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Moments
Redeeming Moments

Redeeming Moments

It’s tempting to sink into despair when your kids can’t seem to get along no matter what you try or when they consistently fall short of your expectations. But just when things get looking pretty bleak on the mothering front, out of nowhere comes a redeeming moment.
Picture Story:  Rose Petals

Picture Story: Rose Petals

Each of our children’s seasons come with challenges. We are often looking forward to the next phase of life and milestones reached. How do we as mothers step back and savor the quiet moments? Author Kristi Linton reminds us to create special memories with our children before they are gone.
I See the Moon

I See the Moon

I’m fading fast. So I leave the computer and head upstairs to my twin girls’ bedroom. I turn the door quietly and return a lost doll to her cradle. As I pull Ali’s covers over her, I notice the moonlight, liquid blue, rolling in waves across her hands. I flick the blind slats and peer...
Growing Pains

Growing Pains

As mothers, sometimes it seems like we blink and our children have grown and changed right before our eyes. Kortni Miller reminds us to savor each of our children’s moments in her article “Growing Pains,” as she draws attention to the seemingly small things we can savor in everyday life as mothers.
Appreciating the Now (video included)

Appreciating the Now (video included)

Learning to live in the present and appreciate the now is not as easy as it sounds. In the past, I've described myself as a frustrated perfectionist who is constantly vacillating between my desire to get things done and my desire to enjoy the moment before it's gone. These are the things that have helped...
Turn Around

Turn Around

Bumpy roads, sharp turns, and unexpected dips are inevitable. Are you idling, checking your rearview mirror, or steadily traveling toward the ease of days ahead? Wherever you are in your journey, author Michelle Chase reminds us to take in the view as we navigate our way through motherhood.
Unrushed Moments

Unrushed Moments

When I expressed to my husband how frustrated I felt with my toddler’s slow pace and apparent disobedience, he suggested that I just stop talking, stop moving, and watch like a fly on the wall. In the moment when annoyance usually begins, I could just watch my son and see what he's doing.
Picture Story: The Touch of a Tiny Hand

Picture Story: The Touch of a Tiny Hand

During one of Alex’s first feedings of the day, he suddenly stopped eating and started looking around the room. I felt very frustrated, thinking, “Great! Now it will take him longer to eat, which means he will nap later, which means...” and there I went, spiraling downward in thoughts of how this small delay was...
Power of Moms Picks: His Name Is Mike

Power of Moms Picks: His Name Is Mike

As a mother of a child with "extras" Sarah is used to answering questions and teaching others about children with special needs. But one day, Sarah found herself learning a lesson. An excerpt from Sarah Hull's blog, Having a "Hull" lot of fun.
The Moment That Changed My Life & It Can Change Yours

The Moment That Changed My Life & It Can Change Yours

Is your life out of sync with your priorities? I guarantee that if you take action to make what matters most to you central to how you manage your life, the results will change your life for the better and you’ll be stronger and happier for it.
Enough for Today

Enough for Today

Do you know your children in a way that no one else does? Author Danielle Taylor Porter describes one such moment with her daughter that “filled her up” after an extremely draining day.
Out of the Mouths of Babes

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Do you know what your children (especially the young ones) are actually absorbing about the world around them? The following is an impromptu "interview" with my 5-year-old daughter about Santa, Jesus, and the real meaning of Christmas.