Heidi Cox hard conversation with kids

Three Ways to Introduce Hard Conversations With Your Kids

A few years ago, when my oldest was eight years old, I started noticing a subtle drift in our relationship. Typically a very open, talkative boy, he had stopped sharing as much about his school days, and acted as though he didn’t want me around, especially when I’d see him at school. At first, I just chalked it up to him growing up and becoming more independent. As hard as it was, since he was only 7 years old, I was ready to give him the space he needed. But then I felt the nudge to pray, and as I ...
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A MOPS Membership Story

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This Thanksgiving, we're so grateful for all of the moms invited into community by moms like you! Check out Jessica’s Membership story and consider inviting the next mom you bump into to your next MOPS ...
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With Love

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Hello Mama, Am I crazy? I feel like the Christmas season can’t come soon enough … and I want to experience it like never before. Something in my soul longs for Christmas decorations to be ...
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Contempt

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I was sitting with my family in the studio waiting for our portrait sitting. Everything was running late and I had to be somewhere in barely an hour. The room was filled with people, and ...
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Heidi Cox hard conversation with kids

Three Ways to Introduce Hard Conversations With Your Kids

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A few years ago, when my oldest was eight years old, I started noticing a subtle drift in our relationship. Typically a very open, talkative boy, he had stopped sharing as much about his school ...
» READ MORE

Shannah contempt

Contempt

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I was sitting with my family in the studio waiting for our portrait sitting. Everything was running late and I had to be somewhere in barely an hour. The room was filled with people, and ...
» READ MORE

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Five Practices to Navigate Touchy Conversations

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Dinner conversation looks a bit different than it used to for me and my husband. After our daughter was born, many of our mealtimes were marked by few words – not because we were angry ...
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Why Is It so Hard to Say “I’m Sorry” and Really Mean It?

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It seems easy enough, right? We tell our children to apologize and “mean it.” But we see them struggle to conjure up sincerity when they are still hot from the difficult moment. Moms are sometimes
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It’s Too Dangerous to Love Myself

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My story is not unlike those of countless other postpartum moms: pregnancy changed my body in ways I didn’t expect, and even once I lost most of the “baby weight,” I struggled to accept that ...
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The Unbirthday

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In Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Alice stumbles upon a rather strange tea party in which she encounters the Mad Hatter and the March Hare known by all as utterly nutty. These poor fellows find ...
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Alex Kuykendall Loving Actual Christmas

Let Love Be The Loudest Voice

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I turned my shopping cart down the next aisle and felt a familiar tension creep into my neck. The trees, lights, wreaths, ornaments, candy canes and wrapping paper exploded in green and red. That familiar ...
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Messages of Hope

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Share messages of hope and encouragement with all to see by writing them on this easy DIY felt message board. Materials ½ yard black felt Spray adhesive Frame with backing (any size) Iron on letters: ...
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Beauty in Simplicity

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Another Monday arrives, I feel the weight of yet another week coming: how will I keep the children entertained this week, will my activities measure up and am I doing enough as a mom? Will ...
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A MOPS Membership Story

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This Thanksgiving, we're so grateful for all of the moms invited into community by moms like you! Check out Jessica’s Membership story and consider inviting the next mom you bump into to your next MOPS ...
» READ MORE

With Love

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Hello Mama, Am I crazy? I feel like the Christmas season can’t come soon enough … and I want to experience it like never before. Something in my soul longs for Christmas decorations to be ...
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A MOPS Story: Dawn

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Dawn almost gave up. No one knew the internal struggle she faced for years. The community and love that MOPS offered helped her through an eating disorder, a debilitating depression and an intent to self-harm. You ...
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10 Ways to Love A Mom Well MOPS Blog Membership Drive

10 Ways to Love a Mom Well

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As moms, some of our most isolating and lonely moments have been in the middle of the night nursing the baby, in the grocery story with the toddler melting down into full-blown tantrum mode, or ...
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Motherhood Unites Us

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One of our favorite things about our MOPS family is that each of us has a different story, and a different set of hopes, dreams and fears that help make us who we are. The ...
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Mother Tongue

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Ever since I became a mom, I developed what I refer to as a mother tongue. I call every kid that enters my house, “Love,” I utter compilations of words that I never would have ...
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Brave Collective: Nashville

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Traveling south from Nashville, Tennessee, the green hills are lined with white fences. It brings to mind gatherings around farm tables with home-cooked meals. The mood was set as Dalley Galuzzi, Jackie Alvarez and Mandy ...
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Brave Collective: NYC

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We gathered in a second floor Long Island City apartment. It was a couple blocks from the waterfront and the first subway stop in Queens outside of Manhattan. We maneuvered the table into the living ...
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Encouraging Your Brave Collective

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My four-year-old daughter happens to be the biggest fan of me doing the Brave Collective. No, really. She found a shirt with a feather on it and wears it every time I have a Brave ...
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