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Posts tagged "intention"
I Want To Be Fabulously Ordinary

I Want To Be Fabulously Ordinary

By the proverbial standards of the world, it’s easy to classify the majority of mothers, by virtue of what we do, day in and day out, as ordinary. But make sure you don’t forget to use the word ‘fabulous’ in front of that description.
Making Time to Exercise: Episode 30

Making Time to Exercise: Episode 30

If making time for exercise, as a busy mom, has ever felt impossible to you, you NEED to listen to this podcast. Maybe you can even listen while you're out on a run!
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.
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.
Why Moms "Can't Thrive": Episode 7

Why Moms “Can’t Thrive”: Episode 7

In this episode, April and Saren discuss the top six reasons moms give for why they feel they can't move forward with their personal goals and aspirations. Plus they share tried-and-true ways to get past these issues and really thrive.
How to Help Children Through Grief

How to Help Children Through Grief

When Briana Johnson lost her father to cancer, she gained not only inner strength but also learned how to help her children with the loss of their Grandpa. In this article, she shares how to help strengthen families in times of grief and loss.
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?
Karate Kid Lesson

Karate Kid Lesson

My 7-year old is a disaster...when it comes to organizing, that is. Step One was getting her to realize things don't belong under the couch, on the couch, or in the middle of the kitchen. That's when we introduced the Karate Kid method.
I See Me in Your Eyes

I See Me in Your Eyes

What we think of ourselves and how we view ourselves begins in our families. What am I doing, as the mother, to shape how my children see themselves? It is not only my voice that becomes my child’s inner voice, but mine is the first.
A Powerful Alternative to Setting Goals

A Powerful Alternative to Setting Goals

I grew up thinking that the mandatory requirement of New Year’s Day was to create a long list of resolutions. So I did. And I still do. (Because it’s a habit…and because it’s fun.) But what I’ve come to learn over the past few years is that there’s an amazingly powerful process that helps me...
Losing A Mother, Gaining New Holiday Traditions

Losing A Mother, Gaining New Holiday Traditions

I was so busy feeling sorry for myself that I failed to see what I did have: an opportunity to create a meaningful Christmas for my own family. My friend helped me appreciate the Christmas I had instead of wishing for one that I could never have again.