There’s a common misconception that housework is terrible, mundane drudgery that needs to be accomplished as quickly as possible (or avoided at all costs) so we can move on to the “more important” things in life. I don’t love scrubbing bathtubs or mopping floors, necessarily, but here are a few experiences from my life that have helped me to see the meaning, joy, and purpose in the work required to sustain a family.
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The fact of the matter is, you won’t get it all done. You will triage every evening. Some evenings you will choose dishes and laundry. Others you will choose your children. You will find how to make it work. Just remember to be kind to yourself–that you are good enough!
What do you do when you and your spouse disagree on how to handle discipline in your home?
Ah, September! It’s one of my favorite months of the year. Not only does September mark the coming of autumn, but it also means back to school. And back to school means back to schedules and routines–a welcome relief to mothers after the crazy, lazy days of summer. At The Power of Moms, we think […]
The magic of childhood. How do you make it last, respect it, and hold on to it? By observing, engaging, and nurturing our children’s imaginations, not only can we preserve the magic, we can participate in it.
Are you ready to get back into school routines? Check out the charts and morning, after-school and evening routines Saren’s family came up with.
As we head into a new school year, many of us are trying to decide which extracurricular activities we should sign our children up for. It can be such a challenge to figure out which activities are right for our children! You can visit this website with your children to see is they would like […]
It’s back to school, and back to that crazy schedule. Power of Moms’ author Tasha Bradshaw shares great tips on how she keeps her sanity and finds balance and fulfillment by grounding herself to the basics.
Ever wonder how to fill your time at home with young children? This article shares six great book recommendations for spending your time in meaningful ways—both with the children and by yourself.
Although watching people fight seems to be a national past time (on TV, in political debates, and all over the tabloids), I don’t know a single person who enjoys the fighting at home. Sometimes it feels like there’s no hope in sight. (But there is . . . keep reading.)
This book is certainly not a book about motherhood, but the implications for us as women and mothers is obvious.
Whatever your family size, age, and personality, we can help make this summer your family’s best yet!