Thursday, May 17, 2012

Power of Moms on Mother's Day

The Power of Moms

A few months ago, I went to a conference about the Power of Moms.  It is always nice to be reminded about the things that are important in mothering and refocus our energy and time to our family.  I enjoyed the opportunity to rediscover ways to be a better mother to these four kids. 

I am grateful for wonderful parents.  We are so blessed to be able to see them often. 
Love them so much. 


Mother's Day Brunch at the Elks Lodge

Marky made 5 sweet cards for me.  I love his writing!

This year on Mother's Day, I took a few moments and wrote each child a note about how grateful I am to be their mother. 

 It is exciting to see them grow and develop in their own unique ways. 

 
The best talk given at the conference was by a woman who has 7 daughters. 
The title of her short talk was
 "How to be a Great Mom- More or Less"

She gave 4 "Mores" and 4 "Lesses" we could do to be great moms. 
MORE-
1.  Hugs
2.  Praise
3.  Listening
4.  Giving jobs so your child can contribute and feel good

LESS-
1.  Good things.  (So many great activities for kids to do, but you become too busy as a family and miss the best things). 
2.  Frowning
3.  Grounding (Give More choices for consequences)
4.  Good Guys/Bad Guys (don't take sides when kids are fighting.  Give both kids same consequences).

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