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Author Archive for Saren Eyre Loosli

About the Author:

Saren adores her five energetic, adventurous, precocious children but doesn't totally adore the mess and busyness and bickering that that comes with them! She grew up all over the world, went to college and grad school in Boston, ran enrichment programs for kids and then finally found her Mr. Right, Jared. When she's not trying to answer five different needs and questions at once, she works on The Power of Moms, runs some programs at her kids' school and operates a little preschool curriculum company. She currently lives in Ogden, Utah and loves reading, hiking, and biking with her family (or by herself when possible!). She often struggles with balance but finds joy in being involved in many things that are meaningful to her.
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Setting Simple Family Resolutions

Setting Simple Family Resolutions

Most of us set some personal resolutions in January. But what about our families? This is a great time to discuss what's working and not working in our families and decide on some things we're going to work on together.
Thought Replacement Therapy

Thought Replacement Therapy

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...
Big Things are Made out of Little Things

Big Things are Made out of Little Things

I love my kids and I'm grateful that my dream of having a family had come true. But when I was younger, mothering didn't come as naturally to me. Then, I read a quote by Mother Teresa that stuck with me and I realized that my purpose in life was under my nose. ...
Get Out of the Way and Let the Magic Happen

Get Out of the Way and Let the Magic Happen

You can’t force a moment. I know this but sometimes I still try. Yesterday there were lots of not-so-good moments. The kids were cranky and needy and I worked hard all day but didn’t feel like I got much done. We were late to everything because of domino effects of dumb little things that kept...
3 Steps to Starting a "Children for Children" Holiday Tradition

3 Steps to Starting a “Children for Children” Holiday Tradition

Saren shares simple, tried-and-true ideas for how your children can help children in need during the holidays.
Three Steps to Giving the Gift of Giving

Three Steps to Giving the Gift of Giving

When I was growing up, my siblings and I worked hard in November and December to earn money for Christmas presents. You see, along with the joy of receiving, my parents really wanted us to fully experience the joy of GIVING at Christmastime. So from the time we were very young, we worked, earned money...
Family Fun Jar - A Gift That Keeps on Giving

Family Fun Jar – A Gift That Keeps on Giving

The Family Fun Jar has become one of the most anticipated gifts our children get on Christmas Day - and it's a gift that keeps on giving all year long. Learn about how to create your own Family Fun Jar and check out the free download offered.
A Christmas Problem Over 100 Years Old

A Christmas Problem Over 100 Years Old

Check out some great ideas and insights for protecting what matters most during the holidays -- and enjoy great suggestions for holiday read-aloud classics.
Creating a Snapshot of Gratitude - Radio Show Episode 34

Creating a Snapshot of Gratitude – Radio Show Episode 34

In this Radio Show, April and Saren brainstorm the things they’re most grateful for right now and share what our Facebook community said they’re most grateful for. Plus they share a fun new Thanksgiving tradition that captures what everyone in your family is most grateful for each year (in writing or with a voice recorder)...
It's Going to be Hard - and that's OK

It’s Going to be Hard – and that’s OK

This has been a crazy week. We've had conflicting events involving family members pretty much every evening; one son has needed tons of help with homework every afternoon while the neighbors keep coming over to play...
Stuff-Control 101

Stuff-Control 101

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. . .
Simple and Meaningful Holiday Traditions: Family Life Podcast #2

Simple and Meaningful Holiday Traditions: Family Life Podcast #2

In this 30-minute podcast, Power of Moms Founder, Saren, and her sister Saydi share their favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas memories and traditions and offer principles to guide you as you create unique traditions for your family for each holiday. (Spoiler alert - the traditions that are beautiful to your family may not be Pinterest-worthy -...