I really love reading anything by Elizabeth Foss. She constantly gives encouragement, inspiration and awesome ideas to help in both daily life and homeschooling. Yesterday, Catholic Exchange posted an article by her titled Taking Note of Change. In it she says:
As a Christian community, as women who are called to nurture families, I think it critical that we watch for times of stress and change in the lives of our friends and that we take special care to treat them with love and with grace, much the way we would treat a mother after birth. Women need other women — they need the compassion and the empathy of creatures designed to nurture. We can be for each other the tender midwife who helps a mother welcome a strange, new life.
As mothers we are constantly going through different phases in our lives. It is so nice to know that you have the support and love of other friends and relatives. I have so many dear friends that are always there for me. I hope that I have been there for my friends when God has presented me with the opportunities. You can read the whole article here.