My experience with bed bugs taught me a profound lesson in compassion and humility. We all have our daily battles. Some are more severe than others, yet each one is valid.
When I was cut off from technology, I found an inner clarity and peace that I hadn’t thought possible in a hectic home with four young children. As it turned out, it was possible all along. I just had to stop staring at a screen long enough to see it.
Do you long to feel more connected to your spouse? Do you wish for more fun and friendship in your marriage? Would you like to understand how you can protect and enhance your connection with your children? Did you know that relationship conflicts and discomfort most often stem from unmet attachment needs? Saren recently attended […]
I liked that this book taps into our natural tendency to think “How did my parents handle this situation? Was I like this as a kid??” It helps you think through your experiences to identify the cause of your parenting style and see if a change needs to be made.
We all have days (or weeks or months) when when our best efforts just don’t seem to be enough. In this week’s episode, Saren shares her own struggles with “being enough” and reads three powerful posts that offer concrete ideas to help us see the good when we’re feeling pretty bad and recognize that we […]
Must-haves in an emergency go-bag can double to prepare your child both physically and psychologically.
How can we as mothers bring healthy and positive emotions into our parenting–and get our kids to laugh more? Kate and April share ideas on how we can make space for our children’s emotions (and ours, as well!).
My battle with Postpartum Depression was so hard and all-consuming that it shook my belief in myself as a mother. I hope that if you are a new mother with PPD, you will reach out for medical help without worrying about stigma or social pressure after reading about my experience.
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.
Although watching people fight seems to be a national past time (on TV, in political debates, and all over the tabloids), I don’t know a single person who enjoys the fighting at home. Sometimes it feels like there’s no hope in sight. (But there is . . . keep reading.)
fIn this encore episode, Saren talks with Katie Kimball from Kitchen Stewardship about how what we eat, the way we talk about food, and the way we prepare and pack our kids food is such an important part of parenting that’s why so many parents get the best food and appliances for making it, and packing […]
After years of struggling with how to “do it all,” I’ve finally figured out a simple idea (though still not easy in practice) for how to get everything done.