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.

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.

Does fitting exercise into an already busy schedule seem impossible? www.powerofmoms.com

Start Somewhere

Fitting exercise into an already busy schedule as a mother can seem impossible, but maybe it doesn’t have to be.

Author Marla Gale shares tips on how she makes time for a relationship that often takes a backseat when parenting. www.powerofmoms.com

Spiritual Sundays: Mommy’s Relationship with God

It isn’t following some one-size-fits-all plan that keeps me close to God. It is being intentional and making time for God in my life. Author Marla Gale shares tips on how she makes time for a relationship that often takes a backseat when parenting.

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.

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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.

Freedom to choose--kids need that , too. www.powerofmoms.com

Who’s In Charge Here?

The truth is, as much as we think kids are controlling our lives, they often feel the exact opposite. Finding simple ways of letting kids assert some control will allow them to feel good about their choices instead of looking for ways to get more power.

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 […]

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S.M.A.R.T. Goals – Episode 92

Are you thinking about what you REALLY want for the coming year? Join April and Saren for a down-to-earth heart-to-heart talk about how to set and achieve meaningful goals.