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Getting Busy While At Home

Getting Busy While At Home

Just a few weeks ago, we were running from school to practice to dinner to homework.  Parents are often stretched to the limit by jam packed schedules.  You and I have wished that life would slow down.  All of a sudden that wish has come true in a very dramatic way. ...

Video: Stuck at Home COVID Advice for Moms

Hi friends! While we are isolating ourselves at home, we can look for the silver lining.  Here are a few ideas to help ease your cabin fever: Coronavirus advice for moms Stuck at home? Coronavirus advice for moms Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on...
Video:  Community Service for Kids

Video: Community Service for Kids

Community service isn’t just something to put on a college application. How can you make it a way of life for your family? Now don’t get overwhelmed – or overcommitted. You certainly don’t have to do everything. But I think, we all need to do...
Podcast:  Emma Mae Jenkins Be Loved

Podcast: Emma Mae Jenkins Be Loved

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Social media is a part of life for many teens. How can we help our kids to use it well? How can we help our kids stay positive amidst moves, friend trouble, and bullying? Debut author Emma Mae Jenkins joins me on this...
Podcast: Josh Burnette Adulting 101

Podcast: Josh Burnette Adulting 101

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here:  Are you concerned your kids will never grow up?  When your son or daughter leaves your house at 18, will he or she be ready? Josh Burnette co-author of the book Adulting 101: Wisdom for Life is here to help!  Entering...
Video:   Separation anxiety with your phone?

Video: Separation anxiety with your phone?

Might you or your child need a “phoney pack”? I read a Wall Street Journal article about a teacher in Indianapolis who kept her student’s phone in a clear plastic pouch, so the student could SEE the phone still but not use it. Can your child survive...
Two Easy Ways to Get Fit with Hubby

Two Easy Ways to Get Fit with Hubby

Who is more of a health nut in your family – you or your husband? Neither or both? We all have our ideas about fitness. Our church is going through the Daniel Plan by Rick Warren which is jump-starting some good conversations (and even workouts). Here are 2...
Translating the 5 Love Languages

Translating the 5 Love Languages

James and I celebrated our 21st anniversary this month.  There is always more to learn! In this week’s FB live chat, I’ll let you know the AHA experience I had with James about the five love languages.  Think of the love languages as money (currency) that...
Podcast: Barb Roose I’m Waiting God

Podcast: Barb Roose I’m Waiting God

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Are you waiting on God? Maybe you are waiting for God to answer your prayers about your children, or to help your troubled marriage. Speaker and author Barb Roose is here to help us with insights from her Bible study,...
Creative Christmas Gifts for Your Spouse

Creative Christmas Gifts for Your Spouse

Are you looking for creative gift ideas for your spouse?  Neckties and flannels have their place, but maybe you’re looking for something different for your spouse this year.  What can you give your husband or wife that will communicate your love without breaking the...
Podcast: Dave Willis Teaching Boys about Sex

Podcast: Dave Willis Teaching Boys about Sex

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Boys are learning about sex but they are probably not learning what you wish they were learning.  Advice and comments from friends, and pornography can be misleading and destructive. Teaching your son about sex can be...
Video:  Getting Your Kids in a Grateful Mood

Video: Getting Your Kids in a Grateful Mood

With Thanksgiving coming next week, this is a great time to prime the pump of gratitude at home.  Here are a few ways you can stoke gratitude and thanksgiving in your own life and in your children.   Getting Your Kids in a Grateful Mood Are your kids great at...
Video: Building a Dream Marriage

Video: Building a Dream Marriage

Even during the parenting years, you can build a DREAM marriage! What would a dream marriage look like for your husband? I chat very honestly about my own marriage – and I think it will make you laugh… Keep DREAMING as a couple The story of 4...
Podcast:  Dear Daughters with Susie Davis

Podcast: Dear Daughters with Susie Davis

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Do you sometimes wonder if you’re doing life right?  Maybe you long for a guide who is a few steps ahead of you.  Author and mentor Susie Davis understands the importance of having a mentor.  You’ll be...
Technology and Your Girl

Technology and Your Girl

Is your daughter obsessed with a phone, iPad, YouTube or social media? Or maybe she’s doing fine now, but you are concerned about her future…on screens! That’s why we have to keep talking about healthy tech use.  In this news segment on CBS San Diego...
Your Biggest Fear

Your Biggest Fear

What is your biggest fear as a parent? I had to laugh as I read this blog post entry from about 12 years ago: My biggest fear was realized 10,000 feet in the air.  No, I’m not afraid of heights.  I’m afraid of screaming babies on airplanes.  Every year, we head from...
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