The Rent Collector reminds us that hope and redemption can be found in unlikely places, and that happiness comes not from our possessions but from our connections to the people we love.
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!
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.
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.
I’ve realized that sometimes I say no without even thinking I could say yes. So the past few months, I’ve been trying say yes more – even though Children + Yes = More Mess.
Although watching people fight seems to be a national past time (on TV, in political debates, and all over the tabloids), I don’t know a single person who enjoys the fighting at home. Sometimes it feels like there’s no hope in sight. (But there is . . . keep reading.)
I realized that while I had been motivated to change and grow, the methods I had tried were simply too big and not focused on making small changes.
We’ve all been there—begging our little one to try just one bite! Sometimes our kids come a little more “picky” than we’d like. We went to our Power of Moms community to find out what “spoonful of sugar” you use to get those nutrients to go down.
I’ve realized that Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be about me sleeping in and being served breakfast in bed. Mother’s Day can be nothing more than me thinking about each of my children, how much I love them, and what a gift it is to be their mother.
We believe that children are just an extension of their parents. If our children accomplish something amazing, it’s our accomplishment. If they fail miserably, it’s our failure. But our children are not a reflection of us; they are made in the image of God.
You don’t have to wait for your kids to behave better or for your house to be cleaner in order to get off of the roller coaster. You don’t need anything outside of you to change. All you need is to pay attention to what is happening in your mind.
Children of all ages often feel that they don’t have all the freedom they want and this can be manifest in tantrums and power struggles and teenage rebellion. How do we decide what choices our children should have? How do we help them recognize the freedom they already have? How do we help them learn […]