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.
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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.
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
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.
In this episode, Saren talks with Katie Kimball about concrete ideas to help us really enjoy cooking alongside our children as we teach them responsibility, build their skills and self-confidence, and get them excited about healthy eating.
In this week’s episode, Saren interviews Stephanie Langford from Entrefamily.com about her amazing and budget-friendly around-the-world family travels and how every family can help their children become “citizens of the world” even if serious family travel isn’t in the cards.
Did you know there are two things you can do in under 5 minutes a day that would make a huge difference for you and your family? In this week’s podcast episode, Saren explains the 6-second hug and the tuck-in compliment. Listen and join the challenge!
Educating our children is one of our most important duties as a parent and sometimes we need to get creative to come up with schooling options that feel right. In this episode, Saren talks with her 14-year-old twins about the hybrid of homeschool and regular school that they are doing this year.
How can we enbrace the fun of elves and Santa and gifts while helping our children understand the real meaning of Christmas? This episode is full of simple but powerful ideas for traditions that can bring the magic AND infuse more meaning.
At this time of year, it’s so easy to get caught up in the letters to Santa, the hustle and bustle of getting gifts for our children, the parties, the events that we lose track of some of the most beautiful opportunities this season has to offer. Listen as Saren reads three popular posts about helping children get excited about giving and protecting family time during the holidays.
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.
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?