The ulitmate Parent/Teacher relationship--YOU. www.powerofmoms.com

Parenting Like A Teacher

Teaching is a huge part of motherhood and a skill many of us want to improve. Who better to learn from than a professional teacher? In this post, Amanda Hamilton Roos shares techniques learned in the classroom that have helped her at home.

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There’s No Place Like Home

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.

You ARE enough. www.powerofmoms.com

“If You Were Thinner, You’d Be Enough”

So much pressure exists for kids to be perfect at everything. My experience with an eating disorder has made me certain that our kids need to hear this instead: Do your best, be kind, give back, make healthy choices, embrace what makes you different. You are powerful. You make a difference. You are enough.

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Relax! It Won’t Last Forever

I hate sticky floors. But during a trip to Target, I realized that sticky floors–and whatever else is wearing my patience thin–won’t last forever.

Join April and Saren at Power of Moms Radio as they discuss how moms can strike the "right balance" between making childhood magical--and letting it happen naturally.

Real Magic in Childhood: Episode 62

Is it our job to make our children’s childhood magical? Or should we simply get out of the way so our kids can make their own magic? Join Saren and April as they discuss a variety of perspectives to help us find the right balance.

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Too Busy?

Why are we so busy? What good does it do? We used to rush from school and work and soccer practice to piano practice to the drive-through again for dinner to homework to collapse into bed and do the same thing the next day. I decided something had to change.

Choosing joy on Mother's Day. www.powerofmoms.com

A Mother’s Day to Remember

A year ago, I was dreading Mother’s Day. But the day turned out quite differently than I had expected. Looking back, I realize it was not because of special treatment I received, but because I made a decision to find joy in the day no matter what.

We get by with a little help from our friends. www.powerofmoms.com

Nurturing Mother-To-Mother

I watched curiously as the young mother struggled across the road. She was pushing her baby’s stroller with one hand, hauling a heavy tricycle in her other hand, and carrying a screaming toddler under one of her arms. Suddenly, it occurred to me that I could ease her burden.

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How I Justify Mommy Fun

Being a mom and being with children can be fun, at least some of the time. But I’ve had a a few experiences lately that have shown me the value of pure fun, just for myself.

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You’re Not Mean, You’re Stressed

I was attending my first Power of Moms Retreat! Would I find answers to the question:Why am I a mean mom and what can I do to stop? The idea hit my mind. The idea was this: I’m not mean. I’m stressed! This discovery has helped changed my life.