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The Anti-Summer-Bucket-List Campaign

I am aiming this summer to stop my mom-overachievement tendencies and to see instead where a quieter journey takes us. I want to explore a new kind of summer bucket list this year. Or, I guess you could say an anti-list.

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When Things Feel Out of Control- Episode 117

Do you want to feel more joy in motherhood, but your life feels too hard? In this audio post, April Perry shares an anonymous email from one of our community members–plus several beautiful responses that will give ALL of us a lift!

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Everyone Needs Backup

When you run into a challenge, do you ever wish you could “phone a friend” or call in a back up? See how one mother does just that.

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Four Simple Words

Sometimes being the “perfect” mother means taking a step back and seeing yourself from the eyes of your child.

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Finding the Right Preschool Option – Episode 116

In this week’s episode, Saren and her friend Janelle discuss what they believe is most important for preschool-aged children and share what the Joy School program can offer to kids – and moms! While this episode focuses on the benefits of the Joy School co-op preschool curriculum, the principles that Saren and Janelle discuss apply […]

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Three Strategies for Being a Less Annoying Parent

I am an annoying parent. I’m not talking about being annoying to other people; I’m talking about being annoying to my children themselves. I’ve found that when I tweak the delivery of my expectations to be less irritating, I enjoy parenting more and have fewer battles with my strong-willed son.

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Signs of Life

Once I admired the museum-like homes of women who decorate with exquisite vases and see the sunrise through fingerprint-free windows. But museums are for halted history. My life is in vibrant, living color. The signs are everywhere, splashed across the canvas of our home where we are alive and well.

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Book Summary: Has Hollywood Lost Its Mind?

Chris Hicks has been a movie reviewer for both newspapers and radio for over 30 years. In his book, he explains the history and process of getting a movie rated, as well as the politics and profit strategies at work. He also offers a passionate challenge to both Hollywood and parents to protect childhood by making and viewing movies wisely.

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Putting more Nature in our Nurturing: Episode 115

In this episode, Saren shares some personal experiences, eye-opening statistics, and research about how important it is for children to engage with nature. She also shares some concrete and easy ways that we can make nature a more meaningful part of our children’s lives.

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Goals That Can Fall Down

Trying to set and accomplish goals as a mother with children (let alone little ones underfoot) can be a shaky if not downright doomed process. How can we remedy this reality to still seek out progress for ourselves and our families?