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Family Building Ideas
Screen Time: How Much? Episode 28

Screen Time: How Much? Episode 28

Screen time is an issue for most deliberate mothers. How much time do your children spend in front of a TV, computer, tablet, or phone? Do you struggle to know how much is too much?
Our Favorite Books: Episode 19

Our Favorite Books: Episode 19

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"...
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.
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 -...
6 Steps to Making Family Service a Success

6 Steps to Making Family Service a Success

As we get into the holidays, many families are looking for service opportunities. Chantelle Adams regularly does service with her family and has some simple ideas to help you engage in meaningful service activities as a family. Decide on a need.  Take a look around you, read the newspapers, be aware of things that are...
9 Ways to Fill November with the Joy of Gratitude

9 Ways to Fill November with the Joy of Gratitude

Check out these simple and meaningful ideas for making the whole month of November into a season of thanksgiving for your family.
Introduction to November's Value: Peaceability

Introduction to November’s Value: Peaceability

Children need calmness. It gives them a kind of security. Peace and the control of temper is a powerful and important value that is largely a product of love and of the atmosphere created in a home!
A Deliberate Mother's Guide to Simple Halloween Fun

A Deliberate Mother’s Guide to Simple Halloween Fun

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.
Introduction to October's Value: Kindness and Friendliness

Introduction to October’s Value: Kindness and Friendliness

Kind, friendly people are generally more happy and successful than those who are often unfriendly and unkind. As we help our children work on kindness and friendliness, we're helping them to grow and stretch in very important ways. Check out these simple, tried-and-true ideas for teaching our children to be a little more kind and...
Two Simple Ways to Nourish Family Life

Two Simple Ways to Nourish Family Life

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.
Building Grit in our Kids

Building Grit in our Kids

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.