In this POM Pick, blogger Sarah McKenna reflects on the love that can be found at all stages of mother-daughter relationships, even if some phases such as the teenage years are full of conflict and heartache.
We often make “to-do” lists, but have you ever made a “don’t” list? It’s one tool I’m using to identify what I am choosing not to focus on at this time in my life. And it’s helped me get rid of some of the guilt we carry around as mothers for not being able to do it all.
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.
Sometimes being the “perfect” mother means taking a step back and seeing yourself from the eyes of your child.
Through the holiday months, as gratitude fills social media to overflowing, it is so easy to be inspired by gratitude in our lives. But how does life change when we keep that gift of gratitude with us every day of the year?
At a recent Power of Moms Retreat, Saydi Shumway (a social worker and professional photographer), presented important research about happiness as well as simple but very effective ways to find greater joy in motherhood. In this episode, Saydi shares the main points from her presentation.
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.
Can you think of something that seems totally inconsequential or unsophisticated, but it brings you physically and emotionally closer to the ones you love?
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.
We make sure we’re prepared for work, school, holidays, meal time, and photo opportunities. But are we truly prepared for the critical MOMENTS? Here’s one that I’m convinced is simply not an option.
Check out these simple and meaningful ideas to help your family really feel the joy of gratitude this month.
Something big happened to me this week. Something . . .transformational. My youngest child started school.