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Book Summary: The End of Absence

This book isn’t meant to be a prescription with 10 easy steps to living a healthy digital life; it is more of a meditation of both life before and after the Internet, and the very real consequences that come from each of us literally having the Internet in the palms of our hands.

2Do or not 2Do. That is the question. Find the answer at www.powerofmoms.com.

Using the 2Do app for M.O.M.

When I started using M.O.M., I knew I had to find a smartphone app that would work with the program….
I needed something intuitive, that didn’t require too many redundant steps or clicks, was flexible and straightforward and looked pretty so that I’d actually WANT to work with it.

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Hats Off To You, Young Mothers

Caring for very young children day in and day out is, quite simply, one of the most heroic things that happens on a daily, widespread basis. In truth, it makes me want to call out from the housetops, “Hats off to you, young mothers!”

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Live Like a Tourist

if you’re feeling a little stale these days and not at all like the fun mom you used to be or thought you would be, maybe you just need to get out of your workplace (the home) and start living like a tourist.

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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.

What saves you in a pinch? www.powerofmoms.com

Emergency Substitutions

Emergencies strike all around us: we don’t have the special blankie on hand, or–catastrophe!–there is a hole in the tights just before the dance performance begins! Enjoy a good laugh as this delightful article shares some wonderful ideas on how to save the day.

You ARE enough. www.powerofmoms.com

“If You Were Thinner, You’d Be Enough”

So much pressure exists for kids to be perfect at everything. My experience with an eating disorder has made me certain that our kids need to hear this instead: Do your best, be kind, give back, make healthy choices, embrace what makes you different. You are powerful. You make a difference. You are enough.

Is screen time scream time at your house? www.powerofmoms.com

The Screen Time Dialogue

Are you ever baffled by your child’s obsession with screens, phones, or video games? Dawn Wessman models a child-lead discussion that eliminated battles, improved her son’s mood, increased learning and activity level, as well as deepened their relationship.

Family time is sacred time. www.powerofmoms.com

Family Time: Just Show Up

I am not exaggerating when I say that we cannot do without this designated Family Time now. It is sacred and precious, and requires nothing but showing up. I had no idea anything about parenting could be this easy.

Join April and Saren at Power of Moms Radio as they discuss how moms can strike the "right balance" between making childhood magical--and letting it happen naturally.

Real Magic in Childhood: Episode 62

Is it our job to make our children’s childhood magical? Or should we simply get out of the way so our kids can make their own magic? Join Saren and April as they discuss a variety of perspectives to help us find the right balance.