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Small Tradition, Big Joy: Unique Story Ornaments

A Ryder moving van, a Wheel of Fortune, a torched Hot Wheels car: what decorates your Christmas tree? It’s the treasured little things that bring us together for the holidays, and author Kim Hall shares how they have made “Story Ornaments” a beloved family tradition.


Book Summary: Simplicity Parenting

Author Kim John Payne asks if we are building our families on “the four pillars of ‘too much’: too much stuff, too many choices, too much information, and too fast.” Then he discusses four layers of simplification: 1) environment; 2) rhythm; 3) schedules; and 4) filtering out the adult world.


Book Summary: Bullied

We live in a society where bullying has become one of the top concerns of parents and educators. Katherine Mayfield’s book “Bullied” isn’t just a book to talk about the face of bullying, but also a user manual for kids and adults that are placed in that situation.

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White Ribbon Against Pornography: A Resource Guide

Yesterday was the first day of the national WRAP–White Ribbon Against Pornography–week. Join Power of Moms and make it a goal to do something—big or small—about the plague of pornography. This resource guide, put together by our own Melody Harrison Bergman, is a great place to get started.

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Back to School and Back to Basics

It’s back to school, and back to that crazy schedule. Power of Moms’ author Tasha Bradshaw shares great tips on how she keeps her sanity and finds balance and fulfillment by grounding herself to the basics.

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Getting Smart About Your Kid’s Smartphone

Believe me, I wish I didn’t have to deal with the issue. But rather than wallow and whine about all the reasons it’s so hard to raise kids in the 2010’s, I prefer to take charge and make the best of it. And for me, that means getting smart about my children’s smartphones.


Miley’s “Movement”

Recently, many have been “exposed” to a side of Miley Cyrus that we’d rather not to have seen. How can we teach our daughters about what we feel is good and right while encouraging them to be themselves? How can we teach standards and values that the media seems intent upon trampling?