Beautiful motherhood moments are what keeps us going. If you’re looking for them, it’s pretty easy to find the sweet little moments with babies and younger kids but when you have older kids, you need to CREATE those moments. Here are three simple tips to help you do that.
Learning to Love the Process, Not Just the Result
I love the feeling of checking things off my list and progressing towards goals. But I’m learning to cherish the “doing” just as much as the “getting it done.” Parenthood is about beautiful processes, not just end results.
Mothers Day with Less Stress and More Meaning
Check out these simple and meaningful ideas for gifts for your mom, grandma, mother-in-law, friends – and for yourself!
Do-It-Yourself Summer Camp
Want a good balance of structure and fun this summer? This post is for you!
Top Ten Favorite and Least-Favorite Things About Mothering Elementary-Age Children
Motherhood offers so many wonderful things right alongside so many hard things. Every so often, it’s nice to step back and create a “snapshot” of what we love about motherhood and what is really challenging for us.
Two Game-Changing Daily Parenting Practices: Episode 36
Did you know there are two things you can do in under 5 minutes a day that would make a huge difference for you and your family? In this week’s podcast episode, Saren explains the 6-second hug and the tuck-in compliment. Listen and join the challenge!
Simple but Powerful Easter Week Ideas
Easter can be simple, cheap, and oh-so-meaningful. Here are Saren’s favorite ideas for easy, Christ-focused Easter traditions.
Sometimes they drive me crazy…
Have you noticed that sometimes all your children seem to be having issues simultaneously – and that their various issues are exacerbating each other’s issues? Well, here’s a little glimpse of some of what’s been going on in our house (some of it just might sound familiar).
Tried-and-True Road Trip Tips
Family road trips can be wonderful! Check out these concrete tips on packing (list included), car time, hotels and more from a mom with lots of road trip experience.
6 Family Activities to Fill February with Love
Check out these super-simple, meaningful ideas for celebrating and enhancing the love in your home before and during Valentine’s Day.
5 Tips for Loving Every Age and Stage (Video Included)
We all know childhood is beautiful and fleeting, but sometimes in the midst of the mayhem that our precious children create, it can be hard to really enjoy motherhood. Here are some great tips for enjoying the current ages and stages of your children.
I grew up in a big family – a really big one (I’m the oldest of 9 children and my husband is the 8th of the 9 children in his family) – so I’ve been part of a lot more birthday celebrations than your average person. Plus I’ve been putting together birthday celebrations for my 5 kids for 18 years now. So I’ve learned a thing or two…
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