Ah, September! It’s one of my favorite months of the year. Not only does September mark the coming of autumn, but it also means back to school. And back to school means back to schedules and routines–a welcome relief to mothers after the crazy, lazy days of summer. At The Power of Moms, we think […]
Are you ready to get back into school routines? Check out the charts and morning, after-school and evening routines Saren’s family came up with.
Ever wonder how to fill your time at home with young children? This article shares six great book recommendations for spending your time in meaningful ways—both with the children and by yourself.
After years of struggling with how to “do it all,” I’ve finally figured out a simple idea (though still not easy in practice) for how to get everything done.
This book is certainly not a book about motherhood, but the implications for us as women and mothers is obvious.
When our school schedule changed, I could have looked ahead and thought about how it would affect our family. But it seemed I was determined to keep trying the same old thing, like a mouse returning to his old cheese, when my reality had shifted.
Is it really that complicated? As moms, there are simple things we really need to do each day to keep our heads above water.
This article was originally published on April 27, 2011. I’ve always loved organizing tips. It’s fun to learn new ways to sort, process, and complete tasks and projects, but once I became a mother, nearly every piece of organizing advice I received left me feeling frustrated. What worked for most people simply didn’t work for […]
This article was originally published on December 31, 2013. I grew up thinking that the mandatory requirement of New Year’s Day was to create a long list of resolutions. So I did. And I still do. (Because it’s a habit…and because it’s fun.) But what I’ve come to learn over the past few years […]
Consider what your end goal for this holiday season is. Write it down, and start working backwards!
Want to change your life? Cultivating a new habit might be the key. As Gretchen Rubin’s book explains, “Habits mean we don’t strain ourselves to make decisions, weigh choices, dole out rewards, or prod ourselves to begin. Life becomes simpler, and many daily hassles vanish.”
I prioritize family dinner because I want to have a space in the day when my family can come together and be nourished both physically and emotionally. It’s rarely calm and controlled, never clean or quiet, but I’m happy to say that, for the most part, my dinnertime plan is working–for everyone. Here’s how it goes down at my house.