LaRee Florence didn’t plan on becoming an award-winning theater director. All she asked is, “What is needed?” Turns out her daughter needed to become an actress, and her community needed a family-friendly youth theater company.
Tiffany Sowby, who helps coordinate our retreats, shares how she has learned to appreciate the little things and cherish her time with her children.
EDITOR’S NOTE: We are trying to keep our posts at The Power of Moms quite short (we know you’re busy!), but because we feel that this guest post from Sarah at Clover Lane offers great perspectives about raising teens, we decided to publish a longer version than is typical of what you’ll find on our site. Obviously, each […]
In No Biking in the House Without a Helmet, Greene reflects on her journey to adoption, raising children (both biological and adoptive) and what it means to be a family.
California Mother of the Year 2012, Beverly Nelson, mothered 11 teenagers. She calls them “baby adults” and in this podcast, she and Caryn Payzant discuss the tactics she used to maintain patience and instill values in her teenagers.
We decided that there were many areas we could work on to bring more respect into our home. We all brainstormed a list of different ways and voted on three behaviors that we would especially focus on this month. ALL of our children really got into this activity. It was really heartwarming!
A few days ago, I received a call from my teenage daughter. She was taking a break during her afternoon shift at her part-time job. It was not unusual for her to call home during her breaks, but this call was different. Her voice had a ring of excitement and urgency as she said, “Mom, guess what?”
Have I told you that Ray and I have five boys? Yes indeed we do, count them, five. In the summer of 1974 their ages were 5, 7, 10, 12, and 13. With the following words “Please, please, oooh pleeease”, three girls ages 7, 12, and 13 were added to our household for the summer. […]
You know that annoying song? We sing it to my oldest daughter, Cope, every now and then because it’s so funny and awful. She always exclaims, “Mom! Dad!” and then we all laugh. She’s so excited to grow up. And I keep chanting, Slow down, slow down… The other day, Cope had her 11-year-old doctor’s […]
Teenage girls…what can you say about ’em? They’re emotional, they’re giggly, and they’re trying to find themselves. The teenage years are so difficult. Would I do them over again? No way! So as I stand by watching my daughter go through them, I feel a tug at my heart strings whenever she’s hurting. I remember how […]
I LOVE having “big” kids. What’s funny about it is that I never knew to really look forward to this phase. All my life I just dreamed of babies. And from the time I held that first sweet newborn cuddled in a ball on my shoulder and listened to his sweet breathing in my ear, […]