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?
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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.
hat kind of schooling is right for our children? Public school? Charter school? Neighborhood school? Private school? Homeschool? There are so many choices these days! This episode can help you figure out what is right for your children and family.
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.
It’s 5:30pm. Everyone is hungry and cranky. There isn’t a lot in the fridge. What in the world are you going to make for dinner? If this sounds familiar, this episode is for you!
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 hope for strong happy friendships between our children, right? In this episode, Saren shares three important ways that we can set our children up for strong friendships now and in the future.
n this fun episode from a couple years ago, Saren interviews her 9-year-old twins about their summer goals and about why goals and some “productive” activities are important during the summer. Feel free to have your children join you in listening to this one!
We all want to raise responsible, grateful, helpful children. But that can be a challenge in a society where children feel they “need” the latest and greatest phone, clothing, etc. and where children feel put-upon to help out around the house because apparently none of their friends ever have to clean their rooms or do the dishes or complete whatever task we ask of them. In this episode, Saren offers some concrete ideas that can help.
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 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.”