In a recent survey of our community, we found that entitlement and a lack of gratitude was a big concern. How can we help our children really acknowledge the good in their lives? How can we help them avoid the “compare snare” that convinces them that every other kid has better stuff and less responsiblities […]
My arms lift and love through every grand gesture and mundane task of motherhood, of which there are many. And it’s not just my arms that have acquired strength. It’s all of me.
Are you ready for all hands on deck so you aren’t cleaning your house all alone? April and Saren share some of their best tips to get the whole family cleaning in this special Power of Moms Radio and Power of Families episode.
Like so many other parents, I am intimidated by the idea of explaining and talking about pornography with my kids. Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr provided a springboard for this discussion and opened a road of communication about a very real problem.
Many of us are fighting a lonely battle as mothers of depressed teens. You may also feel angry, confused and uncertain about what depression now means for your family. But with the right treatment and support, you can help your teen through depression.
Check out these simple and meaningful ideas to help your family really feel the joy of gratitude this month.
Children need calmness. It gives them a kind of security. Peace and the control of temper is a powerful and important value that is largely a product of love and of the atmosphere created in a home!
A lot of people would say differently, but surely Thomas Paine was actually talking about moments of mothering mayhem when he penned the words, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” Right? I’m sure of it.
Do you ever make long, complicated lists and expect yourself to accomplish EVERYTHING? I learned (the hard way) that it’s much better to learn the art of renegotiation.
Telling our stories helps us to diffuse the past as we process and release our emotions about our experiences. Then, when we find ourselves in a stressful situation with our children, we can bring ourselves back to emotional equilibrium and think clearly about how to respond.
I miss the way nursing a baby pushes the pause button on my day. Whatever I needed to do in that moment–freezes. Now I have to remind myself to take those pauses…because I have found time and time again that these moments are where the magic of motherhood lies, waiting.
In this week’s show, April and positive parenting expert Amy McCready talk about how we can get our kids to listen without yelling, nagging or reminding. Doesn’t that sound heavenly?