Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed and going through obligatory motions for the sake of keeping tradition? Would you like to free yourself from this trap or prevent yourself from falling in all together? If so, I suggest the following three solutions: simplify, delegate, and establish boundaries.
It may seem like every moment of our days are filled with mom-duties, but the truth is that there are little pockets of time (or more, depending on your season of mothering) that you can claim all for yourself. And then when you do have a few minutes for you, what do you deliberately do with them? Here are three moms’ ideas for how to wisely use that mom-time.
Often what is depicted on social media and blogs are solely the thrilling adventures of living abroad. But what about the initial adaptation period? What about the culture shock, homesickness, and loneliness? If you are an expatriate mother, I want you to know you are not alone.
It’s never too early to start teaching my kids that the generations in our family are linked, even if it’s mostly through choppy video calls. Here are four ways that I do it.
We have a lot of great authors here at The Power of Moms, and three of them came through this week with a fantastic smorgasbord of ideas to help moms and families with their school year routines.
Need a boost to help start the school year off with an organizational “bang?” Amy Fonseca’s offers helpful tips that will bring order and perspective to any home. This article is a “must read” for all moms as children head out the door back to school!
Here’s a challenge-inspired by Saren Loosli’s video on after-school routines. Everyday after school, Saren asks her five children two important questions: “What did you learn today?” and “What did you to do help someone?” I know the importance of making a difference through simple, random acts of kindness. So often when we think of making […]
What I seem to learn over and over again is that if I make time for what is truly important, everything else works out in the end.
The media may love a good fight… but moms do NOT! Is it even possible to keep our kids from fighting? Maybe not 100% of the time, but there are lots of ways to drastically reduce the fighting in our homes. Here are three moms’ ideas for calling a cease-fire on the fights.
Make an effort to reach out to another mother in your school or neighborhood tomorrow. Try to be a little more neighborly. Open yourself up to the idea of making a new friend. Build strong social and emotional supports among mothers within our living, breathing communities. Because mothers with caring and connected friendships make better moms in general for our children.
Attentive listening is arguably the supreme gift we can give children of any age, but especially our teenagers. And the big bonus is that it doesn’t cost a cent.
Before my due date, I lost count of how many times people told me about sleep deprivation. Looking back, I think this is because it’s their overriding memory of life with a newborn. It’s their way of saying, “‘Welcome to the club; it’s one hell of a ride.”