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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.
Motherhood Defies Logic

Motherhood Defies Logic

There are plenty of logical reasons why motherhood should be synonymous with "insanity." But one secret I've learned over the years is that the beautiful, magnificent privilege of motherhood simply defies logic.
What Would the Trees Say?

What Would the Trees Say?

When Tiffany was six years old, her dad took a photograph of her brother "holding up" a tree while they were vacationing in a small canyon. Some 35 years later, Tiffany and her family were in that same canyon. Remembering that photo taught Tiffany a poignant lesson about our attempts to raise our families. ...
When It's Okay to Ignore Your Children (Video Included)

When It’s Okay to Ignore Your Children (Video Included)

We’re all about looking our children in the eye, validating their feelings, and helping them feel important and heard. While I agree that it’s absolutely vital to acknowledge and validate a child’s feelings, I actually think there are times when the best thing you can do for them is to simply ignore them.
Picture Story: Dandelions

Picture Story: Dandelions

In viewing myself as a dandelion, I was able to understand my own position as a mother and the choices that I am able to make.
Bonding with Girls

Bonding with Girls

Have you ever struggled to bond with your girl whose interests only drift further and further away from your own? Amanda Roos found a way to spend time with her daughter while doing something they both love -- reading.
Children, Happiness, and Screen Time

Children, Happiness, and Screen Time

We all want our children to be happy. But when they perceive that their happiness is intrinsically connected to spending lots of time in front of a screen, what should we do? Join Holly Hamilton-Bleakley for great points inspired by Aristotle.
Self-Care Is Not Selfish

Self-Care Is Not Selfish

Without nurturing their own energy, passion, and health--and without setting limits on their own activity--women are useful to no one. Self-care is about controlling your own health and happiness. It means the people in your life receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
Setting Simple Family Resolutions

Setting Simple Family Resolutions

Most of us set some personal resolutions in January. But what about our families? This is a great time to discuss what's working and not working in our families and decide on some things we're going to work on together.
What We, As Mothers, Must Remember

What We, As Mothers, Must Remember

Desperately looking for a few quiet moments to think? Is there spit up all over your last clean shirt? If we want to strengthen the next generation of mothers (and ourselves), the details of our challenges can't be forgotten. Here are some ideas to help.
Book Summary: Simplicity Parenting

Book Summary: Simplicity Parenting

Author Kim John Payne asks if we are building our families on “the four pillars of ‘too much’: too much stuff, too many choices, too much information, and too fast.” Then he discusses four layers of simplification: 1) environment; 2) rhythm; 3) schedules; and 4) filtering out the adult world.
9 Tips for Great Dinnertime Conversations

9 Tips for Great Dinnertime Conversations

Are you ready to take your dinnertime conversations to the next level (perhaps veering away from complaints about the food or bickering)? Read the best ideas from our Power of Moms community and print out a whole list of great conversation-starters.