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Creating Highlights

Creating Highlights

As mothers, we do not need to burn ourselves out with expectations that we will plan outrageously fun and magical activities for our children every single day of their lives. Instead, we can plan ‘highlight experiences’ for our children to spice up the monotony of daily life.
A Deliberate Mother's Guide to Simple Halloween Fun

A Deliberate Mother’s Guide to Simple Halloween Fun

How do we handle the hyped-up but somewhat meaningless holiday of Halloween? Saren shares what works for her family when it comes to costumes, pumpkins, sugar, parties, and scary but not-too-scary books and movies.
Introduction to The Power of Fun

Introduction to The Power of Fun

Sometimes it's hard to make motherhood FUN. So over the next few months, Power of Moms will devote some time to talk about we can bring a little more fun into motherhood.
A Guide to Audiobooks: Or How to Find Joy in Carpooling

A Guide to Audiobooks: Or How to Find Joy in Carpooling

After she grabbed an audiobook on a whim, Bethany ended up falling in love with them. Here, she lists her favorite audiobooks for young elementary and older elementary kids.
How I Enjoy Being a Mother NOW

How I Enjoy Being a Mother NOW

Fortunately for Tiffany Sowby (and surely for her children), she realized somewhere along the way to stop waiting for the next milestone and enjoy the NOW. Here are four ways that are helping her enjoy being a mother NOW.
Spiritual Sundays: Teaching Children Repentance during the High Holidays

Spiritual Sundays: Teaching Children Repentance during the High Holidays

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are serious holidays, full of soul searching and repentance. In trying to help her kids understand that repentance doesn't have to be scary, Adina Soclof practices a simple three-step plan, one that eliminates lectures or admonishments.
Creative Co-ops for Kids and Moms

Creative Co-ops for Kids and Moms

By organizing rotating playgroups and outings for your children—and yourselves!—you can find some balance, make new friends, and feel like you are thriving—instead of just surviving—those early years of motherhood and beyond.
Power of Moms Pick: Being a "Yes Mom"

Power of Moms Pick: Being a “Yes Mom”

We love the idea of saying yes: taking more opportunities to have fun with our children, even when that fun is messy and inconvenient. But how often do we actually say yes? Nicolette, of the blog How Does She?, devoted one day to saying yes.
All Hail the Kangaroo!

All Hail the Kangaroo!

I want my kids to feel a sense of belonging. I want them to believe deeply that they are a part of a whole and that they will never be alone in this sometimes lonely, disconnected world. I suppose I could laminate this sentiment on a piece of paper and stick it on the...
Book Summary: It's a Jungle Out There

Book Summary: It’s a Jungle Out There

With Spring right around the corner, I knew I needed some ideas for how to have fun in the outdoors. This book is just what I needed to help incorporate the outside world into our day--it is easy to read, has lots of great ideas for every season, and perfect for families with children of...
Growing Bookworms

Growing Bookworms

My children all love books. I suspect some of that might be genetic—both my husband and I are avid readers—but I’ve worked hard to cultivate their love for literature. April asked me to share my insights; here are the five strategies I recommend.
Favorite Children's Books from 2012

Favorite Children’s Books from 2012

Author and mother of five Catherine Arveseth reviews her favorite children's books from 2012.