I want to believe that if it works on paper, it works. Period. That if I just make a really outlined time map, a fun and motivating chore system, or a realistic-yet-ambitious goal chart, our home will run perfectly. But most of the time, motherhood doesn’t work that way.
With a little imagination and creativity, mundane daily tasks can be transformed into fun memories. When you add a spoonful of sugar, it really does help the medicine go down. When you find the fun, “Snap! The job’s a game!”
It is the most challenging and yet rewarding job in the world: motherhood. I have learned a few things in my 22 years as a mother. Here are the top five things I would share with mothers who don’t have as many years under their belts.
Do you have trouble motivating your kids to do their share around the house? Check out these five very practical tips from parenting expert Amy McCready to help you get your family routines back on track.
As parents, we all wish we had been given an Owner’s Manual when we left the hospital with our first-born child, and probably each child after that–each model has it’s own unique characteristics and requires a little different approach, right? This book is packed with principles that we can teach to our children that will “stick to them like peanut butter sticks to the roof of your mouth.”
In an ideal world, parents would ALWAYS be on the same page, and working together would be a cinch. But getting ourselves in alignment requires the application of a variety of principles, which are not always easy to figure out. Eric and April Perry are starting the conversation here about how to develop a strong family culture TOGETHER.
Struggling to maintain a clean, organized house? These six simple steps may be the key for you and your family!
Homework time is upon us again! Chantol Sego has some excellent ideas to keep your kids on task: a “homework board,” a “homework box,” and project planning template you can download!
Shawni’s tried just about everything when it comes to teaching her kids about work and money. And she’s finally come up with a system that really works.
Spoiler alert: Ruth’s daughters DO have toys. They just don’t have very many, and they are stowed away so they play with only a few at a time. What led her to make such a drastic change? What were the results?
Keeping tweens and teens busy during the summer can be challenging–they need more than just one pool day after another. Allyson Reynolds knows a big part of summer fun for teens and tweens can actually be found in challenging, meaningful experiences, and she has five great ways to keep tweens and teens happy and productive all summer long.
We have a lot of great authors here at The Power of Moms, and three of them came through this week with a fantastic smorgasbord of ideas to help moms and families with their school year routines.