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.

In which areas of your life do you need to say of your efforts, “It is enough?” www.powerofmoms.com

This Is Enough

Of course, it would be ideal to give our best every single day. But now I know that today’s best is different from yesterday’s best. And some days I’ll admit that I am not even giving my best. But I am still giving. And that is enough.

Is there a mom that you could learn from instead of judge? www.powerofmoms.com

Eating My Words

Have you ever judged another mother for doing something, only to find yourself doing the exact same thing later? If you need a good laugh, check out this lighthearted post from Brooke Romney about how she learned not to judge.

Our kids aren’t at all like we thought they’d be--but that’s okay! www.powerofmoms.com

Honoring Your Child’s Unique Design

My kids aren’t at all like I thought they’d be–but that’s okay! I’ve quit trying to change them. I accept and honor the amazing, unique people they are. And you know what? We’re all happier.

Do you ever feel like your children need more than you have the energy to give? www.powerofmoms.com

They Want More Than I Can Give: Question of the Week

 Do you ever feel like your children need more than you have the energy to give? Please help us support this mom who submitted this week’s question.   I have a disability that causes me to be in an extreme amount of pain when I walk, sit, or stand for more than a few minutes. […]

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The Anti-Summer-Bucket-List Campaign

I am aiming this summer to stop my mom-overachievement tendencies and to see instead where a quieter journey takes us. I want to explore a new kind of summer bucket list this year. Or, I guess you could say an anti-list.

It's downright challenging, but goals can be achieved, even when you have kids! www.powerofmoms.com

Goals That Can Fall Down

Trying to set and accomplish goals as a mother with children (let alone little ones underfoot) can be a shaky if not downright doomed process. How can we remedy this reality to still seek out progress for ourselves and our families?

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Permission to Breathe

If you’ve ever wished you could do MORE for your children (even though you’re doing the best you can), here’s a fresh perspective.

We are all perfect in the eyes of our children. www.powerofmoms.com

To Be Perfect

Hidden inside the simple lines of her son’s stick figure portrait were valuable lessons for one mom on what it means to be perfect.