Can you think of ways to make housework more fun? www.powerofmoms.com

Who Wants to Live on Stinky Shoe Lane?

Pleasant names can make just about anything more pleasant. These are my suggestions for giving more uplifting descriptions to the responsibilities associated with raising children.

In which areas of your life do you need to say of your efforts, “It is enough?” www.powerofmoms.com

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.

Is there a mom that you could learn from instead of judge? www.powerofmoms.com

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.

Can't see the forest for the trees? Tips for rocking that parenting thing. www.powerofmoms.com

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.

Twelve activities that will keep your school-age kids active and learning during the summer.

Operation Summer: How to Keep Active Kids Engaged

Last summer I googled, “What do eight-year-old boys like to do?” more than one time. My calm, easy-going child suddenly had boundless energy. Here are twelve activities that I have found keep my school-age kids active and learning during the summer.

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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.