In this photo-filled post, Amanda Hamilton Roos transports us from Einstein’s desk to the workshop of our own homes.
Join Power of Moms Co-Director, April Perry, and her husband, Eric, as they discuss powerful principles for building a strong family on a strong marriage.
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?
In this episode, April and Saren offer concrete ideas to help you decide together who you want to be as a family and come up with fun family mottos, mission statements, cheers, and/or songs to help you support that vision.
Where should we push and where should we let them choose? April and Saren discuss how to set appropriate expectations of our children regarding behavior, household chores, academic performance, and extracurricular activities.
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.
Barbara Walters expressing regret over not having a bigger family has Allyson thinking: It might be a worthwhile exercise to take a few minutes while thinking about our New Year's Resolutions and ask ourselves, “What do I want more than anything else?”
Because we expect “progress” to mean “improvement,” we sometimes forget that growth means “growing pains” both physically and emotionally for both parent and child. Just as my son’s joints ached as he grew four inches over a summer, so too do we hurt sometimes as we stretch to new heights in our lives together.
I’m one of those people who is susceptible to every form of Mother’s Guilt. But when I read about a study addressing the negative effects of parents yelling at their teenagers, I decided ENOUGH. I'm resolving to reject this latest guilt trip.
Children need calmness. It gives them a kind of security. Peace and the control of temper is a powerful and important value that is largely a product of love and of the atmosphere created in a home!
Sometimes joy in motherhood comes in unexpected ways, such as realizing your family isn’t the only strange one! If you need a laugh, enjoy this humorous post by author Sadie McCurry, as she shares the funny phrases that have come out of her mouth.