Whatever your family size, age, and personality, we can help make this summer your family’s best yet!
Making Summer Awesome – Episode 21
In this week’s episode, Saren and April (from Power of Moms) share detailed, tried-and-true ideas for summer learning and fun. We hope it fills your mind with fun do-able ideas that will work for you and your family!
Plain and Simple Fun this Fall – Episode 52
Family fun doesn’t need to be about complicated decorations or wearing ourselves out with dozens of events. But with a little bit of planning and a deliberate-motherhood mindset, this fall is destined to be the best one yet!
Summer and Screens – Episode 50
In this week’s short episode, Saren interviews her 14-year-old son Silas about the pros and cons of screen time. Together, they issue a challenge to all parents to discuss screentime with their kids and to choose a day to be screen free and experience the fun and freedom that can offer.
Creating a Tech-Healthy Family — Episode 46
So many parents view screen time and technology as a stressful conundrum that they need to solve for their children. But it works better if we view it as an opportunity to teach our children discernment as we work with them to develop guidelines for healthy technology use. In this episode, Saren interviews Andrea Davis, founder of Better Screen Time, about how we can help our children learn to use technology in a positive and healthy way.
What Questions Do You Have?
What are you struggling with right now? What parenting advice do you need? We’d love to help. Just type your questions into the comments on this post and we’ll consider them as we plan which topics to address in future posts, podcast episodes, and Instagram and Facebook discussions.
Celebrating the Real Meaning of Easter (Encore): Episode 45
In this week’s encore episode, Saren interviews her sister Saydi about the simple, kid-friendly Christ-centered Easter activities she does with her family each year. Gathering ideas from many sources, Saydi has created a plan for how families can celebrate Christ’s miracles, teachings, Atonement, death and resurrection in tangible and beautiful ways .
One-on-One Time: Episode 43
Join Saren and April Perry (Director of Power of Moms) for a 20-minute conversation where they share simple tried-and-true ideas for making one-on-one time with each child into a regular and meaningful part of the family routine.
Getting Real about Parenting Teens and Adults: Episode 42
As our kids grow up, parenting can become more complicated – and more lonely. Where should we let go? Where should we hold on? How should we hold on? And who can we talk to about the challenging and sometimes heart-wrenching issues we’re facing?In this week’s epsisode, Saren and two of her dear friends, Tiffany Sowby and Allyson Reynolds, talk openly and honestly about the challenges involved in parenting teenagers and adult children.
What Weekly Challenges Do For Us: Episode 41
There are so many things we want to do and be as parents and sometimes we can feel overwhelmed. So we decided to start issuing a really simple and super do-able weekly challenge at Power of Families. In this week’s episode, Saren talks about the effect the challenges have had on her and her family and shares experiences other members of our community have had as they’ve participated.
What Parents Need to Know About Depression: Episode 40
Did you know that about 20% of people deal with serious depression at some point in their lives? How can you recognize depression in yourself and your loved ones? What can you do about it? This week’s episode features Emmy-winning journalist, Jane Clayson Johnson (who served as a coorespondent at ABC News and co-hosted the CBS Early Show) about her personal experiences with depression and about her new book: Silent Souls Weeping: Sharing Stories, Finding Hope
Paying Attention: Episode 39
Listen as Saren and her mother, NYT #1 Bestselling Author, Linda Eyre, discuss why it’s so important to really pay attention to our children and to the world around us. As we work to be more fully present and focus on nurturing awe in ourselves and our children, we can be better parents and better people. As we tell others (especially our family members) about what we notice, we can take things to a whole new level.
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