Before I became a mother, I viewed myself as a reasonably intelligent and capable person. That idea changed quickly when my son was born.
Think for a moment about your best friend. What makes this person wonderful to you? My guess is that you could get out a pencil and paper right now and make a good solid list of what makes that person unique. Could you do the same for yourself?
Ever heard the expressions, “I have a lot on my plate” or “My plate is full right now”? During a recent conversation with a friend, I heard a ground-breaking idea. We all have different size plates!
Have you ever had a deep inner desire to take control of your out-of-control life and make it simpler? I did!
In the midst of all the conflicting advice out there about what the best mothering practices are, it's so easy to constantly second-guess ourselves. Includes a tongue-in-cheek chart that will help you see how silly some of our worries really are.
Before my son was born, I thought that preparation would be the key to parenting...What I hadn't counted on was that parenting throws curve balls and that all the parenting books in the world aren't going to help you figure out your own style as a parent.
Humans need rest, just like every other living thing, but just how is a mother supposed to get some time off? Often we are either working or feeling guilty that we’re not working. Instead, we need to learn to rest guilt-free! Here’s what helps me.
The best part about owning the title of Mother is that we don’t have to be defined solely by motherhood. There is a framework of interests, dreams and passions that make us individuals who are strong enough to stand alone.
A new mother is born right along with that first baby, and figuring out how to mesh your original self with your new self can be a tough and exhilarating journey. That's where The Power of Individuality comes in. During April, we'll focus on its relationship to motherhood.
What;s your Personal Best? Join April Perry and Andrea Davis as they discuss methods for focusing on our own "personal bests" and giving ourselves relief from trying to measure up to someone else's standards.
As a mother of teens in a society full of pressure and pain, it has always been so important for me to feel like my kids can come to me with any problem and we can work it out together. Recently I’ve been led to wonder if I have really done enough to position myself...
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.