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How To Survive Potty Training for Two Years

If you’ve ever potty trained then you know it’s not for the faint of heart. Read one mother’s honest account of survival. Warning: This article contains equal amounts of humor and nitty gritty details.

Teaching moments for you and our child. www.powerofmoms.com

Stiff Laundry, Soft Lessons

How can we restore family harmony in the face of discord? Melissa Carter shares what one experience taught her about family relationships, daily tasks, and mothering instincts.

Let it go, let it go. www.powerofmoms.com

I Want Bad Things to Happen to My Kids

Failure, owies, even heartbreak; why should we wish these on our children? Author Sadie McCurry takes a look at the lessons learned by our children when they experience “bad” things. Why, they may even learn resilience!

Stick these leadership lessons to the roofs of your kids' mouths. www.powerofmoms.com

Book Summary: Peanut Butter Principles

As parents, we all wish we had been given an Owner’s Manual when we left the hospital with our first-born child, and probably each child after that–each model has it’s own unique characteristics and requires a little different approach, right? This book is packed with principles that we can teach to our children that will “stick to them like peanut butter sticks to the roof of your mouth.”

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3 Reasons I Don’t Pay My Kids an Allowance

Even though current financial gurus advice otherwise, Amanda Hamilton Roos is not paying her children an allowance, at least for now. Why? She believes the lessons they would learn from getting an allowance or being paid to do household chores are more damaging than the potential gains in financial literacy.

Somebody has to carry them to term, feed them, rock them, sing them to sleep and get them to the fun part of their lives.

A Few Good Moms

My kids don’t think I’m fun. But somebody has to do the tough stuff that makes the fun stuff possible! I’ve created a modified version of Jack Nickolson’s infamous speech from “A Few Good Men” to help explain my predicament.

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Are You Feeding Your Child?

My experiences caring for foster children and adopting our two boys has changed my thoughts and feelings on the question of feeding infants.

Do you ever feel like you’re drowning in motherhood? Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...www.powerofmoms.com

Life Lessons from the Lap Pool

When I’m swimming laps, quitting in the middle just isn’t an option–especially as I swim in deep water. The same is true for motherhood, but it’s not sink or swim. Here are the lessons I learned from the lap pool.

What saves you in a pinch? www.powerofmoms.com

Emergency Substitutions

Emergencies strike all around us: we don’t have the special blankie on hand, or–catastrophe!–there is a hole in the tights just before the dance performance begins! Enjoy a good laugh as this delightful article shares some wonderful ideas on how to save the day.

Join April and Saren at Power of Moms Radio as they discuss how moms can strike the "right balance" between making childhood magical--and letting it happen naturally.

Real Magic in Childhood: Episode 62

Is it our job to make our children’s childhood magical? Or should we simply get out of the way so our kids can make their own magic? Join Saren and April as they discuss a variety of perspectives to help us find the right balance.