Sometimes the example of my personal character is a little closer to Darth Vader that I’d like to admit. I am learning that progress is not perfection. There is no completely “perfect mom” or wholly bad “Darth Mom.” There is just me–the woman, the mom.
Who Moved My Cheese?
When our school schedule changed, I could have looked ahead and thought about how it would affect our family. But it seemed I was determined to keep trying the same old thing, like a mouse returning to his old cheese, when my reality had shifted.
The Screen Time Dialogue
Are you ever baffled by your child’s obsession with screens, phones, or video games? Dawn Wessman models a child-lead discussion that eliminated battles, improved her son’s mood, increased learning and activity level, as well as deepened their relationship.
Book Summary: Stress-Free Discipline
Are you struggling with your child’s behavior? The principles in this book may help you discover what needs your child is trying to communicate and how you can coach them to better behavior.
Book Summary: Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys
I love that this book gave me a greater sense of hope for myself and a deeper respect for my son. Often what I’m reaching for in a parenting book is a greater handle on myself and concrete principles to help me nurture my children. This book provides both.
You’re Not Mean, You’re Stressed
I was attending my first Power of Moms Retreat! Would I find answers to the question:Why am I a mean mom and what can I do to stop? The idea hit my mind. The idea was this: I’m not mean. I’m stressed! This discovery has helped changed my life.
To Have Sight and No Vision
Having sight but no vision, or living in a world of negativity, cripples the progress of the human soul. And mothering is all about souls. Below is wisdom, inspired by Helen Keller, debunking common myths that hold mothers back from embracing the power of optimism.
Ninja Mom: My Six Favorite Resources at Power of Moms
Consider the similar skills necessary to be a mother and to be a ninja: focus, balance, strength, patience, flexibility, self-control…comfortable clothing. The Power of Moms provides me with some of the most useful resources to gain the skills I need to negotiate the martial art of mothering.
If You Know Why, You Can Deal With How
Recently, I heard my baby make a muffled cry in his crib. I immediately felt the flood of angry emotion amp up my mind, mouth and muscles. I knew that my two-year-old, Mikey, had crawled into the crib with the baby and covered his face. When I walked in not only was Mikey in the baby’s crib, he was having a bounce-house moment as well.
Finding Your Own Pose
It’s an interesting vantage point, in yoga class, as we all stand on one foot, in a room full of other people standing on one foot. We are all beautiful but, in attempting our own “Mother Pose” we often stand alone. Dawn shares how to find your own unique pose.
The Birthday Party Crucible
Let’s hypothetically say there’s a mom out there who struggles with patience. She decides to take on a stressful situation to develop MORE patience. Here is the experiment: a tea party themed birthday bash for a group of six-year-olds. And here are the results.
Romance On Purpose
Nine years and four pregnancies after our wedding, I was wondering if red hot romance was something reserved for vampire movies, people who have dated less than a month, or cologne ads. I found out the truth about a year ago. Romance is not an accident.