My Practices of Mothering
An e-book about the things I actually do to enjoy mothering tinies
We had three babies in four-and-a-half years. And a few years ago, I began to write through the stuff that I do (or try to do) to enjoy the day-to-day life with a houseful of tinies. Three years later, it remains one of the most popular series of posts I’ve ever done at my blog.
I call them Practices because that’s what us Christians have often called spiritual disciplines, but really they’re just things I do over and over again. Everyone has their own “practices.” Most of mine come from my own parents but then I picked up a few others from books or friends or mentors. And my practices may not work for you and your family. After all, this is just what worked for me, right then, in that season.
As my tinies grow up, my practices shift and change and evolve, as they should. Your own practices will do that, too.
The practices include: speaking life, attachment, the big picture, routine, worth, gentle discipline, being a person, play, sleep, abiding in the Vine, community, space on the margins, realistic expectations, and assigning positive intent.