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Optimism (and Gratitude)
Taking a Shot on the Goal

Taking a Shot on the Goal

I realize the agony and the ecstasy on the soccer field is teaching me some good parenting lessons. My life is a million small shots on goal. Usually, I shank it to the side or I overshoot the goal. Does this mean that I’m wasting my time and energy? Is this all for nothing? I...
What Our Challenges Make POSSIBLE

What Our Challenges Make POSSIBLE

Are you going through a difficult challenge right now? Something you wish would go away? Here's a question that has changed my perspective...and my life.
Book Summary: Making Grateful Kids

Book Summary: Making Grateful Kids

I have to admit, when I first looked at this book, I thought, “What do you need to write a whole book about this for? You just teach your kids to say ‘thank you’.” But after I spent some time with the book, I realized there was a lot more to this gratitude thing.
There's No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home

After getting back from a conference, April realized that while it's great to get away for a while, nothing compares to the love a mommy gets in her own home. It can be hard to be needed all the time by our families. But it's also really wonderful to be needed!
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.
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.
Feel Great About a Job That's Never Done: Episode 42

Feel Great About a Job That’s Never Done: Episode 42

Motherhood is a beautiful, wonderful pursuit. But it sure involves a lot of mundane tasks that have to be done again and again and again! In this week's Radio Show, April and Saren discuss ways to find meaning and magic in the mundane.
Light IN the Tunnel

Light IN the Tunnel

Do you ever feel like you're in a tunnel, and life as a mother just feels dark, low, and uncertain? Here are my very best ideas for making those tunnels into refining moments that are full of light.
Let Go and Love

Let Go and Love

Motherhood can be overwhelming. Many women can feel “mommy burnout” more often than they care to admit. Author Amy H. Fonseca relates her experiences with mothering and how the process of “letting go” of our baggage and stress can help us see motherhood in a new light.
The Stockdale Paradox

The Stockdale Paradox

Motherhood is often punctuated by challenges, sometimes small and mundane and sometimes lasting and heart-wrenching. How can we get through them? The Stockdale Paradox, a mix of optimism and discipline, could be part of your solution.
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.
Midlife Mom Blues (with video!)

Midlife Mom Blues (with video!)

We’ve all heard of postpartum baby blues, but what about mid-life mom blues? Allyson Reynolds gives 5 reasons her newest stage of motherhood (her youngest child started school last fall) is keeping her on her toes...and 5 reasons it's also really awesome.