Are you ready to get back into school routines? Check out the charts and morning, after-school and evening routines Saren’s family came up with.
It’s 5:30pm. Everyone is hungry and cranky. There isn’t a lot in the fridge. What in the world are you going to make for dinner? If this sounds familiar, this episode is for you!
In response to questions from readers, Saren offers concrete ideas for how we can work more effectively with children who are strong-willed, opinionated, and/or stubborn and who we clash with all too often.
Saren’s family has been holding family reunions for over 30 years now – and they’ve got some great ideas to share.
This past fifteen years as a mom has sure taught me a lot about letting go, about getting over things, about fixing and moving on, about trial and error, and about finding beauty in the midst of hard stuff. A recent hike with my kids helped me realize all this more deeply.
We all hope for strong happy friendships between our children, right? In this episode, Saren shares three important ways that we can set our children up for strong friendships now and in the future.
We love the fun parades, barbecues, and fireworks, but here are some ideas to teach the real meaning of the holiday!
We all want to raise responsible, grateful, helpful children. But that can be a challenge in a society where children feel they “need” the latest and greatest phone, clothing, etc. and where children feel put-upon to help out around the house because apparently none of their friends ever have to clean their rooms or do the dishes or complete whatever task we ask of them. In this episode, Saren offers some concrete ideas that can help.
Do you ever feel inadequate? Does it ever seem like all your hard work as a mom isn’t amounting to much? This beautiful video helps put things into perspective.
I used to have more mom-related demands in some areas (diaper changing, mess-clean-up, bathing and feeding kids) and a lot less in others (driving to activities, helping with homework, dealing with moods, emotions, and friend drama). As my mom always says, life doesn’t get easier – it just gets different.
Saren shares what her family gained through the wild and wonderful adventure of spending a month visiting 12 National Parks. The principles offered apply to all families whether they’d like to do a big trip or simply spend a little more time outside together as a family.
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.