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Family Identity and Culture
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 -...
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.
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.
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.
Hard is Good - A Message from our Grandmothers

Hard is Good – A Message from our Grandmothers

There are some days when mothering is about as fun as traveling at eighty miles an hour on a blistering hot day on a motorcycle with no windshield in a bug storm! But let’s step back a moment, take ourselves out of the here-and-now and look at the big picture.
Do-It-Yourself Summer Camp

Do-It-Yourself Summer Camp

Last year we finally got summer right. We decided to forego regular summer camps and the kids and I came up with our own plan for a "Loosli Learning Adventures Camp" including some required activities to keep our bodies and brains active and our house clean and plan for getting to our "bucket list" of...
Strike a Pose...

Strike a Pose…

You’re probably asking yourselves what in the world we are doing…well, glad you asked.