I could have thrown down the camera that Sunday afternoon and walked away…I could have been disappointed I didn’t have any “picture-perfect” photos. But instead, what do I have? I have a wonderful, accurate portrayal of my life that I will treasure for years. I’m learning it isn’t about getting what you want, it is about wanting what you have.
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If you’d like to do MORE with LESS this year, you’ll appreciate these simple suggestions from our Power of Moms Community.
“You get what you get, and you don’t throw a fit.” Have you ever said this to your child? Have you ever said it to yourself? Author Tomie Day Bankhead explains how this simple, childhood lesson can help us accept the disappointments of life and become more optimistic, positive mothers.
“If I had four more arms and one more brain, I might be able to help you.” This phrase is uttered a lot around my house lately. With five children demanding my attention and help throughout the day, the playing field is very lopsided. I often feel like there is just not enough of me […]
Do you have a child who sometimes feels anxious or afraid? Join April and Sarah Boyd as they discuss practical tools we can use to help our children learn to be brave—even when they feel scared.
Ever feel like you’re spending the “best years” of your life living in chaos? Here’s a humorous experience to which you can DEFINITELY relate–as well as some food for thought on your worth as a mother.
In this week’s episode, Saren interviews our good friend Amy McCready about her book, The Me, Me, Me Epidemic. Amy shares three powerful tools from the “Un-Entitler Toolbox” included in her book and offers perspective on the underlying causes and solutions for entitlement. Show Notes The Me, Me, Me […]
In this encore episode, Saren and her friend Janelle discuss what they believe is most important for preschool-aged children and share what the Joy School program can offer to kids – and moms! While this episode focuses on the benefits of the internationally-acclaimed Joy School co-op preschool option, the principles that Saren and Janelle discuss […]
Approximately one in three children in the United States are overweight. So what does a deliberate mother DO if her child struggling? Join April Perry and NYT Bestselling author Jonathan Bailor in this powerful episode you won’t want to miss.
Should you take that assignment to school that your child left at home? Should you pick them up from school whey they say they feel sick when their sickness seems highly dubious? It’s such a challenge to figure out when we’re crossing the line from showing compassion for our children to coddling and enabling them!
I’m one of those people who is susceptible to every form of Mother’s Guilt. But when I read about a study addressing the negative effects of parents yelling at their teenagers, I decided ENOUGH. I’m resolving to reject this latest guilt trip.
With the new school year looming, I found myself mourning the long hours my older daughters would spend away from home. I knew I wanted to set aside time in order to have meaningful interaction with my children, but what? Soon, with a little help, the idea of “Special Time” was born: a simple 15 minutes a day, one daughter at a time.