As preschools and kindergartens focus more and more on skills and readiness checklists, on worksheets and pre-determined crafts, our small children are missing some of the magic of early childhood.
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Whatever your family size, age, and personality, we can help make this summer your family’s best yet!
Have you heard the theory you need at least 10,000 hours of practice to become really good at something? Well I’ve made 10,000 meals for my family, and I’ve learned a thing or two.
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.
Power of Moms Co-Director, Saren, spent a solid month visiting the 12 oldest National Parks in the west last summer (camping the whole way!). In this week’s encore episode, Saren shares how this all came about and what her family gained through this wild and wonderful adventure. The principles offered apply to all families whether […]
Looking for easy ways to make the month of February – and Valentine’s Day in particular – special for your family? These 3 audio posts read by Jennifer Brimhall are chock full of easy, meaningful activities to help your family draw closer together – any time of the year! SHOW NOTES Click below for each […]
What do your hands say about you? I have my mother’s hands–overworked, baggy knuckled, a bit bony, sinewy hands. They are cracked, but not dry and they are skinny but not delicate. These hands are tools, not accessories.
At this time of year, it’s so easy to get caught up in the letters to Santa, the hustle and bustle of getting gifts for our children, the parties, the events that we lose track of some of the most beautiful opportunities this season has to offer. In this episode, Saren reads three chapters from […]
Ready to make the holidays special–-yet easier on ourselves? You won’t want to miss today’s episode featuring three excellent posts from Power of Moms!
The idea behind the Christmas Eve Scavenger Hunt is very simple: get out into our community and do as much service as we can in the allotted time.
Every year our family does the 12 Days of Christmas. We choose a family that is in need of some added Christmas cheer and we secretly deliver gifts every night before Christmas.As much as I love this tradition, and highly recommend it to your family, I really want to add more giving in simple ways to our Christmas season.
In our fast-paced, technology-driven society, mealtimes present a rare opportunity to spend a few screen-free moments with your family. I decided that I wasn’t willing to sacrifice this precious time together because of food battles and instead chose to focus on the quality of our interactions around the table.