Mother’s Day was Sunday.
We talked with family counselor — and mom of four preteens — Jenny Coffey about what most moms might really like for Mother’s Day. Her answer for the weekend was “rest” and balance.
Those are still gifts which can bless mothers the other 364 days of the year.
Coffey gives us advice for families, including stories from what is working for her own household. She also has encouragement for moms themselves — how to avoid the internal and external pressures and stereotypes can improperly focus women on unattainable accomplishments and unrealistic status.
Also in this extended version of the feature we aired at noon, she shares additional insights for women who are parenting alone (either as single moms or without good support from others), as well as ways congregations can adapt their families to be better supportive of mothers (and fathers). Coffey sees this as an important evangelistic tool too, because older church leaders may not realize how parenting styles and family patterns have changed for today’s young adult generations.