Stop And Smell Your Children

Book Summary: Stop and Smell Your Children

If you are in the early years of motherhood with little ones at home, this book is for you. The book feels like a conversation with a friend, one who invites you to reflect and examine how you can “stop and smell” your children more.

Post Partum Depression is real. This is a great resource for help. www.powerofmoms.com

10 Things I Wish I’d Known About Postpartum Depression

My battle with Postpartum Depression was so hard and all-consuming that it shook my belief in myself as a mother. I hope that if you are a new mother with PPD, you will reach out for medical help without worrying about stigma or social pressure after reading about my experience.

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3 Tools for Moms of Little Kids – Episode 99

In this episode, Saren (mother of five children ages 10-15) talks with Janelle (mother of 5 children ages 1-7) share three concrete (and totally do-able!) coping strategies for dealing with the hard stuff that comes with having small children who are close in age.

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Hats Off To You, Young Mothers

Caring for very young children day in and day out is, quite simply, one of the most heroic things that happens on a daily, widespread basis. In truth, it makes me want to call out from the housetops, “Hats off to you, young mothers!”

Somebody has to carry them to term, feed them, rock them, sing them to sleep and get them to the fun part of their lives.

A Few Good Moms

My kids don’t think I’m fun. But somebody has to do the tough stuff that makes the fun stuff possible! I’ve created a modified version of Jack Nickolson’s infamous speech from “A Few Good Men” to help explain my predicament.

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Are You Feeding Your Child?

My experiences caring for foster children and adopting our two boys has changed my thoughts and feelings on the question of feeding infants.

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Spiritual Sundays: Climbing Mother

Motherhood reveals a person inside you didn’t know was there. One that scares you some days. But mostly, one that is stronger, steadier, more compassionate. One that knows sacrifice. One that knows real needs. One that knows a love impossible to describe.

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Roots and Wings

My son’s first day of school was awful. It made me miss the days when as long as he knew Mom loved him and thought he was special, that was all that mattered.

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These Glory Days

My days were a blur of breastfeeding, dressing, bathing, feeding, dirty diapers, laundry, and little messes. I had never been busier in my entire life, and yet I had never felt more unproductive. Where were my glory days?