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. . .
Helping Children be more Grateful – Episode 53
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.
Simple Halloween Fun [Audio Post]
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!
Back to School Routines – Episode 51
Join Saren and April as they share their own “back to school” stories along with plenty of practical tips.
Teaching Kids to Share, Save and Spend Smart – Episode 49
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.
Moving from Entitlement to Gratitude – Episode 47
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.
Big Things are Made out of Little Things – Episode 44
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.
Why Good Eating is Part of Good Parenting: Episode 38
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.
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!
Creative Schooling Solutions: Episode 35
Educating our children is one of our most important duties as a parent and sometimes we need to get creative to come up with schooling options that feel right. In this episode, Saren talks with her 14-year-old twins about the hybrid of homeschool and regular school that they are doing this year.
Family Dinner Guide
Time and time again, we’ve been told that family dinner really matters. There are so many studies that show a strong correlation between regular family dinners and everything from having better relationships with their current and future families to being more likely to go to college and have a stable job. But how do we make family dinner work?
Less Materialism and More Joy at Christmas: Episode 33
At this time of year, it’s so easy to get caught up in the letters to Santa, the hustle and bustle of getting gifts for our children, the parties, the events that we lose track of some of the most beautiful opportunities this season has to offer. Listen as Saren reads three popular posts about helping children get excited about giving and protecting family time during the holidays.
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