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Why My Children Don’t Watch TV News

This morning I spe with my friend Dr. Bill Maier on Faith Radio.  He brought up the violence in the news with the police-involved shootings, rioting, and gunman shooting people in malls.  It’s overwhelming bad and fearful news – especially for children.  He asked about the impact of watching this kind […]


Trading Mom Anxiety for Peace

Today in my devotion with Proverbs 31 Ministries, I write about Saul’s father and the worry he probably experienced as a parent. There are many worries that can fill our hearts as moms and dads. What if my child feels left out or made fun of? What if my child […]


Connecting with Your Son

This week I celebrate the birth of my firstborn.  Ethan is now a 12 year old middle schooler! As he grows up, I know a challenge for many moms is to stay connected to their tween/teen son.  When they are babies, connection comes easily. When they are toddlers and preschoolers and […]


Five Ways to Become a More Positive, Purposeful Parent

Parenting is a tough job whether you have toddlers, teenagers or any age in-between.  If you’ve snapped at your kids lately or been frustrated by their behavior, take a moment to review these five ways to become a positive, purposeful parent now: #1:  Make character building the highest priority. […]


Proverbs 31 Giveaway: 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom

****This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations April!**** Welcome friends from Proverbs 31. So glad you could stop by for a little encouragement especially for moms! This amazing hair photo is my daughter Lucy when she was one.  As you can see, she was having a particulary awesome hair day! […]


Fostering a Growth Mindset in Your Child

We are fully immersed in school in the Pellicane household.  Being on a year-round schedule, we started on July 20 and are practically experts now at back to school! I must tell you a happy school story.  At Noelle’s 5th grade orientation, I was so pleased when her teacher talked […]


Book Giveaway: With All Due Respect

***This giveaway is now closed.  Congrats to our winner Heather!***   Authors Debbie Hitchcock and Nina Roesner are new friends and I’m so glad to introduce their new bo With All Due Respect to you about parenting teens. I listened recently to Debbie’s interview with Family Life Today and the difficult […]