Monday, April 2, 2012


What do you think of when you hear the word "retreat?" I suppose army guys think of pulling back away from the fight because they are being pummeled. I think of a spa and being pampered.

The retreat I want to tell you about today maybe a sort of combination of those two thoughts. It is a Power of Moms Retreat that will be help April 20-21 in the Las Vegas area. It will be a couple of days of regrouping our inner forces and treating ourselves all at the same time.

Motherhood is the most important job on earth and yet we get so little real training or "continuing education" in the subject. We have to do so much learning "on the job" and often have to discover what works by trial and error. But the Power of Moms organization is working to provide a bit more help than that.

I recently joined a "learning circle" through the Power of Moms and we meet once a month like a book club but instead of a book we read an article on mothering. Then we get together and discuss the topic and what we have found that has worked on the subject. We share our tips. We do a self analysis to see where we might be able to improve in our mothering and become a more deliberate mother. We take homework home and report on our homework at the following meeting.

It has been a very positive experience for me so far and I really have been more thoughtful about the topics we have discussed and I picked up a few new tricks to help me with some problem areas. You can learn more about "learning circles" and how to start your own on the Power of Moms website.

This retreat in Las Vegas should be a wonderful extension of this concept. It is going to be in a home so the space is limited and it is expected to fill up fast. So if you feel like you need to "Retreat!" either because you are feeling a bit pummeled or you just need some time to treat yourself to wonderful food and good company and useful training, head over to the retreat website and sign up to come!

I will be attending and speaking at the event. I hope to share some of what I have learned in my mothering experience and I hope to learn a few things from the other wonderful presenters and attendees as well. So make room on your calendars and come to Las Vegas for some "Retreating" that may have a powerful effect in your life as a mother.