I remember sobbing one night. I was sitting in front of my computer tearfully and feverishly googling every "how to be a good mom" phrase I could possibly think of. I had spent all day yelling at my kids and I felt like the Wicked Witch of the West. I didn't like who I was. I knew who I wanted to be, and who it was in my nature to be, but in the everyday chaos and stress, I wasn't that person.
Eventually, my searching led me to www.powerofmoms.com, an inspired website run by April Perry and Saren Eyre Loosli, with everything you could possibly think of to help moms who are searching, just like I was. Soon after I found Power of Moms, I went to one of their retreats with a bunch of friends and it was life changing. I was so impressed, that I asked to volunteer for them.
That was a few years ago, and I have learned so much from them since then. I still have bad days, and sometimes still yell at my kids too much, but it happens less than it used to. I am more educated and realistic about what being a good mom means--especially what it means to ME. I am more aware of my kids, more organized, more deliberate in my parenting and more careful to love better.
Here is just a sampling of what they have to offer:
-Finding more joy in motherhood
-Family systems that really work
-Inspiring and educational podcasts to help you know you aren't alone
-How to get rid of clutter or How to be organized and get more done
-How to take better care of yourself, so you can take care of others.
This organization has such a wonderful heart. These women and a host of volunteers do what they do simply because they care. To them, money is not the goal--helping and empowering mothers raise the next generation with love and wisdom, is.
I am privileged to be a board member of this organization. With all of the trivial noise in the world, with all of the sickness of society, with all of the vain attention getting, it is so inspiring to be able to see the inner workings of an organization that looks higher. I really can't gush enough about this website or it's founders. Really--please take a look at this principle based approach to being a deliberate mother.
Community Question: If you have used Power of Moms, what has been your favorite resource, podcast or article?
Hi, I'm Jen! I adore chocolate, I'd rather read than clean my house, and I haven't seen my abs in I-don't-know-how-long. But I love my husband and kids to death and try to Raise The Good within myself and my family by making wise and uplifting media choices and having a deliberate family culture. You are probably doing the same thing. Let's share what works with each other!
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