Are you outlasting the challenges of motherhood? Or is your endurance in need of some work? As mothers, we need to remember that we are built for the long haul—to outlast the hard moments, days, weeks, and years we have before us. We are built to last.
This mini-podcast was recorded a few years ago by me (April) and my friend Tricia Baird. Tricia had taken some parenting classes to certify to become a foster parent. Here she briefly shares a few pearls of wisdom, and three of her tips have made a HUGE difference for our community–with literally tens of thousands […]
It is always a challenge to strike a balance between getting things done and spending quality time with your family. Read one mom’s experience with choosing quality time over clean mirrors.
Do you want to have a deeper connection with your children, but aren’t quite sure how? You’re not alone! In this audio post, we have 3 articles that detail easy ways to make the most of the time you have with your family. Show Notes Links to Original Posts: The Heartbeat Check 7 Super Simple […]
My experience with bed bugs taught me a profound lesson in compassion and humility. We all have our daily battles. Some are more severe than others, yet each one is valid.
When I was cut off from technology, I found an inner clarity and peace that I hadn’t thought possible in a hectic home with four young children. As it turned out, it was possible all along. I just had to stop staring at a screen long enough to see it.
Do you long to feel more connected to your spouse? Do you wish for more fun and friendship in your marriage? Would you like to understand how you can protect and enhance your connection with your children? Did you know that relationship conflicts and discomfort most often stem from unmet attachment needs? Saren recently attended […]
I liked that this book taps into our natural tendency to think “How did my parents handle this situation? Was I like this as a kid??” It helps you think through your experiences to identify the cause of your parenting style and see if a change needs to be made.
We all have days (or weeks or months) when when our best efforts just don’t seem to be enough. In this week’s episode, Saren shares her own struggles with “being enough” and reads three powerful posts that offer concrete ideas to help us see the good when we’re feeling pretty bad and recognize that we […]
Must-haves in an emergency go-bag can double to prepare your child both physically and psychologically.
How can we as mothers bring healthy and positive emotions into our parenting–and get our kids to laugh more? Kate and April share ideas on how we can make space for our children’s emotions (and ours, as well!).
My battle with Postpartum Depression was so hard and all-consuming that it shook my belief in myself as a mother. I hope that if you are a new mother with PPD, you will reach out for medical help without worrying about stigma or social pressure after reading about my experience.