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Balance
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

As I sat down to work on this article, my husband came in to see what I was doing.  I told him I was trying to write an article on balance and asked him if he had any wise words for me.  ”Balance is overrated” is all he had to say – then told me...
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.
Balance and Fly: Our Story

Balance and Fly: Our Story

After months of feeding my newborn, changing her diapers and occasionally getting a shower, I realized something was missing. Balance. I had no clue how to find the magical formula until I attended a yoga class.
There's No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home

I'm all for moms having the opportunity to excel in areas outside the home, but this experience taught me that I am valued the most by the ones who call me Mom.
Book Summary: Stress-Free for Good

Book Summary: Stress-Free for Good

Does living "stress-free" sound too good to be true? This book will not take the "stressful" things out of your life, but by describing a series of stress-reduction techniques, it will teach you to respond beautifully to the pressures each of us face. I just wish I had read this 15 years ago!...