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 […]
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.
In this episode, Saren shares some experiences she’s had with one of those age-old parenting issues – getting kids to clean up their room. She also shares some helpful tips for figuring out when it may be time to “give up” or simply let up on certain things that we want our children to do […]
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.