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…
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.
Most of us set some personal resolutions in January. But what about our families? This is a great time to discuss what’s working and not working in our families and decide on some things we’re going to work on together.
Check out some great ideas and insights for protecting what matters most during the holidays — and enjoy great suggestions for holiday read-aloud classics.
In this episode, Saren and Lynette Blood (Power of Families Social Media Manager) offer lots of ideas for traditions that will help you emphasize giving and love and the real meaning of Christmas WHILE having a lot of fun.
Saren shares simple, tried-and-true ideas for how your children can help children in need during the holidays.
Check out these simple and meaningful ideas to help your family really feel the joy of gratitude this month.
Want a good balance of structure and fun this summer? This post is for you!
Realistic expectations. Small bite-sized jobs. Job training. This stuff can make a huge difference in the happiness and cleanliness of our homes. Check out Saren’s bite-sized job list and a quick video of the certification process that works with her kids.
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.
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. . .
Routines help things run smoothly and cut down on stress. Setting up the right routines and educating our children about how the routines should work is important. But we’ve got to cut ourselves some slack when things don’t go as planned! There’s always tomorrow…