This year, we are turning over a new leaf in our home. We will no longer ask our kids if they had fun, because, frankly, we don’t care. We want them to reap more than fun from life. We want them to be fulfilled. We want them to be excellent.
Posts in the "Building Relationships" category:
Are you overwhelmed by Christmas Craziness? Just for fun, since none of us needed to sleep during the month of December anyway, Allyson Reynolds takes at look at a few of the things many of us feel like we want or should do during the Christmas season (and then she talks reality after).
It’s so fun to see our kids’ excitement when they’re opening gifts. But it’s oh-so beautiful to see our kids delight as they GIVE gifts. Here are some simple ways to help your kids get excited about giving.
Is Halloween getting a little out of control? Do you love or hate Halloween? Check out this article for great ideas about how you can maximize the fun and minimize the frightful aspects of Halloween in your family.
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!
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.
As you walk into that shiny classroom to meet your child’s teacher for the first time, here are a couple of important questions that can start that very important relationship off on the right foot.
In the spirit of encouraging growth and freedom, I’ve made a list of things I will not fix for my kids this summer…
Although my children may have left traditional “reading, writing and arithmetic” behind them at the school door, there are plenty of ways to have fun and still engage their brains during the summer.
I’ve realized that sometimes I say no without even thinking I could say yes. So the past few months, I’ve been trying say yes more – even though Children + Yes = More Mess.
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 .
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.