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.
Today’s podcast is a flash back 6 years ago to one of our original podcasts at Power of Moms: We all know that love is an important ingredient in any family, but how do you show love to yourself and your family members amidst all the thousands of things there are to do each day? […]
I used to think that patience was just not part of my personality, but I’ve learned that patience is in fact a skill—something that can be practiced and improved.
This article was originally published on June 14, 2010. Submitted by Leslie Harkness: When Aaron and I were married in August 2002, our hopes and dreams of starting a family felt so close and we started trying to have a baby right away. After a few disappointing years, loads of tests and surgery… in March […]
Our bumpy morning was a simple reminder to me that when my kids are having a tough moment and I find myself guessing what I should do next, it never hurts to take a step back, regroup, reach into my heart, and dish out some extra unconditional love.
This article was originally published on June 4, 2011. It used to drive me crazy when mothers of older children would say this to me. All I could think was how easy it was for them to say that when their children could bathe themselves, dress themselves, feed themselves, entertain themselves, get in and out […]
Looking for easy ways to make the month of February – and Valentine’s Day in particular – special for your family? These 3 audio posts read by Jennifer Brimhall are chock full of easy, meaningful activities to help your family draw closer together – any time of the year! SHOW NOTES Click below for each […]
Amidst all the tasty treats and heart-shaped crafts our family enjoys for Valentine’s Day, we’ve designed a special tradition that incorporates some real quality time together. We call it our, “We Love to Be a Family” Day. It’s one of the best traditions we’ve started!
What do your hands say about you? I have my mother’s hands–overworked, baggy knuckled, a bit bony, sinewy hands. They are cracked, but not dry and they are skinny but not delicate. These hands are tools, not accessories.
Ever feel like you’re spending the “best years” of your life living in chaos? Here’s a humorous experience to which you can DEFINITELY relate–as well as some food for thought on your worth as a mother.
Are you looking for a treasure trove of amazing resources for teaching your children values, character, and history? The website “Raise the Good” offers ready-to-use resources for moms who want to educate their children’s hearts.
Two incredible mothers, Jennifer Brimhall and Jessee Stewart, have created a website that you must know about it. It’s called Raise the Good has a goal to help mothers educate the hearts of their children.
When you are in the thick of caring for an infant, waking up every two hours day or night, it’s difficult to imagine that life will ever be different. I really thought those first few months were my new normal forever.… I was wrong, yet too tired to know it.