My experiences caring for foster children and adopting our two boys has changed my thoughts and feelings on the question of feeding infants.
No matter what your child's challenges are, face them. Accept them. Fight for them. Find joy in them. And above all, love them. No one can do this but you.
I think parenting is the single greatest endeavor I will ever embark upon, and because of that, I think it deserves my very best, most deliberate behavior. However, I no longer believe that what I do is the only thing that matters.
Acceptance / Being Your Own Kind of Perfect / Finding More Joy / Individuality / Mind / Taking Care of You
I want to live in a community where women can showcase their strengths and pursue their talents-- at home and in the workforce--without the fear of being or looking "too good." When women excel, at anything, it is good for all of us.
The story behind our second child turning his city-raised parents into pseudo-farmers is a story for another day. But in the course of that happening, I have learned a few things that may be valuable to other parents, regardless of whether their children own goats, swim competitively, or perform with a marching band.
If you are one of those moms who feels more than a little discouraged by all the ways you seemingly fall short, I’d like to invite you to spend a few minutes challenging your preconceived notions, casting off unrealistic ideals, and redefining what it means to be a good mom based on your own personal...
It's way too easy to forget that moms are people. This week's Power of Moms Radio show will walk you through three simple steps for getting back on track.
I understand that many moms read blogs for ideas and inspiration. I get that. I really do. But, if you have a personality like mine, you will want to try and incorporate every last great idea out there and risk not doing the most important thing for your family. (Whatever that is.)
April’s article, Your Children Want YOU, struck a serious chord with moms. Over the past year, almost two million mothers have read and shared it. In this podcast, Saren and April, the founders of The Power of Moms, discuss thoughts on why this post went viral and what moms can to do avoid the “compare snare” and celebrate the unique strengths they...
Everyone has something to teach. Everyone has talents. But building those talents doesn't have to come at the exclusion of building our families. Join Power of Moms Co-Founder, April Perry, and Mindy from Cute Girls Hairstyles in this inspiring podcast.
My oldest son is humbling me, big time. I'm in some uncharted waters as we head into the teen years. But I've figured out a few things that really make a difference.
Building Relationships / Family Activities and Traditions / Individuality / Parenting and Family Life
What does it look like when an extroverted mother tries to raise an introverted child? For me, not so pretty at first. I’m still learning and adjusting my own behavior, but I’d like to share with you five tips that I think every extroverted mother should know when raising an introverted child.