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?”
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.
With our eyes turned to mom-centric organization, we can’t let a day go by without saying something about organizing our children’s “stuff”. From double strollers to sports equipment, dealing with our children’s “stuff” is something we have to face.
What does this mother really want for Christmas? A personal shopper. I’m starting to think the idea of Santa Claus and his toy-making elves came from a desperate mother like myself who doesn’t enjoy shopping.
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.
A recent study explored whether or not children make us happy. What do you think? And is “happiness” the most important thing?
I remember the first time I heard that inflammatory statement. I was a teenager attending a class with this title simply so I could prove the teacher wrong! Who did this guy think he was?! Teenagers know exactly what love is! Or at least we thought we did.
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.
Farnoosh Shahrokhshahi’s reaction to the passing grade his son, Aria, earned in math put them both on the Today Show. After seeing this father’s reaction (and the effect it had on his son), Allyson realized again how important it is to understand there are varying definitions of “success”, and to celebrate those successes like crazy.
Sometimes it’s hard to make motherhood FUN. So over the next few months, Power of Moms will devote some time to talk about we can bring a little more fun into motherhood.
It was hard to believe this morning as I was racing to the high school with my oldest daughter and giving her a “talking to” about getting in bed earlier so she wouldn’t miss her bus in the mornings that this time last week we were having the time of our lives together on a […]
Acceptance in motherhood is the foundation for everything else. As soon as we can accept that motherhood is hard–really hard–and that we’re not going to do everything perfectly all of the time, then we find more peace and prepare ourselves for progress as moms.