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.
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“You get what you get, and you don’t throw a fit.” Have you ever said this to your child? Have you ever said it to yourself? Author Tomie Day Bankhead explains how this simple, childhood lesson can help us accept the disappointments of life and become more optimistic, positive mothers.
What is perfect? It’s such a personal thing. If I were to ask you to describe your “perfect” day, it would most likely be different from the description I would give. What about the perfect man, or the perfect meal, or the perfect weather? The media is always trying to impose their definition of perfect […]
Diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35, this incredible mother raised three girls and left a legacy that will inspire every one of us. You do not want to miss this beautiful tribute, written by one of her daughters.
Motherhood is often punctuated by challenges, sometimes small and mundane and sometimes lasting and heart-wrenching. How can we get through them? The Stockdale Paradox, a mix of optimism and discipline, could be part of your solution.
This article was originally published on June 4, 2011. It used to drive me crazy when mothers of older children would say this to me. All I could think was how easy it was for them to say that when their children could bathe themselves, dress themselves, feed themselves, entertain themselves, get in and out […]
While mini-catastrophes mean nothing in comparison to the larger problems of the world, these types of experiences happen day in and day out in family life. And if we aren’t careful, they can wear us down and cause us to look at our otherwise wonderful lives through an irritated and gloomy lens.
In this episode, Saren offers powerful insights to help you recognize how you may be hijacking your happiness and simple ideas and stories to help you pump up the gratitude and experience greater happiness in your life.
Rachel Ramsey Cruze is back to POM Radio to talk about her brand new book, Love Your Life, Not Theirs. In this age of constantly comparing ourselves to other people and feeling like we never have enough resources to compete with the rest of the world, this book is a fantastic reminder of core principles and […]
It’s great to plan a family trip when everything goes well and everyone has a good time, but when things start to fall apart, it becomes an adventure! “Our trip became one of the weaving moments of the fabric of our family, and hopefully we taught our children that when it rains, you sing.”
You’re most likely going through something difficult right now. It could be something personal–deeply personal or private, and you can’t really speak with anyone about it. This is a podcast that was recorded specifically to help heal your heart.
This 20-minute podcast by Saren, her mom, and her sisters, Saydi, Shawni and Charity, offers simple, meaningful ideas for creating a wonderful Thanksgiving season.