Parenting teenagers is a whole new ball game! Power of Moms Co-Founder, Saren, and her sister, Shawni, who runs the popular blog, 71 Toes, have three teenagers between them plus a couple of pre-teens. They share what they’re learning about building and maintaining strong relationships with teenagers. Some of the main tips they discuss: Strive...
Check out these simple and meaningful ideas for making the whole month of November into a season of thanksgiving for your family.
Don't we all want to make reading a bigger part of our family lives--and our personal lives? This week, April and Saren share lots of great recommendations for books to read with our children and books to read on our own, as well as tips for how to use audio books to integrate "reading"...
How do we be calm in our hearts when our kids are crying and our minds are cluttered with worries about everything from finances to what to make for dinner to how a certain child is behaving? Saren shares important tips and includes a recent TV clip.
Building on what Saren learned and thought about during her grandmother's funeral a few days ago, April and Saren discuss the things they hope their children and grandchildren will be able to say about them one day.
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.
How can we build relationships and memories when our family time is eaten up by media and extracurricular activities? Saren shares some simple and helpful practices that can make a real difference.
What's the key to success? It's not talent or good looks or social skills. It's GRIT. Saren shares a story about how she's working to build grit in her family.
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!
Here at Power of Moms, we call ourselves a “gathering place for deliberate mothers.” But what IS a deliberate mother? Are YOU a deliberate mother? We bet you are. (Or you probably wouldn’t be here.) In this 30-minute radio show podcast, April and Saren build on the great definitions provided by our Facebook community and...
When we go into a new day thinking, “I'm going to get all this stuff done and have magical moments with my children,” we end up disappointed somewhere along the way. While it's great to be positive, it's also great to be realistic!
A few months ago, I took my children to an amazing concert and watched children perform amazing feats with their instruments. It was breathtaking to see these small people execute extremely difficult music. Then I wondered, do I have a gifted musician in my family?