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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?

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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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Book Summary: Making Grateful Kids

I have to admit, when I first looked at this book, I thought, “What do you need to write a whole book about this for? You just teach your kids to say ‘thank you’.” But after I spent some time with the book, I realized there was a lot more to this gratitude thing.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

When children see how other people live, they can better recognize what they have.

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.

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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 […]