? People build entire careers around the subject. The publishing industry churns out countless books on the subject.

Y’all. We spend an inordinate amount of time and energy trying to figure out what it means to live with passion and purpose instead of actually LIVING that way.

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Being a Joyful Leader in Your Home

being a joyful leader - 31 days of joy in motherhood with thishappymom.com

being a joyful leader - 31 days of joy in motherhood with thishappymom.comI admit that “being a joyful leader in your home” sounds a little odd.  Maybe a little boring.  But it’s been bouncing around in my head for long enough.  It’s prompted some changes in our home that are working.

Mom, what’s your leadership style in the home?

Do you know? Do your kids know? Do you have a vision for how leadership happens in your home?

Being able to get our kids to do what we want is the byproduct (in part) of effective leadership.   And yes – when it happens we feel joy. [Read more…]

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