Have you noticed that sometimes all your children seem to be having issues simultaneously – and that their various issues are exacerbating each other’s issues? Well, here’s a little glimpse of some of what’s been going on in our house (some of it just might sound familiar).
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While mini-catastrophes mean nothing in comparison to the larger problems of the world, these types of experiences happen day in and day out in family life. And if we aren’t careful, they can wear us down and cause us to look at our otherwise wonderful lives through an irritated and gloomy lens.
What do you think is the key to happiness? Could it be gratitude? In this episode, Saren shares three great posts on gratitude. Each post offers stories and concrete ideas to help you pump up the gratitude and experience greater happiness in your life.
Diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35, this incredible mother raised three girls and left a legacy that will inspire every one of us. You do not want to miss this beautiful tribute, written by one of her daughters.
This 20-minute podcast by Saren, her mom, and her sisters, Saydi, Shawni and Charity, offers simple, meaningful ideas for creating a wonderful Thanksgiving season.
In this week’s Radio Show, April and Saren share simple tried-and-true ideas for making gratitude and optimism a more prevalent part of our lives and our children’s lives.
Ever feel at your breaking point? See how gratitude helped one mother who was there.
I realize the agony and the ecstasy on the soccer field is teaching me some good parenting lessons. My life is a million small shots on goal. Usually, I shank it to the side or I overshoot the goal. Does this mean that I’m wasting my time and energy? Is this all for nothing? I hope not.
I have to admit, when I first looked at this book, I thought, “What do you need to write a whole book about this for? You just teach your kids to say ‘thank you’.” But after I spent some time with the book, I realized there was a lot more to this gratitude thing.
Motherhood is a beautiful, wonderful pursuit. But it sure involves a lot of mundane tasks that have to be done again and again and again! In this week’s Radio Show, April and Saren discuss ways to find meaning and magic in the mundane.
I read this article in a magazine last week that really struck a chord with me. It talked about how our thoughts can really drive us forward towards the things we want most – or they can bog us down and hold us back and lead us away from what we really want. Most of […]