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…
It’s so fun to see our kids’ excitement when they’re opening gifts. But it’s oh-so beautiful to see our kids delight as they GIVE gifts. Here are some simple ways to help your kids get excited about giving.
In this episode, Saren and her sister Shawni (runs the website 71 Toes) offer simple ideas to help kids feel more grateful for what they have and recognize their blessings.
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.
Join Saren and April as they share their own “back to school” stories along with plenty of practical tips.
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.
Entitlement is a huge concern for so many parents! In this week’s episode, Saren and April (director of our sister-site, Power of Moms) share some of the great responses we received from our communities as well as ideas that have really helped pump up gratitude and tone down entitlement in their own families.
Do you sometimes wonder whether you’re really making a difference? Do you see your dreams of doing big things fading away as you deal with little things needed by little people day in and day out? In this episode, Saren shares an “a-ah” moment that helped her to see that all those seemingly little things we do every day as parents add up to be really big and beautiful things in the end.
In this episode, Saren talks with Katie Kimball about concrete ideas to help us really enjoy cooking alongside our children as we teach them responsibility, build their skills and self-confidence, and get them excited about healthy eating.