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The $100 Allowance (Part 2)

The $100 Allowance (Part 2)

Last year, Amy Makechnie’s 13-year-old daughter requested a lump sum allowance of $100. So, how did the experiment turn out? Read the follow up to Amy’s popular post.
One-on-One Time with Our Kids: Why We Must and How We Can

One-on-One Time with Our Kids: Why We Must and How We Can

It was hard to believe this morning as I was racing to the high school with my oldest daughter and giving her a “talking to” about getting in bed earlier so she wouldn’t miss her bus in the mornings that this time last week we were having the time of our lives together on a...
How I Enjoy Being a Mother NOW

How I Enjoy Being a Mother NOW

Fortunately for Tiffany Sowby (and surely for her children), she realized somewhere along the way to stop waiting for the next milestone and enjoy the NOW. Here are four ways that are helping her enjoy being a mother NOW.
Getting Smart About Your Kid's Smartphone

Getting Smart About Your Kid’s Smartphone

Believe me, I wish I didn't have to deal with the issue. But rather than wallow and whine about all the reasons it’s so hard to raise kids in the 2010’s, I prefer to take charge and make the best of it. And for me, that means getting smart about my children's smartphones. ...
Selective Mediocrity, Intentional Excellence

Selective Mediocrity, Intentional Excellence

I grew up playing basketball. It was my passion, and I dreamed of being in the WNBA.  I would shoot hoops for hours almost every day in our driveway when the weather was good. I played with friends, played on local teams, and played for our junior high school team where we took the district...
A Money System that Works

A Money System that Works

Shawni's tried just about everything when it comes to teaching her kids about work and money. And she's finally come up with a system that really works.
Spiritual Sundays: Lessons From A Paper Cup

Spiritual Sundays: Lessons From A Paper Cup

Editor’s Note: The Power of Moms is a website for mothers of all religious preferences. Our Spiritual Sundays section is a place where our authors can write about thoughts that are more spiritual in nature, and our goal is to gather a wide variety of perspectives. If you (or someone you know) has something to...
Power of Moms Pick: 100 Ways to be Kind to Your Child

Power of Moms Pick: 100 Ways to be Kind to Your Child

We all know there are moments when it takes a great deal of intention to express love to our children. So when one of our editors saw Alissa's list of 100 Ways to be Kind to your Child, we knew we wanted to share it with our community.
Power of Moms Pick: The Important Thing about Yelling

Power of Moms Pick: The Important Thing about Yelling

Yelling at our children can seem like an impossible habit to break. But Rachel Stafford, of Hands Free Mama, did it. If you're looking for inspiration and encouragement to change, you'll want to check out her post.
Power of Moms Pick: Why I Took My Kids' Toys Away (and Why They Won't Get Them Back)

Power of Moms Pick: Why I Took My Kids’ Toys Away (and Why They Won’t Get Them Back)

Spoiler alert: Ruth's daughters DO have toys. They just don't have very many, and they are stowed away so they play with only a few at a time. What led her to make such a drastic change? What were the results?
Mini-Podcast: Three Unbelievably Simple Parenting Ideas (that Work!)

Mini-Podcast: Three Unbelievably Simple Parenting Ideas (that Work!)

Here are three simple ideas you can apply to your parenting today. If you're anything like me, you'll notice a HUGE difference.
Picture Story:  Leaving His Legacy

Picture Story: Leaving His Legacy

While I don’t share any of his DNA, I’m forever indebted to the man who moved forward into the unknown, but stopped for a minute to teach me that life is short, joy is intentional, and it’s never too late for a quick game of hide-and-seek.