Somewhere along the line, adoption has become associated with the myth of ‘love at first sight.’ I surely cannot say that no one feels this, but I can say that not everyone does, and not everyone has to. Because the truth is, love is a thing that grows.
I spent most of my childhood caring for baby dolls as if they were the real deal and dreaming up lists of baby names I would someday use. Throw in an endless amount of negative pregnancy tests and dreams suddenly turn into something dangerous: disappointment.
If someone you love is struggling and you need to encourage them quickly–powerfully–what do you say? If you could choose only five words to deliver in that moment of need, what would they be? Christy Wright, a speaker, business coach, writer, and mother, has the answer.
I was more tired than I could have ever dreamed of being. It was so hard. I felt alone in the night and like a walking zombie all day. My rose-colored glasses were shattered, but I was left with a few tools I didn’t know I would need.
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.
Sometimes being the “perfect” mother means taking a step back and seeing yourself from the eyes of your child.
Children are hugely impacted by their parents’ marriage, good or bad. With that in mind, each chapter of Poelman’s book focuses on a different principle of strong marriages and includes several two-minute challenges that aim to strengthen marriages by making them more meaningful, intimate, fulfilling, and fun.
Looking for a simple, fun, inspiring way to recognize all the awesome things you do? Check out this great journal!
Ready to hear our very FIRST musical submission to Power of Moms? A great reminder for every mom–that we don’t have to be “everything” all at once.
How can we restore family harmony in the face of discord? Melissa Carter shares what one experience taught her about family relationships, daily tasks, and mothering instincts.
I’m all for moms having the opportunity to excel in areas outside the home, but this experience taught me that I am valued the most by the ones who call me Mom.
No matter what your child’s challenges are, face them. Accept them. Fight for them. Find joy in them. And above all, love them. No one can do this but you.