How do we handle the hyped-up but somewhat meaningless holiday of Halloween? Saren shares what works for her family when it comes to costumes, pumpkins, sugar, parties, and scary but not-too-scary books and movies.
Do you find Halloween to be fun? Stressful? Scary? Annoying? All of the above? How can you make Halloween really work for your family? This week’s episode offers great ideas!
As the school year starts, we help our children embrace new learning opportunities and friendships while helping them get organized and set up for success. Here are some simple ideas to help YOU enjoy more learning, friends and organization too!
If your children have recently gone back to school or your school year is about to begin, you’re probably going through some of the same things we’re going through. There are lots of emotions involved and new schedules to consider. Some of us are redefining ourselves as we enter a new stage of motherhood. Join […]
What kind of schooling is right for our children? Public school? Charter school? Neighborhood school? Private school? Homeschool? There are so many choices these days! In this popular episode from our archives, April and Saren share what works for them and offer helpful ideas to help you decide what is right for your children and […]
In this encore 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 internationally-acclaimed Joy School co-op preschool option, the principles that Saren and Janelle discuss […]
We love the fun parades, barbecues, and fireworks, but here are some ideas to teach the real meaning of the holiday!
Is it our job to make our children’s childhood magical? Or should we simply get out of the way so our kids can make their own magic? Join Saren and April for this encore presentation where they share ideas for how we can: foster creativity in our children as we encourage them to make their own […]
In this fun episode from our archives, Saren interviews her 9-year-old twins about their summer goals and about why goals and some “productive” activities are important during the summer. Feel free to have your children join you in listening to this one!
How can mothers move away from the negative self-talk that leads to the downward-spiraling “OWW” cycle and adopt the beautiful and positive attitudes of the exciting “WOW” cycle? Building on Todd Herman’s “mental game” video series, we’re going to dive into the “how-tos.”
Ready for Father’s Day? Check out this post full of simple and meaningful ideas for working with your children to make Father’s Day wonderful.
In this week’s 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.