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…
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.
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. . .
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!
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.
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.
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?