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Built to Last

Are you outlasting the challenges of motherhood? Or is your endurance in need of some work? As mothers, we need to remember that we are built for the long haul—to outlast the hard moments, days, weeks, and years we have before us. We are built to last.

How can you create space in the new year?

A Powerful Alternative to Setting Goals

I grew up thinking that the mandatory requirement of New Year’s Day was to create a long list of resolutions. So I did. And I still do. (Because it’s a habit…and because it’s fun.) But what I’ve come to learn over the past few years is that there’s an amazingly powerful process that helps me […]

big things are made out of litle things

Big Things are Made out of Little Things

I love my kids and I’m grateful that my dream of having a family had come true. But when I was younger, mothering didn’t come as naturally to me. Then, I read a quote by Mother Teresa that stuck with me and I realized that my purpose in life was under my nose.

When children's rooms are set up their way, they may not look Pinterest-worthy!

What’s Not That Important? Radio Show Episode 36

What have you realized isn’t as important as it seemed to be at first? We come into motherhood with ideals about how things are going to go – then we realize that some of those ideals just aren’t realistic or aren’t all that important. April and Saren discuss what they’ve “let go” of – and share some funny stories about what they used to be concerned about.

Got teenagers? You need this.

Growth Means Growing Pains for Child–and Parent

Because we expect “progress” to mean “improvement,” we sometimes forget that growth means “growing pains” both physically and emotionally for both parent and child. Just as my son’s joints ached as he grew four inches over a summer, so too do we hurt sometimes as we stretch to new heights in our lives together.


The $100 Allowance (Part 2)

Last year, Amy Makechnie’s 13-year-old daughter requested a lump sum allowance of $100. So, how did the experiment turn out? Read the follow up to Amy’s popular post.


Building Grit in our Kids

What’s the key to success? It’s not talent or good looks or social skills. It’s GRIT. Saren shares a story about how she’s working to build grit in her family.



Do you ever wish you had your own personal cheerleader as a mother? Someone to cheer you on when you seem to be losing the daily battle? Learning to pat yourself on the back when no one else does is a hard, and much needed task, for any mother. In her article, “WOW MOM” Power of Moms Author Elsje Denison shows how putting a little more “WOW” into our daily lives can help us progress in our goals of motherhood.