We all know that strong marriages are the foundation of good families. We also know that we need to be deliberate and pro-active in our parenting. Plus we recognize that we really need to take good care of ourselves in order to be the spouse and parent we need to be. But how do we manage to focus on “marriaging”, parenting and self-care without one taking away from the others?
In this episode, Saren and her sister Shawni (blogger at 71toes.com) share some personal stories and talk about how hard it can be to know when to help our kids or push them to do certain things and when to stand back.
In this week’s episode, Saren answers these questions from our community about helping kids deal with school-related anxiety, how to say yes and no to the right things for yourself and your kids, how to make the most of car time, and how to set up a good after-school routine.
In this week’s episode, NYT #1 Bestselling Authors Richard and Linda Eyre offer simple ways that we can proactively teach our children about honesty, kindness, respect and other values/character traits that will bring them happiness and success.
We all know it’s a good thing to spend time outdoors with our families. But it can be SO HARD to get everyone out the door! This wonderful 7-minute film offers a realistic and beautiful look at how we really can unplug our kids from electronics and get them into nature – even if they aren’t thrilled about the idea initially.
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!
Children of all ages often feel that they don’t have all the freedom they want and this can be manifest in tantrums, power struggles and rebellion. In this episode, we address how and when to give our children the freedom and control they crave.
In this week’s episode, Saren interviews Kristen Jensen, author of the bestseller Good Pictures, Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids. Saren and Kristen discuss why pornography can be so dangerous for our children and offer simple, specific steps every parent can take to educate and empower their children. (Includes a free printable)
The word “housework” is often corrected to “drudgery,” “whining,” and “necessary evil.” But housework can actually be a fun and meaningful relationship-building activity. Saren and April share practical and simple ideas for how we can get our children effectively and positively involved in keeping up our homes.
In this episode, April and Saren offer concrete ideas to help you decide together who you want to be as a family and come up with fun family mottos, mission statements, cheers, and/or songs to help you support that vision.
Saren and her sister Shawni (who runs the popular blog, 71 Toes), discuss simple ways to help our children appreciate all that they have and experience the joy of gratitude more fully.
Feeling overwhelmed by the stuff in your home? In this episode, April and Saren offer practical tips for streamlining and organizing the toys, clothes, dishes and furnishings – with the help of the whole family. Join the conversation!