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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.

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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.

Ever had someone move into your space and then proceed to tell you how to run your show? Who does that? Even worse, who does that in motherhood? www.powerofmoms.com

Bossing My Motherhood

Ever had someone move into your space and then proceed to tell you how to run your show? Who does that? Even worse, who does that in motherhood? Author Rachel Hixon explores the in’s and out’s of “bossing my motherhood.”

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.

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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.