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Deliberate motherhood : 12 powers of peace, purpose, order and joy /

More than 60 mothers from a variety of situations and backgrounds, present inspiring ideas, poignant stories, and practical applications to help mothers find great success and personal growth in the beautiful and challenging work of raising the next generation. Full description

Other Authors: Power of Moms (Organization)
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Familius, 2013
Edition: Second edition.
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The outstanding authors of Deliberate Motherhood have let the trials and hardships of motherhood mold them into better people. It's a change that refi nes us-or as the dictionary describes it, "removes impurities, makes something more eff ective or becomemore elegant." That is powerful! Each of the 12 "Powers" provided in this book is a crucial component to help you in your motherhood. And the best part is that you don't need to do it all at once. You can focus on one "power" a month,and over the course of a year, you'll see great changes in yourself and in your family.


Acknowledgmentsp. ii
Forewordp. iv
Introductionp. vii
Part 1Peace
The Power of Acceptance: Bend With Itp. 1
The Power of Love: Put Your Heart Onp. 21
The Power of Patience: A Deep Breathp. 45
Part 2Purpose
The Power of Individuality: Celebrate Your Uniquenessp. 65
The Power of Intention: Awake, Alive, and Presentp. 87
The Power of Progress: Growth Happens Naturallyp. 109
Part 3Order
The Power of Balance: Balancing the Balancing Actp. 133
The Power of Priorities: Have a Deeper Yesp. 155
The Power of Organization: Begin with the End in Mindp. 171
Part 4Joy
The Power of Fun: Putting Extra in the Ordinaryp. 195
The Power of Optimism: Someday I'll Shower before Noonp. 215
The Power of Moments: Motherhood is Worth Itp. 237
Conclusionp. 253
Index of Authorsp. 255


Power of Moms (www.powerofmoms.com) has become an online gathering place for more than one million moms since 2007. With regular podcasts, articles, videos, programs, and in-person retreats worldwide, they have created a haven for mothers who share in the same triumphs and struggles-and are dedicated to doing their very best.