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 […]
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 […]
Every other week or so, my four-year-old, Luke, latches on to a new movie or show and it becomes his entire world. He always has a favorite character and suddenly I find myself calling him “Chick Hicks”, “Cranky the Crane”, or “Randall” before he will respond to me. As luck would also have it, […]
Some memories are more vivid than others. I have one that comes to my mind frequently since it happened almost ten years ago. At the time I didn’t understand how important the moment was, but now I can see why I’ve remembered it throughout the years–it taught me a great lesson that I needed to […]
Editor’s Note: The Power of Moms is a website for mothers of all religious preferences. Our Spiritual Sundays section is a place where our authors can write about thoughts that are more spiritual in nature, and our goal is to gather a wide variety of perspectives. If you (or someone you know) has something to […]
One day my mom was in a fast food drive-through, and she saw a sign that read, “Compliments served upon request.” She thought, “Well, how lovely is that? I would certainly like a compliment. How nice of them!” However, as she got a little closer, she realized the sign actually said, “Condiments served upon request.” She […]