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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…
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.
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!
As the school year starts, we help our children embrace new learning opportunities and friendships while helping them get organized and set up for success. Here are some simple ideas to help YOU enjoy more learning, friends and organization too!
Research shows that establishing a personal relationship with your child’s teacher is the single most important thing you can do to help your child do well in school. But how does a mom establish such a relationship?
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.
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.
I grew up in a big family – a really big one (I’m the oldest of 9 children and my husband is the 8th of the 9 children in his family) – so I’ve been part of a lot more birthday celebrations than your average person. Plus I’ve been putting together birthday celebrations for my 5 kids for 18 years now. So I’ve learned a thing or two…
Easter can be simple, cheap, and oh-so-meaningful. Here are Saren’s favorite ideas for easy, Christ-focused Easter traditions.
I want to live in a community where women can showcase their strengths and pursue their talents– at home and in the workforce–without the fear of being or looking “too good.” When women excel, at anything, it is good for all of us.