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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Motherhood is often punctuated by challenges, sometimes small and mundane and sometimes lasting and heart-wrenching. How can we get through them? The Stockdale Paradox, a mix of optimism and discipline, could be part of your solution.
How do we be calm in our hearts when our kids are crying and our minds are cluttered with worries about everything from finances to what to make for dinner to how a certain child is behaving? Saren shares important tips and includes a recent TV clip.
While mini-catastrophes mean nothing in comparison to the larger problems of the world, these types of experiences happen day in and day out in family life. And if we aren’t careful, they can wear us down and cause us to look at our otherwise wonderful lives through an irritated and gloomy lens.
How do you deal with stressful situations in a healthy way? Rachel Nielson has a simple, effective way to handle frustration without resorting to negativity.
I used to have more mom-related demands in some areas (diaper changing, mess-clean-up, bathing and feeding kids) and a lot less in others (driving to activities, helping with homework, dealing with moods, emotions, and friend drama). As my mom always says, life doesn’t get easier – it just gets different.
There was a time, long ago, when I was perfect. And then . . . I had children.
Communication is more than just the act of listening. See what this mother learned about real communication and how it has helped her parent more effectively.
In this episode, April and Saren share memories and helpful strategies to help you get through that late afternoon “witching hour” and/or transform it into a positive part of your day.
In this podcast April Perry with Mary Jenkins discuss how The Power of Moms has helped create more structure in her family. She also talks about her favorite resources for children with autism, and provides encouragement for other mothers as well.
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.
Are there days when you just want to tell your kids to dust off the boo-boo themselves, even though you see a pinprick of blood on their knee and a puddle of tears behind their eyes? Author Amy Fonseca gives advice on how to overcome “compassion fatigue” as mothers.