Teaching moments for you and our child. www.powerofmoms.com

Stiff Laundry, Soft Lessons

How can we restore family harmony in the face of discord? Melissa Carter shares what one experience taught her about family relationships, daily tasks, and mothering instincts.

With journals, you just have to start where you are. www.powerofmoms.com

When the Writing Stopped

As I look through the pages of our Family Journal, I feel some grief over the lost time and the gaps between entries, but I have to put the lost months and time behind me and be okay with starting again, right where we are at.

Actually, they are wired differently, for now. www.powerofmoms.com

The Teen Brain

According to researchers, the teen brain grows and changes significantly during puberty. How can this knowledge influence the way we raise our teenagers?

"Real Homes, Real Life" a your next favorite pin. www.powerofmoms.com

If a Home Magazine Did a Feature on My House

No one will ever write a feature about my eleven-hundred square foot dwelling, home to thirty thousand Legos. But what if they did? What if an editor who was determined to keep it real paid a visit to my very lived-in house? What would the article say?

What we live for are the moments within the minutes of motherhood. www.powerofmoms.com

Minutes and Moments

I was really struggling when my twins were a couple months old. I hadn’t slept well in months, at least one baby was either nursing or crying around the clock, and my two-year-old was having a hard time adjusting to her new role as big sister. Then my mother mentioned how she felt so much […]

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Why We Should Nurture Wonder

The magic of childhood. How do you make it last, respect it, and hold on to it? By observing, engaging, and nurturing our children’s imaginations, not only can we preserve the magic, we can participate in it.

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What a Hard Hike Taught Me About Motherhood

This past fifteen years as a mom has sure taught me a lot about letting go, about getting over things, about fixing and moving on, about trial and error, and about finding beauty in the midst of hard stuff. A recent hike with my kids helped me realize all this more deeply.