I will forever be grateful to my wise friend, Laney, who, in one life-changing conversation, helped me to start challenging “mom-guilt.”
Posts in the "Balance" category:
Quiet Time WORKS! with Desiree Ward and April Perry – Episode 174
In this podcast Desiree Ward talks about how she has implemented daily quiet time with her children. April and Desi share their top tips for making quiet time a success for you and your children! For more ideas on creating a special quiet time at your house check out April’s original post, Mommy’s Quiet Time […]
What if I Don’t Like Playing with My Kids?
I was recently with a group of my trusted friends when I sheepishly admitted that I don’t like playing with my kids. Fortunately, they had lots of good ideas of ways to make play more natural and enjoyable for me as a mother.
Hold the Pose: What Yoga Taught Me about Motherhood
I liked the idea of wrestling with a yoga pose. I liked not doing a half-way job for 60 seconds and then moving on.. I wanted, desperately, to peel back the pose to its core. Lately I’ve been wondering: what if this philosophy could be applied to motherhood?
Bringing Home Baby
When I asked my five-year-old how we could improve the transition of our new baby into our family, I was surprised by his thoughtful response.
A Super-Specific Prescription for the Overwhelm – Eric and April Perry – Episode 138
Do you ever feel overwhelmed when facing tasks and problems that normally wouldn’t bother you? (Maybe you experience hormonal swings throughout the month?) If so, you’re not alone, and April and Eric Perry have a really specific “prescription” that works in their family.
How My Son’s Routine Chart Helps Me Be a Better Mom
I love my son’s morning routine chart because it holds me accountable for the things that are important to me as a mother—the things that would probably get lost in the midst of the urgent “to-dos” and daily craziness of motherhood, if they weren’t included in our simple chart.
Organizing a Beautiful Life that Fits on One Plate – Episode 127 [Audio Post]
The fact is that there are more things to do in life than time to do them. If we’re feeling overwhelmed, it could be because we’re trying to fit WAY too much on our plate. The strategies outlined in this audio post can help fix that!
Power of Moms Pick: This School Year, I’m Cutting Myself Some Slack
Are you feeling excited but also overwhelmed by the new school year? In a recent article entitled “This School Year, I’m Cutting Myself Some Slack,” author Victoria Fedden offers some wisdom to mothers for avoiding getting “manic” in our goal-setting at this time of year.
Eating My Words
Have you ever judged another mother for doing something, only to find yourself doing the exact same thing later? If you need a good laugh, check out this lighthearted post from Brooke Romney about how she learned not to judge.
Permission to Breathe
If you’ve ever wished you could do MORE for your children (even though you’re doing the best you can), here’s a fresh perspective.
Why I Go to Bed with Dirty Dishes in the Sink – Episode 109 [Audio Post]
Ever feel like you simply need a break? Do you feel guilty if you sit down to rest at night…especially if there are still dishes in the sink? This wise post by Pricilla Dickinson has really resonated with our Power of Moms community, and April and Saren are excited to talk about it…and share some of their own stories.
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