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This Is Enough

Of course, it would be ideal to give our best every single day. But now I know that today’s best is different from yesterday’s best. And some days I’ll admit that I am not even giving my best. But I am still giving. And that is enough.

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Be A Man

Instead of telling our boys to toughen up, we can show them how to be mentally tough and still emotionally tender. I want to teach my son to battle sadness, hurt, disappointment, fear with strength, not denial. I want my son to be confident, not calloused.

How do you maintain balance in your family life and parenting? Find out at www.powerofmoms.com

I’ll Have Kale

Ever since I was first pregnant, I can’t feed my family anything without second guessing myself. Being responsible for another person is often motivation for people to make healthy changes in their lives, but for me it created a slippery slope to a state of anxiety.

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Eating My Words

Have you ever judged another mother for doing something, only to find yourself doing the exact same thing later? If you need a good laugh, check out this lighthearted post from Brooke Romney about how she learned not to judge.

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Power of Moms Pick: 7 Ways to Rock Survival-Mode Parenting

Do you ever find yourself in the midst of a survial-mode week or month of parenting? Have you developed any concrete strategies for getting through those crazy times? Blogger Jamie Walton has been there, and she compiled seven of her best tips for “rocking” survival-mode parenting.

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Four Simple Words

Sometimes being the “perfect” mother means taking a step back and seeing yourself from the eyes of your child.

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Three Strategies for Being a Less Annoying Parent

I am an annoying parent. I’m not talking about being annoying to other people; I’m talking about being annoying to my children themselves. I’ve found that when I tweak the delivery of my expectations to be less irritating, I enjoy parenting more and have fewer battles with my strong-willed son.

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Signs of Life

Once I admired the museum-like homes of women who decorate with exquisite vases and see the sunrise through fingerprint-free windows. But museums are for halted history. My life is in vibrant, living color. The signs are everywhere, splashed across the canvas of our home where we are alive and well.

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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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Helping Your Shy Child

Shyness often accompanies an introvert who hasn’t quite learned how to navigate her need for solitude and companionship. Do you have a shy child? Here, Amanda Hamilton Roos offers six ways to help shy children gain self-confidence.

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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.