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Parenting is Not a Democracy

Parenting is Not a Democracy

Parenting is not a democracy.  My husband James has joked it’s more like a benevolent dictatorship! I’m not saying you shouldn’t consider your children’s opinions and preferences. I’m not saying the family meeting doesn’t have a...
Why Did I Write Parents Rising?

Why Did I Write Parents Rising?

I was sitting upstairs when my kitchen timer downstairs started beeping.  At first I ignored it.  I figured it would eventually stop beeping. But after my concentration had been hijacked for too long, I ran downstairs to turn it off. That’s a word picture of why...
We Must Connect and Disconnect

We Must Connect and Disconnect

The Connect Movie produced by Kirk Cameron comes out today. I will be in the theater tonight watching and praying that millions of parents will eventually see this important film about the dangerous effects of technology and particularly social media on our kids....
That’s One Cute Baby

That’s One Cute Baby

“Mom, he is so cute!” Noelle declared with great enthusiasm. Yes, that’s one cute baby!   I lit up when I showed my 6th grade daughter Noelle the photo of Lucas Warren, the one-year-old baby who is taking on the world with smiles.  He won the 2018...
Can happiness be a habit?

Can happiness be a habit?

A welcome to my friends from Proverbs 31!  No matter what is going on in your life, there is always reason to rejoice in God our Savior. Here’s a message I gave at my home church, Bonita Valley Community Church, about “The Happy Habit.”  I trust it...
What will you reset in 2018?

What will you reset in 2018?

The change of the calendar year brings promise of the new. But discouragement can settle in when everything seems to go back to normal. It does not have to be this way!  You can decide what you are going to reset in 2018.  One thing the Pellicane family is resetting...
Welcome to 2018

Welcome to 2018

Happy New Year friends! Here’s a 1-minute video with a few of our family highlights of 2017.  I hope it makes you smile.  Thank you for being a part of my life! One of my mom’s friends sent me this verse today and I share it gladly with you: How abundant...