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Posts tagged "media"
Why I Stopped Reading Mommy Blogs

Why I Stopped Reading Mommy Blogs

I understand that many moms read blogs for ideas and inspiration. I get that. I really do. But, if you have a personality like mine, you will want to try and incorporate every last great idea out there and risk not doing the most important thing for your family. (Whatever that is.)
Book Summary: Happily Ever After

Book Summary: Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After is the recently released book by Trista Sutter, who is most widely known for her role on the television show The Bachelor and as the original Bachelorette. This book really opened my eyes to what true gratitude is--that developing a grateful heart has more to do with our perspectives and how we...
Book Summary: The Big Disconnect

Book Summary: The Big Disconnect

Through stories from her vast experience as a clinical psychologist and school consultant, author Catherine Steiner-Adair helps us understand that while it’s not necessary to totally eliminate tech, for the survival of our families it is absolutely imperative that we keep it in balance.
Power of Moms Pick: To the Tired Mom

Power of Moms Pick: To the Tired Mom

"The Tired Mom": That's pretty much all of us, right? Overworked, under-slept, and often without recognition for the sacrifices we make. To all of us, Rachel M. Martin wrote a lovely tribute, "To the Tired Mom."
White Ribbon Against Pornography: A Resource Guide

White Ribbon Against Pornography: A Resource Guide

Yesterday was the first day of the national WRAP--White Ribbon Against Pornography--week. Join Power of Moms and make it a goal to do something—big or small—about the plague of pornography. This resource guide, put together by our own Melody Harrison Bergman, is a great place to get started.
How To Teach Children About (*GASP*) Pornography

How To Teach Children About (*GASP*) Pornography

Maybe some of us don’t think we need to talk about it at all, but the fact is that each of our children will be exposed to pornography at some point in their lives. Here are some helpful ways to start an open dialogue while our children are young.
Getting Smart About Your Kid's Smartphone

Getting Smart About Your Kid’s Smartphone

Believe me, I wish I didn't have to deal with the issue. But rather than wallow and whine about all the reasons it’s so hard to raise kids in the 2010’s, I prefer to take charge and make the best of it. And for me, that means getting smart about my children's smartphones. ...
Appreciating the Now (video included)

Appreciating the Now (video included)

Learning to live in the present and appreciate the now is not as easy as it sounds. In the past, I've described myself as a frustrated perfectionist who is constantly vacillating between my desire to get things done and my desire to enjoy the moment before it's gone. These are the things that have helped...
Channeling Glinda: Patience and Parenting From the Heart

Channeling Glinda: Patience and Parenting From the Heart

Sometimes when parenting gets difficult, the Wicked Witch inside of us threatens to come out. Learn a few simple ways to call on Glinda, the Good Witch, during parenting moments like this.
Downton Abbey and Motherhood

Downton Abbey and Motherhood

Have you ever dreamed of having a house full of servants, a la Downton Abbey? Allyson Reynolds has three reasons why doing the domestic "dirty work" of motherhood might have its own rewards.
Four Ways to Bounce Back after a Big Loss

Four Ways to Bounce Back after a Big Loss

Tuesday was election day in America. After months and months of having a vested interest in a particular candidate, party, measure, or proposition, to wake up and realize that it’s all over (or even worse, that your candidate/measure/proposition lost!) can be a real let down. What in the world does this have to do with...
Go Gently

Go Gently

Lately I’ve been feeling the need to go gently, speak gently, do more things gently, as a mother. Our responses determine the climate of a relationship, of a home.