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Posts tagged "coping strategies"
You're Not Mean, You're Stressed

You’re Not Mean, You’re Stressed

I was attending my first Power of Moms Retreat! Would I find answers to the question:Why am I a mean mom and what can I do to stop? The idea hit my mind. The idea was this: I'm not mean. I'm stressed! This discovery has helped changed my life.
Compassion In Neverland

Compassion In Neverland

Are there days when you just want to tell your kids to dust off the boo-boo themselves, even though you see a pinprick of blood on their knee and a puddle of tears behind their eyes? Author Amy Fonseca gives advice on how to overcome “compassion fatigue” as mothers.
Mine!

Mine!

My sweet, darling baby boy has recently learned the words "NO!" and "UUGH!" and "MINE!" To his credit, he applies them appropriately. Just at inappropriate times. So, after going through this phase multiple times, here's what I've discovered.
Spiritual Sundays:  He Has Carried Me

Spiritual Sundays: He Has Carried Me

Alone in a quiet hospital, holding her new baby, Heather Bell reminds us that God is with us, always.
I Was So Mad!

I Was So Mad!

Do you ever feel like anger has a domino effect in your home? Kobie Hatch shares four powerful steps she used to teach and model anger management skills in her home.
The Stockdale Paradox

The Stockdale Paradox

Motherhood is often punctuated by challenges, sometimes small and mundane and sometimes lasting and heart-wrenching. How can we get through them? The Stockdale Paradox, a mix of optimism and discipline, could be part of your solution.
Why Moms "Can't Thrive": Episode 7

Why Moms “Can’t Thrive”: Episode 7

In this episode, April and Saren discuss the top six reasons moms give for why they feel they can't move forward with their personal goals and aspirations. Plus they share tried-and-true ways to get past these issues and really thrive.
How to Help Children Through Grief

How to Help Children Through Grief

When Briana Johnson lost her father to cancer, she gained not only inner strength but also learned how to help her children with the loss of their Grandpa. In this article, she shares how to help strengthen families in times of grief and loss.
Tough Love and the Helicopter Parent

Tough Love and the Helicopter Parent

Wanting to help our children succeed while avoiding pain and failure is the most natural thing in the world for a mother, right? So what’s the big deal?
Built to Last

Built to Last

Are you outlasting the challenges of motherhood? Or is your endurance in need of some work? As mothers, we need to remember that we are built for the long haul—to outlast the hard moments, days, weeks, and years we have before us. We are built to last.
5 Ways To Deal with Emotional Earthquakes (Video Included)

5 Ways To Deal with Emotional Earthquakes (Video Included)

I bet you've been there: trying so hard to be happy, calm, and patient for such a long period of time and under such stressful circumstances that you ultimately lose your temper. Allyson Reynolds suggests 5 ways to deal with the emotional earthquakes that inevitably topple our good intentions.
Power of Moms Pick: this is heavy. but we are also strong

Power of Moms Pick: this is heavy. but we are also strong

All mothers have days–probably a LOT of days–where we say to ourselves, “This is it. This is all I can handle. I cannot continue.” And then we handle more, we continue. Why? How is this possible? In Laura Kelly Fanucci’s essay, this is heavy. but we are also strong., she offers a thoughtful, poignant answer...