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Posts tagged "quiet reflection"
There's No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home

I'm all for moms having the opportunity to excel in areas outside the home, but this experience taught me that I am valued the most by the ones who call me Mom.
Spiritual Sundays: Climbing Mother

Spiritual Sundays: Climbing Mother

Motherhood reveals a person inside you didn't know was there. One that scares you some days. But mostly, one that is stronger, steadier, more compassionate. One that knows sacrifice. One that knows real needs. One that knows a love impossible to describe.
Favorite Children's Books from 2013

Favorite Children’s Books from 2013

Looking for some fantastic books to share with your children? There were a number of excellent picture books published in 2013. Catherine Arveseth's list this year includes some old books, some new-ish, and a bunch that are brand new.
Barbara Walters' One Regret

Barbara Walters’ One Regret

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?”
Three Simple Steps to Accepting Imperfection

Three Simple Steps to Accepting Imperfection

Sometimes we get a little too obsessed with perfection. Perfect children, perfect dinner, perfect schedule, and (of course) a perfectly clean and organized home. Then we look at reality! Here's my new definition of perfection.
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.
The Lost Toy

The Lost Toy

Sometimes in the daily routine of being moms, we forget to take a moment for ourselves. Here’s how one mom remembered that in order for her family to thrive, she needed to thrive as well.
Spiritual Sundays: The Parable of the Swing

Spiritual Sundays: The Parable of the Swing

A visit to the park swings teaches both mother and daughter a valuable lesson of strength, understanding, and perseverance.
Back to School and Back to Basics

Back to School and Back to Basics

It’s back to school, and back to that crazy schedule. Power of Moms’ author Tasha Bradshaw shares great tips on how she keeps her sanity and finds balance and fulfillment by grounding herself to the basics.
Spiritual Sundays:  What My Daughter and I Have Learned from Practicing Mindfulness

Spiritual Sundays: What My Daughter and I Have Learned from Practicing Mindfulness

When my daughter started having trouble with emotional outbursts and controlling her anger, I started to teach her about mindfulness. She’s becoming more aware of her emotions and how to calm herself so she can respond instead of react when she gets frustrated, and I have discovered new insights about mindfulness and parenting in the...
I See the Moon

I See the Moon

I’m fading fast. So I leave the computer and head upstairs to my twin girls’ bedroom. I turn the door quietly and return a lost doll to her cradle. As I pull Ali’s covers over her, I notice the moonlight, liquid blue, rolling in waves across her hands. I flick the blind slats and peer...
Spiritual Sundays: Teaching Children Repentance during the High Holidays

Spiritual Sundays: Teaching Children Repentance during the High Holidays

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are serious holidays, full of soul searching and repentance. In trying to help her kids understand that repentance doesn't have to be scary, Adina Soclof practices a simple three-step plan, one that eliminates lectures or admonishments.