I’m tired of this being a lonely battle. I know there are other moms out there whose kids face anxiety and depression. And I think that it is time for more understanding about the seriousness and complexity of mental illness.
When I tell people that I’m grateful our family has never had enough money to fly for our vacations, they seem surprised. After all, who likes a long road trip? I do! When we started road-tripping, our vacations always amounted to pretty much what I expected in terms of what we’d see and do once […]
In these companion pieces, Rachel Hixon speaks of the importance of providing her family with a respite to a life layered with turmoil.
Want to learn two specific things that can help you raise your teenager? This podcast with April and her 13-year-old daughter, Alia, can be a great jumping-off point for a discussion with YOUR teen.
How is your teenager coping with emotions? How are you helping your teenager cope with these emotions? Dr. Mary Lamia takes an in-depth look common emotions that are encountered throughout life and combines research-based information with real life experiences to help parents and their teenagers gain powerful insight into a significant part of who they are.
A while ago, my teenager gave me my own “velveteen rabbit experience.” He made some poor decisions and did something that was very bad. My initial reaction, after coming out of a state of shock, was to wonder what exactly I had done wrong. Ultimately I learned some pretty important lessons about parenting.
Bumpy roads, sharp turns, and unexpected dips are inevitable. Are you idling, checking your rearview mirror, or steadily traveling toward the ease of days ahead? Wherever you are in your journey, author Michelle Chase reminds us to take in the view as we navigate our way through motherhood.
I did something this past month I’ve been wanting to do for years: I had all our old home videos put onto DVD. And even though I was ecstatically happy to finally have them in a ready-to-watch format, I found myself bawling–bawling–as I sat down to watch the infant years of our family. But this isn’t really meant to be a post about the bittersweet agony of watching your children grow up before your very eyes on a wide screen TV
Julie has a large family with a big age span. She’s learned to value consistency and strives to keep the family dynamics in tact while her children pursue extra-curricular activities.
There are no more babies in my home. Or my arms. Not that I was all that crazy about the baby stage anyway, but sometimes I’m just not so crazy about the idea of me and my children getting older. And older.
This month, Saren and April have officially become mothers to TEENS! Listen to the advice they’ve received from the Power of Moms Facebook community, and then share your thoughts!
Self-discipline and moderation are two sides of the same coin. Self-discipline is pulling up and away from the laziness of doing too little. Moderation is pulling in and away from the excesses of trying to do or to have too much.