Do you ever feel empty, unsatisfied, or like something is missing? Do you feel guilty because you have a good life, but you are always looking for more? Are you under the impression that being a mom should fill and complete you . . . but it doesn’t? That’s okay! You’re in good company. After […]
I’ve always loved this story about the new bride and the pot roast: “There once was a young bride who decided to make her husband a pot roast for dinner. After trimming the meat, she cut the end off the roast and put it in the pan. As her husband watched her prepare dinner, […]
Editor’s Note: The Power of Moms is a website for mothers of all religions (and for mothers who are not necessarily religious). Each Sunday, we post a spiritual essay, and we would love to gather a wide variety of perspectives and ideas. Our goal is to be respectful of all beliefs while simultaneously offering opportunities […]
This is for my own “perfect” mom. Happy Mother’s Day! Over the years I have talked to more than one mom who does not like Mother’s Day. Why? Usually it has something to do with feeling she doesn’t match up to the accolades; that she somehow falls short. Maybe her kids are struggling a bit […]
Rarely does a story stick with me for 10 years, but this one (told to me by my friend Pam) has: One day, a boy walked into a room where an older man wearing head phones was dancing like crazy. It was almost embarrassing to watch as he waved his arms, bounced his knees, and […]
Have you ever been to a playground? Of course you have, you’re a mom. You know your children will have a fun time but you also know a few tears might be shed.
Does it happen at your house too? Kids are playing nicely together and before you know it, someone’s Lego creation collapses, or someone’s sandcastle gets knocked down or a ball goes out of bounds and over a fence. Do you hear the same things I hear? “It’s your fault that happened.” “________ did it on […]
I became a mother to each of my four children on purpose. Most of the time, I don’t want to imagine where I would be had I chosen another life. But, on some of the more challenging days, I remind myself this was my career choice, in spite of myself.
What’s your favorite color? What’s your favorite flower? What’s your favorite holiday? It all sounds like a note you would send to your best friend in elementary school doesn’t it? These were all questions that I was just dying to know the answers to. The only way I could get those answers though was to make “the call”.
I’ve seen Anna Quindlen quoted in several books and articles I’ve read on motherhood, so I decided to go straight to the source. “Loud and Clear” is a collection of columns the author wrote for Newsweek and it covers a myriad of topics ranging from parenting to politics. While I didn’t…
When our kids are young, is motherhood supposed to be our sole pursuit? Is it OK to have other things we’re also spending significant time on? I recently read this article in which Tiffany Gee Lewis talked about how she struggled while trying to focus entirely on raising her children and how she finally arrived at […]
Today’s post is based on Mind Organization for Moms, a GTD®-based system developed by April Perry at Power of Moms. The fact is that there are more things to do in life than time to do them, and whenever I’m feeling overwhelmed, it’s generally because I’m trying to put too much on my plate. I understand […]