Time and time again, we’ve been told that family dinner really matters. There are so many studies that show a strong correlation between regular family dinners and everything from having better relationships with their current and future families to being more likely to go to college and have a stable job. But how do we make family dinner work?
Posts in the "Establishing Systems" category:
Routines help things run smoothly and cut down on stress. Setting up the right routines and educating our children about how the routines should work is important. But we’ve got to cut ourselves some slack when things don’t go as planned! There’s always tomorrow…
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.
I love the feeling of checking things off my list and progressing towards goals. But I’m learning to cherish the “doing” just as much as the “getting it done.” Parenthood is about beautiful processes, not just end results.
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.
Want a good balance of structure and fun this summer? This post is for you!
Family road trips can be wonderful! Check out these concrete tips on packing (list included), car time, hotels and more from a mom with lots of road trip experience.
Whatever your family size, age, and personality, we can help make this summer your family’s best yet!
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!
It can be a real struggle to get your kids to do their schoolwork. But what if you could do one simple thing to transform schoolwork from feeling like busywork to feeling like a powerful learning experience? Author Amanda Roos is a school teacher and has some great ideas!
Check out the simple system one mom devised to help make their mornings go more smoothly.
After dealing with the accumulation of way too much stuff during a recent move, Saren figured out some rules of thumb to keep stuff from taking over again in her new house. She also tried a “stuff fast” which resulted in some great side effects. . .