Make an effort to reach out to another mother in your school or neighborhood tomorrow. Try to be a little more neighborly. Open yourself up to the idea of making a new friend. Build strong social and emotional supports among mothers within our living, breathing communities. Because mothers with caring and connected friendships make better moms in general for our children.
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Are you ready to get back into school routines? Check out the charts and morning, after-school and evening routines Saren’s family came up with.
Good Pictures Bad Pictures is an easy and powerful tool that I believe can make all the difference in protecting our families from addiction. I would love it if every family owned a copy of this book. Think of how many innocent children would be saved!
A year ago, I was dreading Mother’s Day. But the day turned out quite differently than I had expected. Looking back, I realize it was not because of special treatment I received, but because I made a decision to find joy in the day no matter what.
Check out these simple and meaningful ideas for gifts for your mom, grandma, mother-in-law, friends – and for yourself!
A few years ago, I got the idea to put together an Easter Seder so our family and friends could gather and tell the story of the last week of Jesus’ ministry through scripture verses and symbolic foods. With the Seder as the centerpiece of our Easter Sunday, our holiday is not just about colored eggs and chocolate, but about remembering Jesus together as a family.
This article was originally published on December 31, 2013. I grew up thinking that the mandatory requirement of New Year’s Day was to create a long list of resolutions. So I did. And I still do. (Because it’s a habit…and because it’s fun.) But what I’ve come to learn over the past few years […]
With the holidays right around the corner, Saren and April offer great ideas to help you figure out what events and activities are most important for YOUR family and plan how to get things done in an efficient and stress-free way.
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.
This is one of the most uncomfortable parts of parenthood, right? Speaking with our children about intimacy, sexual relationships and other really personal topics such as how treating sexually transmitted diseases is usually simple if you do it on time. Well, it doesn’t have to be. Dina Alexander, from Educate and Empower Kids, has made this […]
Instead of getting discouraged about what is going on in the political process, get involved and make a difference! You don’t have to be an expert; there are simple things you can do to begin to show up!
As summer approaches, my heart sinks because my children will be leaving. Since my divorce, I am legally bound to turn them over to their father. Now my summers are filled with time. And I am trying to savor the gift in spite of its aftertaste.