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.
Posts in the "Balance" category:
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.
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.
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.
How can we restore family harmony in the face of discord? Melissa Carter shares what one experience taught her about family relationships, daily tasks, and mothering instincts.
In this podcast, Rachel Nielson shares concrete strategies for breaking the cycle of unhealthy stress, negative self-talk, and resulting bad habits in your life.
I’m all for moms having the opportunity to excel in areas outside the home, but this experience taught me that I am valued the most by the ones who call me Mom.
How do we get things done and take care of ourselves when the unpredictable and important needs of our children, spouses, and friends keep cropping up?
During the summer I sometimes feel guilty when I ignore my children to do housework. Other times I feel frustrated because I give them attention but neglect essential tasks. I realized something needed to change, so I instituted a tradition that has since been the highlight of summer.
Why are we so busy? What good does it do? We used to rush from school and work and soccer practice to piano practice to the drive-through again for dinner to homework to collapse into bed and do the same thing the next day. I decided something had to change.
Why didn’t life go my way? Our accountant made an error and we owed $10,000 in taxes due that day! I wish I could tell you what happened inside my head that day and all I can say is I think I finally landed gratitude.
We’re all about looking our children in the eye, validating their feelings, and helping them feel important and heard. While I agree that it’s absolutely vital to acknowledge and validate a child’s feelings, I actually think there are times when the best thing you can do for them is to simply ignore them.