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The Power of One Kindness

I’m lying flat on my back in bed, typing this on my phone. Won’t be very fancy, but I wanted to encourage you, parents.

Yesterday was a tough day for me. Dr. J had virtually no ability to focus and just about as much capability for self-control. I cried.

Today I hurt my back exercising. I cried. Made it to the bed and asked Dr. J to get me the ice pack. Not only did he bring it, he wrapped it in a dish towel for me. He brought in my laptop and turned on Piano Guys. With my instruction, he was able to heat up the heat pack in the microwave. He would not have been able to do that yesterday. He made me a get well letter from his fish.

Meatball cried with me, brought me my water glass, and drew me a picture.

Don’t give up, parents. Today my boys are showing me kindness. Keep modeling behavior and persevering!



The Power of One Mantra

Last week I spoke at the Exceptional Children Ultimate Homeschool Expo. I bet you can’t guess what I talked about. I shared with these other special needs moms how the Power of One has helped me. I added a section that I haven’t shared on the blog yet: the Power of One Mantra. Continue reading

Exceptional Children Expo

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Power of One Feedback

Thank you to Felice Gerwitz of Ultimate Homeschool Expo for having me as a speaker today! If you were able to attend the Power of One session, I’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment (under picture on left) to let me know what you found helpful. Likewise, if there was something you thought was not helpful, you can leave that as well.


The Power of One Discouragement

Some of you have probably been wondering, “All that Power of One stuff is great, Many Hats Mommy, but don’t you ever get discouraged?”

Um, yes.

That’s the whole reason the Power of One came to be–to help me fight discouragement!

But, let’s be honest. Even the most self-controlled minds (and I don’t claim to be one) get tired and lose the battle sometimes. That happened to me last Thursday. Continue reading

Titus 2:1 Conference for homeschool bloggers


Hitting the Pause Button

Today we’ve reached the middle of The Power of One series. It’s a good time to think about what we’ve discussed so far. We’ve talked about:

The Power of One in general

The Power of One Minute

The Power of One Task

The Power of One Victory

The Power of One Attitude


The Power of One Tweak

Which one is your favorite? I’d like a chance to discuss this and let everyone catch up.

In other news, I’m going to be at the Titus 2:1 Conference in under two months, and tickets are selling fast. It’s a great conference for bloggers, and you won’t be sorry you went! Push play to see why you should come–can you find me in the video?

Thank you to Ashley Pichea for the great picture from last year’s 2:1 Conference that I’m using at the top of this post.

I am also speaking in the Exceptional Children Expo in a couple weeks. The great thing about this expo is you listen from home! You can even stay in your jammies and have dishes in the sink–no one will know. Click on the picture below for more information–lots of special needs help in store!

Exceptional Children Expo
Next Monday we’ll continue with a new Power of One post. But first I want to ask again, how has this series helped you? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!



The Power of One Tweak

It has been almost two years since I last tried getting Dr. J’s hair cut at a public place. I’ve been cutting it at home, and once in a while Daddy takes a shot at it. I had a revelation last time I cut his hair–ask him to tell you something else that is as scary as getting his hair cut. Then you can understand his fear better. 

So I did. For my son, getting his hair cut is as scary as Continue reading