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Posts tagged "expectations"
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.
Landing Gratitude

Landing Gratitude

Why didn’t life go my way? Our accountant made an error and we owed $10,000 in taxes due that day! I wish I could tell you what happened inside my head that day and all I can say is I think I finally landed gratitude.
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.
Picture Story:  Ideal vs. Real

Picture Story: Ideal vs. Real

Are we so focused on creating the perfect memory to share with our children that we miss the special daily moments? Author Bethany Struthers shares how our best mothering memories will be created from real life as we exercise some patience and shift our priorities.
What Would the Trees Say?

What Would the Trees Say?

When Tiffany was six years old, her dad took a photograph of her brother "holding up" a tree while they were vacationing in a small canyon. Some 35 years later, Tiffany and her family were in that same canyon. Remembering that photo taught Tiffany a poignant lesson about our attempts to raise our families. ...
Let Go and Love

Let Go and Love

Motherhood can be overwhelming. Many women can feel “mommy burnout” more often than they care to admit. Author Amy H. Fonseca relates her experiences with mothering and how the process of “letting go” of our baggage and stress can help us see motherhood in a new light.
The "Grandma" Version of Yourself

The “Grandma” Version of Yourself

When life gets overwhelming, sometimes it is necessary to gain a new perspective. The “grandma version” of ourselves is wise and witty and helps us to achieve the balance we need to survive the years until we do indeed become grandparents.
My Home Is A Workshop

My Home Is A Workshop

In this photo-filled post, Amanda Hamilton Roos transports us from Einstein’s desk to the workshop of our own homes.
Expectations in Marriage: Episode 25

Expectations in Marriage: Episode 25

Join Power of Moms Co-Director, April Perry, and her husband, Eric, as they discuss powerful principles for building a strong family on a strong marriage.
Our Deeper Yes: Episode 24

Our Deeper Yes: Episode 24

Ever feel like you're spread too thin? Join April and Saren (and our community of deliberate mothers) who share their best ideas for discovering and living by that deeper YES.
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.
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?