Since becoming a mother, it is hard to find blocks of uninterrupted time to sit, reflect, and write. But it is so important to me that my children have a record of the beautiful moments in their lives. If, like me, you want to keep a journal but struggle to find the time as a busy mother, here are five tips.
A few years ago, my family was going through a lot of changes. I looked for books to help my two-year-old know what to expect, but it was hard to find age-appropriate story lines. So I wrote my own book! It might be a perfect approach for you, too.
In this 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 food is such an important part of parenting. Katie offers concrete ideas about how to involve our children more in the preparation of food and really enjoy cooking […]
Are your children shocked by the consequences of their actions? Try this simple system to help them connect their choices with the consequences they experience.
What doesn’t get talked about much are the ways that single parenting is absolutely amazing. Which is a shame, because even though it’s hard, I know I have had some very special experiences that were only possible because I’m a single parent.
As my kids get older, I’m realizing that the solution to healthy eating AND sanity lies in one place: my kids need to learn to cook.
If you asked your children if it were possible for them to start their own businesses, what would they say? Would you hear a confident, resounding YES? Or maybe a disheartened, doubtful “probably not”? In this episode of Power of Moms Radio, April Perry interviews Kate Erickson–creator, engager and implementer over at EOFire, a 7-day-a-week […]
We tell ourselves stories about our lives and our children, but we can and need to tell ourselves the best part of our stories.
Most of us set some personal resolutions in January. But what about our families? This is a great time to discuss what’s working and not working in our families and decide on some things we’re going to work on together.
With a little imagination and creativity, mundane daily tasks can be transformed into fun memories. When you add a spoonful of sugar, it really does help the medicine go down. When you find the fun, “Snap! The job’s a game!”
The calendar is ready to turn, and you set your goals for how you will “finally get in shape” this year. Then you spend weeks and months trying your VERY hardest–without seeing results. Have you been there? Me too. Let’s talk.
We always tell ourselves, “I’ll never forget this moment.” But memories are fragile and time is fleeting. I often find myself looking back at pictures of my children and wondering what we talked about that day. I wish I could remember all of these things, but I can’t, or can I?