Do you act or react when your kids throw a fit in public? www.powerofmoms.com

Why Do I Care? Keeping Public Tantrums in Perspective

Our latest challenge with my youngest is her tantrums. Last Thursday, she threw herself flat on her back, arms flailing, and began screaming in the checkout line at the store. My face flushed as I listened to two older women behind me giving each other a play-by-play of Ally’s meltdown.

How do you equip your child to deal with mean kids? www.powerofmoms.com

When Kids Are Mean

It’s happened to all of us, but somehow it’s so much more painful when it happens to our kids! What do you do when your child comes home in tears because of mean kids? Here are some insights to help your child feel tough when the bullies get rough.

What puts you in PONDER mode? www.powerofmoms.com

Running to Realize

Running can be so arduous and even embarrassing if you’re lugging extra pounds around with you. So why did I run during those difficult months? I needed to. I needed that time to think, to wonder why, to be in my own head and try to make sense of my world.

Circumstances sometimes just take you off guard and leave you wondering how to respond. www.powerofmoms.com

Picture Story: Nothing Left to Do but Love

Our bumpy morning was a simple reminder to me that when my kids are having a tough moment and I find myself guessing what I should do next, it never hurts to take a step back, regroup, reach into my heart, and dish out some extra unconditional love.

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What do you focus on?

What do you see in this photo? The beautiful flowers in the sun? Or the messy papers and dirty windows? As we look at our lives as mothers, we can CHOOSE which parts to focus on. And happiness comes from focusing on the beauty we can always find.

Are you competing with Oscar the Grouch? Find the cure at www.powerofmoms.com

To Grouchy Moms Everywhere (I’m one of them!)

For several years now I’ve been trying to live under the guise that I’m one of those fantastic moms whose entire life is made up of silver linings.  I’ve tried to convince myself that I am the epitome of optimism, and when I read all those articles describing how much happier optimistic people are, I […]

Sometimes you just gotta laugh. www.powerofmoms.com

How To Survive Potty Training for Two Years

If you’ve ever potty trained then you know it’s not for the faint of heart. Read one mother’s honest account of survival. Warning: This article contains equal amounts of humor and nitty gritty details.