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Ten Small Habits with Big Results for the Environment

Ten Small Habits with Big Results for the Environment

Happy Earth Day! Mary Jenkins has a Top Ten list of ways we can make small changes in our families that have big results for the environment.
Your Children Want YOU!

Your Children Want YOU!

There's this crazy phenomenon going on right now. Good, devoted mothers get on Pinterest . . . .and blogs . . .. and Facebook . . . .and Twitter . . . and they're convinced they're not enough. Here's what I've discovered.
Book Summary: Say Goodbye To Survival Mode

Book Summary: Say Goodbye To Survival Mode

In Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, Crystal Pain, of Money Saving Mom, has created a step-by-step guide to help women find balance and joy in motherhood.
You're Not Mean, You're Stressed

You’re Not Mean, You’re Stressed

I was attending my first Power of Moms Retreat! Would I find answers to the question:Why am I a mean mom and what can I do to stop? The idea hit my mind. The idea was this: I'm not mean. I'm stressed! This discovery has helped changed my life.
One Mom's Journey with Autism: Episode 49

One Mom’s Journey with Autism: Episode 49

In this podcast April Perry with Mary Jenkins discuss how The Power of Moms has helped create more structure in her family. She also talks about her favorite resources for children with autism, and provides encouragement for other mothers as well.
Landing Gratitude

Landing Gratitude

Why didn’t life go my way? Our accountant made an error and we owed $10,000 in taxes due that day! I wish I could tell you what happened inside my head that day and all I can say is I think I finally landed gratitude.
Three Ways To Support Children in their Interests

Three Ways To Support Children in their Interests

The story behind our second child turning his city-raised parents into pseudo-farmers is a story for another day. But in the course of that happening, I have learned a few things that may be valuable to other parents, regardless of whether their children own goats, swim competitively, or perform with a marching band.
"Good Mom" Redefined (with video!)

“Good Mom” Redefined (with video!)

If you are one of those moms who feels more than a little discouraged by all the ways you seemingly fall short, I’d like to invite you to spend a few minutes challenging your preconceived notions, casting off unrealistic ideals, and redefining what it means to be a good mom based on your own personal...
Remember You're a Person: Episode 46

Remember You’re a Person: Episode 46

It's way too easy to forget that moms are people. This week's Power of Moms Radio show will walk you through three simple steps for getting back on track.
Using Our Voices: Episode 45

Using Our Voices: Episode 45

You have a powerful voice, and the more you use it, the stronger it will become. Join Sarah Hull and April Perry (in their minivan-sound-studio) as they encourage you to confidently and deliberately develop your own voice.
Why I Stopped Reading Mommy Blogs

Why I Stopped Reading Mommy Blogs

I understand that many moms read blogs for ideas and inspiration. I get that. I really do. But, if you have a personality like mine, you will want to try and incorporate every last great idea out there and risk not doing the most important thing for your family. (Whatever that is.)
Compassion In Neverland

Compassion In Neverland

Are there days when you just want to tell your kids to dust off the boo-boo themselves, even though you see a pinprick of blood on their knee and a puddle of tears behind their eyes? Author Amy Fonseca gives advice on how to overcome “compassion fatigue” as mothers.