Kristen Olsen is new to motherhood, but she’s already got one thing down: she’s learned not to compare her lowlights with other mothers’ highlights.
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Tiffany Sowby, who helps coordinate our retreats, shares how she has learned to appreciate the little things and cherish her time with her children.
Motivated by her own high-risk pregnancy, Lisa Barlow started a project that gives “Bags of Hope” to moms on hospitalized bed rest. Here, she shares her wisdom and perspective on what it means to find joy as a mother.
Identical twin boys fit perfectly into Cyndi Taylor’s life. But at a routine 33-week ultrasound, she learned that one of the boy’s hearts had stopped beating. Here, Cyndi shares how she progressed through heartache to become more compassionate, patient, and stronger.
Author Joni Hilton is beloved for her creative mothering. She’s also learned the importance of cherishing her children. Instead of worrying about our children, she believes mothers should should simply love them, laugh with them, pray with them, and soak up this precious sliver of time when we are their whole world, and they are ours.
Anna Jenkins is a huge asset to The Power of Moms team! Here, she shares the wisdom she’s gained in her 20+ years of mothering.
Before children, if Plan A didn’t work, well, I just tried harder to make it work! Now I’ve realized that there is wisdom in Plan B’s, C’s and D’s.
This past year things have been really hard and for too long I felt isolated and alone in my struggles. The relief that has come from the realization that I’m not alone has been a great blessing. We all have our struggles and all we need to do is reach out.
Since I was little I had it all planned out: five children will be perfect! However, I was very surprised when at 27, when my youngest boy was 1 year old, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I am still unsure if I am able to have more children.
When someone tells me that they are glad I got to experience having my “own” child, I don’t get it. All of my kids are my own, and the experience of adoption is as beautiful and rewarding as is the act of carrying a child and giving birth.
Without laughter, life can get too heavy. Get down and smile at your children: just one smile and one joke is infectious. Laughter, I’m convinced, could end wars.
I try to put things into perspective. I see now how quickly time passes and how these stages don’t last forever. Children change and grow and challenges come and go. I try to remind myself of this during difficult times.