Screen time is an issue for most deliberate mothers. How much time do your children spend in front of a TV, computer, tablet, or phone? Do you struggle to know how much is too much? In this episode, Saren and April offer some ideas that can really help!
Need some great tips for helping your family stay screen-free this week? Here’s a link to a past page for some great information and resources to help you accomplish that and get reconnected in real ways: Join Us for Screen-Free Week
Are you ever baffled by your child’s obsession with screens, phones, or video games? Dawn Wessman models a child-lead discussion that eliminated battles, improved her son’s mood, increased learning and activity level, as well as deepened their relationship.
Not all boys fit into the mold society creates for them, in which sports reign supreme. And that’s OK. The self-worth gained from a parent who says to their son “You are enough” is valuable beyond measure.
When I was younger, my dream was to be a mom. I envisioned myself married, having four kids (two boys and two girls, of course) and wearing scarves on my head (hey, I was born in the 70’s!) while driving everyone around to Little League.
I needed to take control of my negative thoughts and find a way to appreciate myself as a mother, so I found four ways to focus more on the good “mom”ents than the bad.
Do your kids struggle to eat anything green? This book by two mothers, one a pediatrician and one a speech-language pathologist, is filled with practical tips on how to help kids eat adventurously.
Many parenting situations are not funny at the time. In fact, some are downright horrifying! But the ability to look back and laugh can make all the difference in how we approach new challenges and put difficult times behind us.
As an overwhelmed new mom, Rachel Nielson finally acknowledged that she had an eating disorder. As part of her counseling, Rachel learned about a mindset called “intuitive eating” which taught her how to trust, respect, and listen to her body. Listen in as April and Rachel discuss what she learned.
If we come from dysfunction, at some point in our lives we must become our own loving parent. We must listen to the voice within—for it is in that voice that we are able to change negative cycles.
For five years I have been on a journey to discover how to balance my life, so I can feel more love, peace, and happiness with my family. Thankfully, I buried my “Supermom” cape long ago. I am enough, and so are you!
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.