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Thought Replacement Therapy

Thought Replacement Therapy

I read this article in a magazine last week that really struck a chord with me. It talked about how our thoughts can really drive us forward towards the things we want most – or they can bog us down and hold us back and lead us away from what we really want. Most of...
Big Things are Made out of Little Things

Big Things are Made out of Little Things

I love my kids and I'm grateful that my dream of having a family had come true. But when I was younger, mothering didn't come as naturally to me. Then, I read a quote by Mother Teresa that stuck with me and I realized that my purpose in life was under my nose. ...
Do Children Make Us Happy?

Do Children Make Us Happy?

A recent study explored whether or not children make us happy. What do you think? And is "happiness" the most important thing?
It's Going to be Hard - and that's OK

It’s Going to be Hard – and that’s OK

This has been a crazy week. We've had conflicting events involving family members pretty much every evening; one son has needed tons of help with homework every afternoon while the neighbors keep coming over to play...
The Other Mothers

The Other Mothers

You see them everywhere you go. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They appear harmless, even friendly. You’ve been exposed to them your entire life but they still have the power to intimidate you. Who are they? The other mothers.
Book Summary: Deliberate Motherhood

Book Summary: Deliberate Motherhood

The Power of Moms recently published our first book! Mary Jenkins was kind enough to send in this informative (and glowing!) review. Thanks, Mary!
Worth Fighting For

Worth Fighting For

Diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35, this incredible mother raised three girls and left a legacy that will inspire every one of us. You do not want to miss this beautiful tribute, written by one of her daughters.
Are You Getting What YOU Need Out Of Motherhood?

Are You Getting What YOU Need Out Of Motherhood?

So while there are 1000's of hours of Power of Moms work that needs to be done and countless other timely projects that are important to me and to others, I'm protecting my precious time with my precious kids and training my brain to focus on the here and now.
10 Ways to Achieve Mommy Burnout

10 Ways to Achieve Mommy Burnout

There have been many times as a mother when I have experienced mommy burnout. While mommy burnout is probably most acute during the years when there are infants and toddlers in the home, I’ve learned that burnout can occur at any stage of motherhood.
Six Reasons to Never Give Up on Motherhood

Six Reasons to Never Give Up on Motherhood

One June morning in Sacramento, I boarded a Greyhound bus with my five-month-old daughter to visit my parents for a weekend. We were with a rough-looking group of passengers. The drive was six hours. My baby needed a diaper change before we’d even gone 100 feet.  But I was falling apart as a new mother,...
Joy or "Just Wait"?

Joy or “Just Wait”?

As I wait at Target, I notice a young couple with a newborn in line behind me. Another lady in line asks. “Is this your first?” They nod proudly. ”Just wait…” she snorts, and then follows with a comment about unruly teenagers. We seem to live in a country overrun by a great lot...
Do-It-Yourself Summer Camp

Do-It-Yourself Summer Camp

Last year we finally got summer right. We decided to forego regular summer camps and the kids and I came up with our own plan for a "Loosli Learning Adventures Camp" including some required activities to keep our bodies and brains active and our house clean and plan for getting to our "bucket list" of...