Posts in the "Progress" category:

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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.

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Building Grit in our Kids

What’s the key to success? It’s not talent or good looks or social skills. It’s GRIT. Saren shares a story about how she’s working to build grit in her family.

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WOW MOM

Do you ever wish you had your own personal cheerleader as a mother? Someone to cheer you on when you seem to be losing the daily battle? Learning to pat yourself on the back when no one else does is a hard, and much needed task, for any mother. In her article, “WOW MOM” Power of Moms Author Elsje Denison shows how putting a little more “WOW” into our daily lives can help us progress in our goals of motherhood.

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Learning to Accept Help from Others

As mothers, we sometimes put so much pressure on our own shoulders to appear as though we have it all together…while on the inside we are screaming for a little help. Sometimes that help has already been offered, but we turned it down in order to maintain a facade.

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Finding Reasons to Dance

Sometimes in the midst of the storm it is difficult to find reasons to dance. Read about one mother’s experience in finding joy despite frustration and setbacks.

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How to Make Progress Like a Spider

A woman progressing is like a spider molting. Her old ways don’t work anymore, just like the outer skin of a spider becomes too small for its growing body.Molting is a natural process, but it involves pain, conviction, and patience.

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3 Tips for Balancing the Hats in Life

My hats include my roles as a writer, mother, business owner, wife, volunteer, homemaker, and teacher. Some days, I feel like I wear all my hats with ease. Most days, I feel like I am scrambling to get everything done. These three practical solutions have helped me maintain some balance in my life.

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8 Tips for When the Long Days Get Longer

Days seem a lot longer when you are parenting by yourself! Marinda Bush shares, “Without this time ‘alone’ I never would have known that I am brave, strong, confident, resourceful and independent. I’ve been pushed in ways I wouldn’t have chosen for myself.”

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The Inadvertent Athlete

Are you intimidated when it comes to trying new things? Christina took up tennis at age 43, and it has become her lifeline. Her story offers great motivation to help you get out there and try something new!