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Posts tagged "happy moments"
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.
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. ...
The Nine Minutes that have the Greatest Impact

The Nine Minutes that have the Greatest Impact

There are nine minutes in the day that can have the most impact on a child. Author Amy Makechnie has a sure way to make the most of them.
How to Tell a Teenager, "I Love You"

How to Tell a Teenager, “I Love You”

For a teenager, its just not “cool” to ask mommy for a hug when you’re sad, or to demand attention for a job well done by incessantly chanting, “look, look, look mommy, look!” (Which works, right?) So, how do we show teenagers love in a way they can receive?
Bonding with Girls

Bonding with Girls

Have you ever struggled to bond with your girl whose interests only drift further and further away from your own? Amanda Roos found a way to spend time with her daughter while doing something they both love -- reading.
7 Family Activities to Fill February with Love

7 Family Activities to Fill February with Love

Check out these super-simple, meaningful ideas for celebrating and enhancing the love in your home before and during Valentine's Day.
New Year's Goals That Fit Our Current Stage

New Year’s Goals That Fit Our Current Stage

While some things change as you move from one stage to the next, other challenges remain the same. I think finding a balance between getting personal work done and being fully present for our children is something mothers will always struggle with
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...
A Christmas Problem Over 100 Years Old

A Christmas Problem Over 100 Years Old

Check out some great ideas and insights for protecting what matters most during the holidays -- and enjoy great sugestions for holiday read-aloud classics.
Small Tradition, Big Joy: Unique Story Ornaments

Small Tradition, Big Joy: Unique Story Ornaments

A Ryder moving van, a Wheel of Fortune, a torched Hot Wheels car: what decorates your Christmas tree? It’s the treasured little things that bring us together for the holidays, and author Kim Hall shares how they have made “Story Ornaments” a beloved family tradition.
Introduction to the Power of Moments

Introduction to the Power of Moments

Discovering the power of moments is about learning to "live in the moment" — to recognize and make meaningful those brief moments in time with our families, especially our young children who grow up so fast.
Love Is Not A Feeling

Love Is Not A Feeling

I remember the first time I heard that inflammatory statement. I was a teenager attending a class with this title simply so I could prove the teacher wrong! Who did this guy think he was?! Teenagers know exactly what love is! Or at least we thought we did.