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What do you focus on?

What do you see in this photo? The beautiful flowers in the sun? Or the messy papers and dirty windows? As we look at our lives as mothers, we can CHOOSE which parts to focus on. And happiness comes from focusing on the beauty we can always find.

Freedom to choose--kids need that , too. www.powerofmoms.com

Who’s In Charge Here?

The truth is, as much as we think kids are controlling our lives, they often feel the exact opposite. Finding simple ways of letting kids assert some control will allow them to feel good about their choices instead of looking for ways to get more power.

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S.M.A.R.T. Goals – Episode 92

Are you thinking about what you REALLY want for the coming year? Join April and Saren for a down-to-earth heart-to-heart talk about how to set and achieve meaningful goals.

Let it go, let it go. www.powerofmoms.com

I Want Bad Things to Happen to My Kids

Failure, owies, even heartbreak; why should we wish these on our children? Author Sadie McCurry takes a look at the lessons learned by our children when they experience “bad” things. Why, they may even learn resilience!

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How Can a Busy Mom Stay Focused? Episode 82

Ever feel like you move from one task to the next, but never actually get the most important things done? We’ve been there, too. Join our conversation on how to reverse this . . . even as a busy mother.

Somebody has to carry them to term, feed them, rock them, sing them to sleep and get them to the fun part of their lives.

A Few Good Moms

My kids don’t think I’m fun. But somebody has to do the tough stuff that makes the fun stuff possible! I’ve created a modified version of Jack Nickolson’s infamous speech from “A Few Good Men” to help explain my predicament.

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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.

Do you ever feel like you’re drowning in motherhood? Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...www.powerofmoms.com

Life Lessons from the Lap Pool

When I’m swimming laps, quitting in the middle just isn’t an option–especially as I swim in deep water. The same is true for motherhood, but it’s not sink or swim. Here are the lessons I learned from the lap pool.

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.

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Book Summary: Happiness is a Habit

When I first picked up this book I thought it would be all about how I need to do more, be more, add in new goals to my already busy life. What it really has done is open my eyes to just how much daily habits can make a difference in our lives, for better or for worse.

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.