There are few things more frustrating to a new mother than the amount of housework that comes with a new baby. The big messes can be overwhelming. Now, fast forward through a few more children and you’ve got a bona fide disaster zone.
I don’t know about you, but I have a pretty strong love/hate relationship with the internet. On the one hand, I love that I can find whatever I’m looking for in cyberspace, as well as take caring of business. But as nifty as the internet is, it’s vastness can create some unique problems.
It seems that more than ever the moms of today want to be cool and hip. I can only imagine how silly this must seem to my own mother. Of course, trends of “coolness” have always been around, but it seems we’re obsessed with celebrity moms.
In less than a week, my family–and probably yours–will be back into the swing of a new school year. (We may be barely squeaking along, just trying to gain momentum after coming off our summer vacation schedule, but we’ll be swinging just the same!)
I find it painfully ironic that this is the month we’re focusing on The Power of Balance.This month: the month I have more on my plate than I should, the month I’m losing my mind, the month I am the queen of unbalance.
What would you do if you couldn’t drive your children to school, piano lessons, or soccer practice? What about the grocery store for that forgotten ingredient to make dinner? How about the emergency room in the middle of the night if you were home alone with a sick child? Well, that’s the reality for mothers […]
We’re going to be talking a lot over the next month about The Power of Progress, but before we get too carried away with lots of pie-in-the-sky plans and goals, I wanted to address a special group of mothers that often have a hard time feeling like they are making any progress: the mothers of infants. […]
I’ve always loved this story about the new bride and the pot roast: “There once was a young bride who decided to make her husband a pot roast for dinner. After trimming the meat, she cut the end off the roast and put it in the pan. As her husband watched her prepare dinner, […]
This is for my own “perfect” mom. Happy Mother’s Day! Over the years I have talked to more than one mom who does not like Mother’s Day. Why? Usually it has something to do with feeling she doesn’t match up to the accolades; that she somehow falls short. Maybe her kids are struggling a bit […]
Some memories are more vivid than others. I have one that comes to my mind frequently since it happened almost ten years ago. At the time I didn’t understand how important the moment was, but now I can see why I’ve remembered it throughout the years–it taught me a great lesson that I needed to […]
Following up on one of my previous posts, I’ve been thinking more specifically about my own question: What are the most important attributes of a mother? This month at The Power of Moms we’re focusing on The Power of Individuality, and it’s got me thinking about some of the fantastic mothers I’ve know in my life. Specifically, how […]
June Cleaver has been the butt of many jokes over the years. She became the quintessential mother during the postwar era, donning pearls and heels on an ordinary day while dishing up moral guidance and comfort alongside her hearty and well balanced five o’clock dinner. For whatever reason, she came to represent all things good and […]