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.

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.

With journals, you just have to start where you are. www.powerofmoms.com

When the Writing Stopped

As I look through the pages of our Family Journal, I feel some grief over the lost time and the gaps between entries, but I have to put the lost months and time behind me and be okay with starting again, right where we are at.

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!

Actually, they are wired differently, for now. www.powerofmoms.com

The Teen Brain

According to researchers, the teen brain grows and changes significantly during puberty. How can this knowledge influence the way we raise our teenagers?

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If a Home Magazine Did a Feature on My House

No one will ever write a feature about my eleven-hundred square foot dwelling, home to thirty thousand Legos. But what if they did? What if an editor who was determined to keep it real paid a visit to my very lived-in house? What would the article say?