In this week’s encore episode, Saren and April talk openly and honestly about some methods they’ve found to be really helpful when it comes to simmering down during situations that are about to boil over.
We have a zero-tolerance policy in my house when it comes to kindness to each other. But have I taught my kids that the same rules apply on the playground, in a friend’s home, at school, and even in the forever-long checkout line?
Like adults, children crave love and attention, especially from their mothers–their first “true love.” Creating “I Love You” rituals in the home is probably one of the simplest things you can do as a mother to yield big results. Here are some fun ways to get you started!
Here’s a fun encore podcast to help support our deliberate mothers this summer. Yes, there’s often a lot of “stuff” to do, but it’s totally possible to enjoy the process. Enjoy!
My son started repeating specific lines from the books we had read about why it was so good to be a big brother. The repetition of reading the books had taught him how to navigate this situation. I realized then the power of a book to teach.
Children are meant to be who they are. I think this is the most important concept that we as parents can let sink in. We are not meant to control another person. We are not doing a job with the title “behavior management consultant.”
My social media addiction was disconnecting me from the most important things in life. I walked away from Instagram for a month and gained so much from not being tethered to technology.
As mothers, we often feel taxed. And we wonder if we have the energy to keep going. And we don’t ALWAYS enjoy the moments. Today we’re sharing three audio posts to help you take care of yourself and find more joy along the way!
Even if you’ve never tried yoga before, the concepts in this book can help you find inner calm during the “spilt milk” moments of life.
“If I had four more arms and one more brain, I might be able to help you.” This phrase is uttered a lot around my house lately. With five children demanding my attention and help throughout the day, the playing field is very lopsided. I often feel like there is just not enough of me […]
I’ve struggled to know how to respond in that moment when I’m feeling exhausted and frustrated and the older lady tells me to “enjoy every moment.” I think the message underneath her advice is, “I miss my kids. I miss being a mom.”
Without nurturing their own energy, passion, and health–and without setting limits on their own activity–women are useful to no one. Self-care is about controlling your own health and happiness. It means the people in your life receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.