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Posts tagged "gratitude"
There's No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home

After getting back from a conference, April realized that while it's great to get away for a while, nothing compares to the love a mommy gets in her own home. It can be hard to be needed all the time by our families. But it's also really wonderful to be needed!
There's No Place Like Home

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.
Building up Family Members and Ourselves - Episode 65

Building up Family Members and Ourselves – Episode 65

In this podcast, Saren Eyre Loosli and Tiffany Sowby offer practical advice for building up our families - and ourselves - and creating a positive attitude in our homes. They discuss how we can find and focus on the positive and show more appreciation for family members in an honest and simple way. ...
Spiritual Sundays: Climbing Mother

Spiritual Sundays: Climbing Mother

Motherhood reveals a person inside you didn't know was there. One that scares you some days. But mostly, one that is stronger, steadier, more compassionate. One that knows sacrifice. One that knows real needs. One that knows a love impossible to describe.
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.
Teaching Gratitude: Episode 12

Teaching Gratitude: Episode 12

Power of Moms Founder Saren and her sister Shawni (who runs the popular blog, 71 Toes), discuss simple ways to help our children appreciate all that they have and experience the joy of gratitude more fully.
The Haves and Have-Nots

The Haves and Have-Nots

In our family, we often perceive ourselves as the “Have Nots.”  Everybody has more than we do.  There is always something more we need to buy, and it is an embarrassment to even admit that we are lacking in the areas where “everyone else” has an abundance. Well, this compare snare we’ve gotten ourselves into...
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...
Advent Transformed

Advent Transformed

I’d always believed that Advent was about preparing for what lies ahead, pausing in winter darkness to welcome the light. But when we started to journey through the dark years of infertility, waiting took on a weightier meaning...[and] when I discovered the surprise, the total shock of new life fluttering deep within me, I caught...
Holiday Shopping Guide For The Shopping Impaired

Holiday Shopping Guide For The Shopping Impaired

What does this mother really want for Christmas? A personal shopper. I’m starting to think the idea of Santa Claus and his toy-making elves came from a desperate mother like myself who doesn’t enjoy shopping.
Ix-nay On the Erfection-pay

Ix-nay On the Erfection-pay

My eight-year-old insisted on spending her money on bedraggled mums. I was positive there would be no way to get those mums properly planted. She finally convinced me she would take care of the mums, and so she bought them and has been faithfully tending them. And I've learned the true meaning of "perfect".
Mini Catastrophes and an "Attitude of Gratitude"

Mini Catastrophes and an “Attitude of Gratitude”

While mini-catastrophes mean nothing in comparison to the larger problems of the world, these types of experiences happen day in and day out in family life. And if we aren’t careful, they can wear us down and cause us to look at our otherwise wonderful lives through an irritated and gloomy lens.