In an April 11 article published online by the American Academy of Pediatrics, results of a research project showed that young mothers (average age 25)consume more sugar-sweetened beverages and saturated fat than women in the same age group without children, resulting in higher BMIs. And while the authors said these women may have had higher BMIs simply […]
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September is “Be Nice To Another Mom Month”
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.
The Holidays: Stop, Simplify, Enjoy
As a mom, you have the opportunity to see the sparkle in your children’s eyes, so be deliberate in what you want to accomplish this season. Don’t be so overwhelmed and overscheduled that you miss it.
Tried and True Holiday Planning Tips [Season 3 Episode 7]
Do you want to feel more peace and joy this season? For me, that happens when the logistics are under control and my mind can rest. Come join us today for some new ideas that will help!
Halloween: Fun or Frightful?
Is Halloween getting a little out of control? Do you love or hate Halloween? Check out this article for great ideas about how you can maximize the fun and minimize the frightful aspects of Halloween in your family.
Favorite Low-Stress Halloween Traditions [Season 3, Episode 4]
Looking for low stress Halloween traditions that can make this time of year enjoyable for your family–and not just an excuse for a lot of sugar? Join us for this community roundup of great idea!
Spiritual Sundays: Easter Seder
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.
Establishing School-Year Routines
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.
Book Summary: Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids
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 Mother’s Day to Remember
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.
Mothers Day with Less Stress and More Meaning
Check out these simple and meaningful ideas for gifts for your mom, grandma, mother-in-law, friends – and for yourself!
A Powerful Alternative to Setting Goals
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 […]
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