The road to extracurricular insanity is paved with good intentions…or so the saying goes. Sarah has always resisted the pressure to sign her kids up for multiple sports, clubs, and activities, but somehow Fall 2019 landed the Powers family with a crazy after school schedule. Join Meagan and Sarah as we discuss how it happened, what it revealed, and how it’s all coming to an end this week. Enjoy!
Roasts, stews, gourd-shaped baked goods, and soups that pair with a storybook read-aloud–we are leaning in hard this fall to cozy seasonal cooking. Join Meagan and Sarah as we discuss what we’ve been feeding our families lately, what we aspire to make and bake this fall, and how we like to bring the season to our table in both the food and décor departments.
I’ve never been one to love the idea of limitations, but when pressed, I have to grudgingly admit that they have an important place. Having a “container” to work within can actually inspire great creativity and satisfaction – when we let it. But when we fight those limits, we tend to create frustration and dissatisfaction with what actually is – not to mention, messy tableaus stuffed with objects that just don’t fit.
Fall means football, whether you care a little bit, a ton, or not at all. This inspired us to talk about the way sports fandom relates to family culture in a broader way–from bonding across generations over a favorite team, to navigating marital stress when one partner prioritizes game day over family time. We also look at the positive lessons (and potentially troublesome ones) that kids can learn from watching televised sports, and how even fair-weather fans can find teachable moments in sports culture.
September is a month of starts for many of us–new school routines, fresh creative inspiration, first days of activities tied to the academic year. And, on the flip side, it’s also a month where we look at our planners and realize how close we are to finishing out a calendar year that seems like it started just yesterday.
It’s officially fall, no matter what kind of whether you’re enjoying. Meagan and Sarah chat fall décor, fall wardrobes, experiencing fall in different parts of the country, and more in this More Than Mom episode of The Mom Hour. Join us!