This article was originally published on March 28, 2011. Tonight my three-year-old and I had a little stand-off. He wanted to wear his brother’s roller skates (instead of his own), and he thought that kicking, screaming, hitting, and biting would do the trick. Dinner was on the stove, my husband was delayed getting home from […]
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How can couples learn to consistently lend practical and emotional support to one another? Ramona Zabriskie, founder of Wife for Life University, shares examples of couples in history and how they managed to weave their dreams together and create successful marriages.
April shares a fun interview with Colin Boyd on a two-step process we can use to acknowledge our children. April and Saren then carry on the conversation with more ideas on how we can acknowledge more and criticize less.
In this humorous and inspiring essay, author Amy Makechnie shares her experience of giving her thirteen-year-old daughter a lump sum allowance for the year and watching life lessons unfold.
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.
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.
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.
Motherhood isn’t about being, it’s about becoming. At each stage of motherhood, we are beginners. We don’t just become mothers when we give birth; we become mothers as we trudge through all the trial and error, the self-doubt, the worry, the overwhelmingly hard days, and the joy, too.
Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them. –Richard L. Evans (Click for printable version.)
Pastor Norman taught me that big things are possible–anything is possible–with hope, faith, and the gathering together of good people.
When we bump into people who are in need, I don’t know about you, but often the knee-jerk emotion I can feel is GUILT. But man, have we ever got that wrong.
In today’s podcast, Crystal Paine will tell you about an opportunity that we, as a Power of Moms’ community, have to help strengthen families and children in South Africa!