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In this week’s episode, Saren reads her popular post, A Deliberate Mother’s Guide to Simple Halloween Fun, and shares some of the great comments added by readers. The principles shared here apply to ALL holidays!
How do we handle the hyped-up but somewhat meaningless holiday of Halloween? Saren shares what works for her family when it comes to costumes, pumpkins, sugar, parties, and scary but not-too-scary books and movies.
Family fun doesn’t need to be about complicated decorations or wearing ourselves out with dozens of events. But with a little bit of planning and a deliberate-motherhood mindset, this fall is destined to be the best one yet!
After dealing with the accumulation of way too much stuff during a recent move, Saren figured out some rules of thumb to keep stuff from taking over again in her new house. She also tried a “stuff fast” which resulted in some great side effects. . .
Join Saren and April as they share their own “back to school” stories along with plenty of practical tips.
As you walk into that shiny classroom to meet your child’s teacher for the first time, here are a couple of important questions that can start that very important relationship off on the right foot.
In this week’s short episode, Saren interviews her 14-year-old son Silas about the pros and cons of screen time. Together, they issue a challenge to all parents to discuss screentime with their kids and to choose a day to be screen free and experience the fun and freedom that can offer.
In this humorous and inspiring essay, author Amy Makechnie shares her experience of giving her thirteen-year-old daughter a lump sum allowance for the year and watching life lessons unfold.
In this episode, Saren interviews John Lanza, author of The Art of Allowance and founder of The Money Mammals, about how we can raise financially literate children.
In the spirit of encouraging growth and freedom, I’ve made a list of things I will not fix for my kids this summer…