Bucket list, shmucket list! www.powerofmoms.com

The Anti-Summer-Bucket-List Campaign

I am aiming this summer to stop my mom-overachievement tendencies and to see instead where a quieter journey takes us. I want to explore a new kind of summer bucket list this year. Or, I guess you could say an anti-list.

Every mom could use a little help. www.powerofmoms.com

Everyone Needs Backup

When you run into a challenge, do you ever wish you could “phone a friend” or call in a back up? See how one mother does just that.

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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.

It's downright challenging, but goals can be achieved, even when you have kids! www.powerofmoms.com

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?

Fun ways to engage your kids' brains & have a fun summer! www.powerofmoms.com

Make Summer Learning Fun!

Although my children may have left traditional “reading, writing and arithmetic” behind them at the school door, there are plenty of ways to have fun and still engage their brains during the summer.

We are all perfect in the eyes of our children. www.powerofmoms.com

To Be Perfect

Hidden inside the simple lines of her son’s stick figure portrait were valuable lessons for one mom on what it means to be perfect.

What are the moments that ground you? www.powerofmoms.com

Anchored by Beautiful Moments

A trusted friend once told me, “In motherhood, the hard moments sometimes outnumber the beautiful moments, but the beautiful moments always outweigh the hard moments.” I have developed a few strategies to give the perfect moments in motherhood even more weight so they can anchor me through the hard times.