Can you think of ways to make housework more fun? www.powerofmoms.com

Who Wants to Live on Stinky Shoe Lane?

Pleasant names can make just about anything more pleasant. These are my suggestions for giving more uplifting descriptions to the responsibilities associated with raising children.

Can't see the forest for the trees? Tips for rocking that parenting thing. www.powerofmoms.com

Power of Moms Pick: 7 Ways to Rock Survival-Mode Parenting

Do you ever find yourself in the midst of a survial-mode week or month of parenting? Have you developed any concrete strategies for getting through those crazy times? Blogger Jamie Walton has been there, and she compiled seven of her best tips for “rocking” survival-mode parenting.

Any way you roll the dice, systems help. www.powerofmoms.com

Three Systems to Encourage Accountability

Do you ever feel like you’re just spinning your wheels and never getting anything done? Read one mom’s account of how she gets things done while also teaching her children responsibility.

What is your mothering storyline? www.powerofmoms.com

Choose Your Own Adventure

Motherhood could be the greatest adventure of all! But who really decides what your adventure will be? How will your story end? What is your mothering storyline? Author Mary Jenkins shares how she discovered her story is different from every other mother’s.

Let it go, let it go. www.powerofmoms.com

I Want Bad Things to Happen to My Kids

Failure, owies, even heartbreak; why should we wish these on our children? Author Sadie McCurry takes a look at the lessons learned by our children when they experience “bad” things. Why, they may even learn resilience!

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Housework Builds Relationships: Episode 9

The word “housework” is often corrected to “drudgery,” “whining,” and “necessary evil.” But housework can actually be a fun and meaningful relationship-building activity. Saren and April share practical and simple ideas for how we can get our children effectively and positively involved in keeping up our homes.

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Great Charts for Little Kids

The Degn family shares simple charts that are perfect for helping little kids finish their daily chores, earn toys they want, and understand the family’s weekly schedule.

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5 Tips For Keeping Tweens and Teens Busy During the Summer (With Video!)

Keeping tweens and teens busy during the summer can be challenging–they need more than just one pool day after another. Allyson Reynolds knows a big part of summer fun for teens and tweens can actually be found in challenging, meaningful experiences, and she has five great ways to keep tweens and teens happy and productive all summer long.

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Passover Prep…with Kids

As part of the preparation for Passover, most Jewish families do a thorough cleaning of their homes. Even if you don’t celebrate Passover, you won’t want to miss author Adina Soclof’s five tips for encouraging children to help around the house and prepare for holiday festivities.