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7 Simple Ways to Be a Great Mom

Being a mom is perhaps the most difficult and most rewarding job on the planet. So what’s the key to doing it well? Here are some simple ways to be a great mom. First, be available. Make spending time with your kids a priority. Next, be loving. Look your children in the eyes and tell them you love them on a consistent basis. Third, be generous with praise. Affirm their character and their gifts as often as you...
Mar 13, 2015 / Motherhood

How Being a "Boy Mom" is Harder

All moms have the difficult, yet rewarding, job of raising kids. But today, I’d like to share with you how being a mom to boys can sometimes be harder. First, boys are less talkative.  While girls confidently share their feelings, boys tend to clam up. This can leave moms in the dark as to what’s going on in their sons’ lives. Second, boys feel pressured to be athletically talented. In a culture that idolizes...
Feb 27, 2015 / Motherhood

How Being a "Girl Mom" is Harder

Parenting either boys or girls comes with its own set of unique challenges and joys. But today, we’re going to talk about how being a “girl mom” can be harder. First, a mom must prepare her daughter for puberty. Since many girls may fear this change, it’s important to be there for your daughters every step of the way. Second, a mom must prepare her daughter to face mean girls. School is bursting with cliques and...
Feb 20, 2015 / Motherhood

30 Day Mom Challenge

For all the awesome moms out there, I have a challenge for you.  Over the next month, I encourage you to learn one way, every day to be a better mom.  The 30 Day Mom Challenge from our iMOM program provides daily tips to inspire and strengthen women in their parenting walk.  Here are some of the tips this 30 Day Mom Challenge will give you.  On the first day, ask your child, “What can we do together this month?” ...
Mar 11, 2014 / Motherhood

Denise Jonas on Motherhood

As the mom of superstar sons, the Jonas Brothers, Denise Jonas has learned to maintain an atmosphere of harmony—both at home and on the road by making family her first priority. In a list called 10 Things Motherhood Has Taught Me, Denise wrote: "The world presses in with schedules, expectations and exhaustion. How my children withstand that has everything to do with what's inside them. We don't just assume our...
Jan 01, 1970 / Motherhood



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