The Power of a Positive Mom ~ Week 1

The Power of a Positive Mom from Starts At Eight
Today over at Homeschool Village the 8 week group discussion about the book, The Power of a Positive Mom by Karol Ladd has begun! Below you can find the reading schedule from Jenn over at Daze of Adventure who is leading the discussion.

** Reading Schedule ** 8 Weeks

Each post will be a “recap” of the chapters — so it would help to read ahead – however we all know life happens.  Our heart is that you keep reading the book!

  • April 6th Jenn will share her thoughts on the introduction and Portrait of a Positive Mom (chapters 1 & 2)
  • April  13th Jenn will share her thoughts on Principle #1 chapters 3, 4, & 5
  • April 20th Jenn will share her thoughts on Principle #2 chapters 6, 7, & 8
  • April 27th Jenn will share her thoughts on Principle #3 chapters 9, 10, & 11
  • May 4th Jenn will share her thoughts on Principle #4 chapters 12, 13, & 14
  • May 11th Jenn will share her thoughts on Principle #5 Chapters 15 & 16
  • May 18th Jenn will share her thoughts on Principle #6 Chapters 17 & 18
  • May 25th Jenn will share her thoughts on Principle #7 Chapter 19 & 20 & Conclusion

After reading Chapters 1 & 2 here are my thoughts:

1. We are not “just moms” as most of society would have us believe.

As moms, we have the opportunity every day to boost our children onward and upward. Ours is a highly influential job. ~ Karol Ladd, The Power of a Positive Mom

2. Being a positive Mom, does not mean being perfect.

The vocabulary of a positive mom generally does not contain the word perfect. A Positive Mom is one who realizes that neither circumstances or people are perfect. She is realistic in her expectations, recognizing that her husband and children have weaknesses as well as strengths. And most important, she humbly acknowledges that she has a fair amount of flaws herself. ~ Karol Ladd, The Power of a Positive Mom

This book, and discussion comes at a time when I have been mulling over similar thoughts, both in Just a Stay at Home Mom, and Parenthood.

Why do we view the role of mother, specifically the stay at home mother, to be some sort of lesser job, or downgrade? Shouldn’t we be supporting each other in this most difficult role? As a mother, as a parent, we are given a job that has lasting effects. These children who are under our care will grow up to be adults, and possibly parents themselves. Our job as mothers will carry on for generations to come.

I for one know that I am not perfect, and more positive is definitely something I could use improvement in. I hope you will join me and the many other mothers on this journey through Karol Ladds 7 Principles in learning to become a more positive mother.