By the proverbial standards of the world, it’s easy to classify the majority of mothers, by virtue of what we do, day in and day out, as ordinary. But make sure you don’t forget to use the word ‘fabulous’ in front of that description.
Posts in the "Meaning of Motherhood" category:
My son’s first day of school was awful. It made me miss the days when as long as he knew Mom loved him and thought he was special, that was all that mattered.
Whether you’re enjoying the beautiful moments of the holidays or wading deep in the “hard,” we invite you to let the power and hope of this season reach all the way to your heart–and help you to see how much your influence matters.
Hedge fund billionaire Paul Tudor Jones was recently put in the doghouse for his comments on why there are so few women managing hedge funds. Allyson Reynolds agrees with Jones–check out her essay to find out why.
Sometimes it feels like the mayhem of motherhood will never end . . . but if we take a second to think about it, we’ll realize that we’re surrounded by opportunities to savor “the last time.”
So while there are 1000’s of hours of Power of Moms work that needs to be done and countless other timely projects that are important to me and to others, I’m protecting my precious time with my precious kids and training my brain to focus on the here and now.
Flipping through the newspaper a few months back, I found some really thought-provoking stuff on motherhood in a syndicated Reuter’s column by Sue Pleming called “Perspective: A Move to Put Motherhood in its Proper, Postive Place.” I was so interested in the article that I took it to my book group to share it […]
I recognize that when a mother comes to a website like this, she immediately asks herself, “Who is running this website? Do we have anything in common? Can I trust her?” So I’m taking this opportunity to introduce myself a little bit, to share my story, and hopefully inspire others to join me in this […]
We recently lost our goldfish, Dorothy. Yes, I know that goldfish aren’t meant to last long, but this wasn’t just an ordinary fish. About two weeks after I miscarried our fourth child, our family was in a bit of a slump. My youngest children constantly begged for a dog (since they couldn’t have a brother), […]
Last summer I went to a high school reunion. Everyone was comparing accomplishments and talking about their fancy occupations as they held their glass of wine and felt very successful and grown-up. When I confidently expressed to my long lost comrades that I was a full-time mother of two, they tried to sound excited for […]
“Mommy, why do we have to eat healthy food?” my wide-eyed eight year old asks. “Mom, why do we have to have lights out at 8 o’clock?” my curious ten year old sighs. “Mooooooommmmm,” bellows my six year old son, “why do I have to stop playing Star Wars and practice my reading?” Grouch, grouch, grouch, […]
So there I was—8 months pregnant, home making dinner, and my 5 year old daughter asks me, “Mom, do you ever wish you were a daddy so you wouldn’t have to make us dinner?” I must have looked pretty tired, so to that question I immediately tried to perk up, and I responded, “No way, […]