How do we handle the hyped-up but somewhat meaningless holiday of Halloween? Saren shares what works for her family when it comes to costumes, pumpkins, sugar, parties, and scary but not-too-scary books and movies.
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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.
We love the fun parades, barbecues, and fireworks, but here are some ideas to teach the real meaning of the holiday!
In the spirit of encouraging growth and freedom, I’ve made a list of things I will not fix for my kids this summer…
Ready for Father’s Day? Check out this post full of simple and meaningful ideas for working with your children to make Father’s Day wonderful.
Check out these simple and meaningful ideas for gifts for your mom, grandma, mother-in-law, friends – and for yourself!
I grew up in a big family – a really big one (I’m the oldest of 9 children and my husband is the 8th of the 9 children in his family) – so I’ve been part of a lot more birthday celebrations than your average person. Plus I’ve been putting together birthday celebrations for my 5 kids for 18 years now. So I’ve learned a thing or two…
Easter can be simple, cheap, and oh-so-meaningful. Here are Saren’s favorite ideas for easy, Christ-focused Easter traditions.
I want to live in a community where women can showcase their strengths and pursue their talents– at home and in the workforce–without the fear of being or looking “too good.” When women excel, at anything, it is good for all of us.
What do your hands say about you? I have my mother’s hands–overworked, baggy knuckled, a bit bony, sinewy hands. They are cracked, but not dry and they are skinny but not delicate. These hands are tools, not accessories.
One of the very worst times in my home is “The Golden Hour.” This is the time right before my husband gets home from work. No matter how well things have gone during the day, it all falls apart in this blessed hour. I finally discovered how to make the change.
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.