A little over a year ago, I discovered a little gem of an online community & support network. I want to make sure you know about it because it has changed me in so many good ways!
This site is run by two amazing women who have put together a fabulous place for mothers to find tools, learn skills, and feel support. I love that I feel validated during the hard moments of motherhood. But I also feel safe because the site keeps an upbeat, positive message about motherhood. When I am am tempted to travel a negative road and want to give up I know that the Power of Moms will steer me back to a place of hope and purpose!
The tag-line of their name is: "A gathering place for deliberate mothers." I love the concept of being deliberate. Thanks to the many articles that are posted on their site, I have shifted my attitude towards the daily grind of mothering (most days!). I am slowly changing how I view my role. It is an opportunity to grow and improve--not just endless trials I must survive. I am slowly becoming deliberate in many parts of my parenting. It feels so good to have purpose. To choose how and why I want us to move through an experience instead of just surviving it!
Here's a short list of some of the resources that The Power of Moms offers:
Daily articles. So uplifting! They always end with a challenge that help you apply them to your life and make change.
Podcasts. My favorite. I listen on the go & make use of the empty spaces of my day...like long drives to doctors offices!
The Mind Organization for Moms program has taught me a better way to direct the flow of information and thoughts that are flying around my head and my house! It took me a little while to get it all flowing smoothly but now I feel like I'm not dropping balls all over the place. I'm actually moving forward on projects and my priorities are defined so that I can make better choices about what I spend my time on (I can say "yes" and "no" to people with more confidence!) My favorite part (besides no mountain of papers on my desk) is that it doesn't feel like one more thing to do...it is simply the way I function and I can't imagine ever doing it differently. The full program costs money but here's a free way to get started on the basics!
I love helping people get started so if you ever need to bounce questions around as your figuring it out...it'd be fun for me!
A group of friends that meets once a month to discuss an assigned article. Part girls night out (fun!), part book club & motherhood course, part support group. This is the most meaningful girl-time I could have. Through the monthly assignments I am slowly making real progress on myself and my mothering. I have been part of a learning circle for almost a year now and I see the changes in me and my home and family!
If you sign up for a free account you get access to several things for free. So go sign up. Become the mother you dream of being and find joy in your busy, imperfect, beautiful family!
In interest of full disclosure I have decided to be an affiliate of the Power of Moms and I am super excited to start volunteering for them to help support other mothers. Being an affiliate basically means that if you click on the buttons on my page before you purchase something on their site, they give me a small percentage of the purchase price. My motivation is far from financial. Its something I am passionate about and I hope it can change your life as much as mine!