This humorous and validating post describes the “unseen work” of mothers: chauffeuring our kids, studying our kids, teaching our kids, planning traditions for our kids, and managing all of the paperwork that comes along the way!
Posts in the "Parenting and Family Life" category:
According to researchers, the teen brain grows and changes significantly during puberty. How can this knowledge influence the way we raise our teenagers?
Motherhood is not a glamorous job. For myself, leaving behind the world of positive feedback and constructive criticism was one of the hardest parts of motherhood. Here are five ways I’ve discovered I can evaluate and gage my own progression as a mother.
Today we’re presenting three great posts from deliberate mothers in our community who have a LOT of wisdom to share!
After having raised a few teenagers, I have discovered something that works every time. If I make sure that I am sitting on the living room couch when they get home, they will come in through the door, sit down near me, and TALK! I have experienced this “little miracle” again and again with my […]
Here we are: summer has ended and we’re gearing up for fall. So, why is it that I feel the need to do spring cleaning now?
What will your kids actually remember about their childhood? As April sends her 18 year old daughter, Alia, off to college, she shares what actually mattered in the end.
Something big happened to me this week. Something . . .transformational. My youngest child started school.
Prepare your children for the tricks of potential abusers and abductors with these three strategies: teach, ask questions, and practice.
In this week’s encore radio show, Saren and April discuss some of their own experiences handling sibling rivalry (some that work, some that don’t!). They talk about when to ignore the arguing, which discipline strategies work best for them, and where they go for additional answers.
In this podcast, April and Eric Perry share a few simple ideas for setting up systems that can help families make progress on their goals while strengthening family relationships.
Whatever stage you’re in, it’s hard, and there are a lot of things to hate. But we’re not going to talk about those things right now. We’re going to focus on the things we love.