This time of year is hard for me. It’s cold, dark, and the days seem to drag on forever. I’m not the only one who struggles at this time of year, so I wanted share some ideas to help out my fellow summer-loving friends.
Posts in the "Family Activities and Traditions" category:
A Valentine’s Day Lesson I Learned from My Dad
There are so many ways to celebrate the loves in our lives on and around February 14. We get to create that love and those traditions in our families. So whether it’s with candlelit dinners, “heart attacks,” special breakfasts, or trinkets from the dollar store, look for ways to love.
Taking Back Childhood – An Argument for Shutting Down the Screen
Limiting screen time can be a difficult challenge in our technology-centered world. It can require preparation and creativity to encourage play rather than turning on a screen. However, it is worth the effort to give our children a simpler childhood full of books, nature, imagination, and play.
Power of Moms Pick: A Valentine Banner Made from Christmas Cards
Wait! Don’t throw out your Christmas cards. Check out this great, step-by-step post for making a super simple craft to turn those Christmas cards into a sweet Valentine’s Day banner. Then you can decorate your home for Valentine’s Day with photos of dear family and friends.
I’d always believed that Advent was about preparing for what lies ahead, pausing in winter darkness to welcome the light. But when we started to journey through the dark years of infertility, waiting took on a weightier meaning…[and] when I discovered the surprise, the total shock of new life fluttering deep within me, I caught a different glimmer of Advent’s waiting.
The Holidays: Stop, Simplify, Enjoy
As a mom, you have the opportunity to see the sparkle in your children’s eyes, so be deliberate in what you want to accomplish this season. Don’t be so overwhelmed and overscheduled that you miss it.
Power of Moms Holiday Book List
We gathered responses from our Power of Moms community to see what their favorite holiday books are, and we’ve compiled a fabulous list here that we’re excited to share with you.
5 Tips for Extroverts Raising Introverts (video included!)
What does it look like when an extroverted mother tries to raise an introverted child? For me, not so pretty at first. I’m still learning and adjusting my own behavior, but I’d like to share with you five tips that I think every extroverted mother should know when raising an introverted child.
Family Time: Just Show Up
I am not exaggerating when I say that we cannot do without this designated Family Time now. It is sacred and precious, and requires nothing but showing up. I had no idea anything about parenting could be this easy.
Transforming Christmas: How to Give Experiences
I wanted to relieve the holiday pressure while also creating meaningful memories for our kids. I’d heard of people doing experiences for Christmas but worried that our children would feel let down with fewer presents to open. We decided to try nonetheless and called them Family Fun Days.
Six Ideas for Deliberate Gift-Giving
If you’d like to do MORE with LESS this year, you’ll appreciate these simple suggestions from our Power of Moms Community.
Our Holiday Planning Workshop is Happening Now!
Come join us in our free workshop, co-sponsored with LearnDoBecome, to help you get ready for the holidays without the stress!
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