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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)....
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...
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.
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?
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.