At a recent Power of Moms Retreat, Saydi Shumway (a social worker and professional photographer), presented important research about happiness as well as simple but very effective ways to find greater joy in motherhood. In this episode, Saydi shares the main points from her presentation.
Should you take that assignment to school that your child left at home? Should you pick them up from school whey they say they feel sick when their sickness seems highly dubious? It’s such a challenge to figure out when we’re crossing the line from showing compassion for our children to coddling and enabling them!
Saren interviews online learning expert, Heather Clayton Staker, about how we can help our children more fully reap the benefits of the vast online learning opportunities now available.
In this episode, Saren reads a post she wrote back when her oldest child was just entering the teenage years as well as a very honest post she just wrote about what she’s currently learning and struggling to understand about teens now that her oldest is 15.
In this week’s Radio Show, Saren talks with her two teenage sons about cell phones. They discuss how to enjoy the benefits of phones and technology while avoiding the drawbacks and share some points from their family’s “Technology Contract.”
Do you sometimes wonder whether you’re really making a difference? Do you see your dreams of doing big things fading away as you deal with all the little things that the little people around you need, day in and day out? In this audio post, Saren shares an “a-ah” moment that helped her to see […]
To celebrate our ONE HUNDREDTH episode, April and Saren share what they’ve learned over the past seven and a half years as they’ve co-directed the Power of Moms website and interacted with hundreds of thousands of moms around the world.
In this episode, Saren (mother of five children ages 10-15) talks with Janelle (mother of 5 children ages 1-7) share three concrete (and totally do-able!) coping strategies for dealing with the hard stuff that comes with having small children who are close in age.
In this episode, Saren reads and discusses her popular and heart-tugging post, “Are You Getting What YOU Need Out of Motherhood?” She shares great stories and offers concrete ideas for how we maximize the wonderful fulfillment that motherhood can offer.
Join Saren and her friend Janelle for some good laughs as they share some of their craziest motherhood moments – and maybe a tear or two as they share some tender experiences with the kindness that can be on the flip side of the craziness.
What do you see in this photo? The beautiful flowers in the sun? Or the messy papers and dirty windows? As we look at our lives as mothers, we can CHOOSE which parts to focus on. And happiness comes from focusing on the beauty we can always find.
In this episode, Saren offers great ideas on how we can more happily accept the hard stuff that is inevitably part of our lives as mothers while figuring out how to decrease or eliminate some things that just aren’t working for us.