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Balance
Should We Prioritize Excellence?

Should We Prioritize Excellence?

A few months ago, I took my children to an amazing concert and watched children perform amazing feats with their instruments. It was breathtaking to see these small people execute extremely difficult music. Then I wondered, do I have a gifted musician in my family?
Forget Balance, Practice Resilience

Forget Balance, Practice Resilience

Achieving balance can be an almost impossible feat for mothers in today’s society. Practicing resilience, however, is not only possible, but also essential in handling everyday adversity and change.
8 Keys to Building a Strong Support System

8 Keys to Building a Strong Support System

Social connections and a strong support system are key to a mother’s health and happiness, but mothers today often live far from “home” and the benefits of a built-in support system. If you're feeling isolated and lonely, Allyson has eight great tips to building your own network of supportive friends.
Eight Ways to Achieve Balance as a Single Parent

Eight Ways to Achieve Balance as a Single Parent

Are you a single parent who feels like no one is one the other side of the teeter-totter to balance you out? Join author Christina J. Robert as she shares eight strategies for all mothers to maintain balance in both their personal and family lives.
Flexibility is the New Balance: Applying what I Learned at the Office to My Home

Flexibility is the New Balance: Applying what I Learned at the Office to My Home

All mothers would agree that life is a juggling act with shifting roles, responsibilities, and even realities. Find out what this mother learned at work and applied to her mothering that made all the difference.
Introduction to The Power of Balance

Introduction to The Power of Balance

Yes, these are rocks — but not just any rocks. They're balanced rocks. My family stood for 20 minutes and watched a man slowly and carefully transform rocks into perfectly-balanced works of art. It was breathtaking.
"Murder your Darlings": Applying Writing Advice to Motherhood

“Murder your Darlings”: Applying Writing Advice to Motherhood

Allyson Reynolds is talking metaphorically here. The phrase comes from a professor of English--the idea is to write objectively and avoid getting so lost in love with your favorite words, phrases, or ideas that you can’t “murder” them for the sake of creating something more succinctly wonderful. Now Allyson's applying it to motherhood (again, metaphorically)....

Short Shorts and Mothering Teens

Editor’s note: We are trying to keep our posts at The Power of Moms quite short (we know you’re busy!), but because we feel that this guest post from Sarah at Memories at Clover Lane offers great persepctives about raising teens, we decided to publish a longer version than is typical of what you’ll find on...
Perspectives on Balance- Episode 38

Perspectives on Balance- Episode 38

What does balance really mean? In this one-hour podcast, Saren Loosli and Chrysula Winegar discuss how examining your priorities will help you find balance.
Spiritual Sundays: Greeting the Dawn

Spiritual Sundays: Greeting the Dawn

On a normal day, irritations can pile up and I roll with the punches. However, on a day like yesterday, I just can't handle the toys, blankets, clothes, and Legos that are STILL on the floor (despite three kids being asked three times to clean them up). What to do?
A Three-Minute Daily Balance Solution

A Three-Minute Daily Balance Solution

It's important to accept that perfect, ongoing balance is just not going to be possible for most of us. And that's OK. But it's also important to find a simple system for ensuring that we do some things we really care about every day.
Balance Begins with Me

Balance Begins with Me

My past experiences and our life as a globally mobile family have taught me that if I want balance, if I want time for relationships, and if I want time for rejuvenation, it needs to start with me. I alone am responsible for making this happen.