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Video:  Chores and Your Child

Video: Chores and Your Child

Are chores part of the daily routine for your kids? Sometimes we moms can become more like maids and our children like houseguests! It does not, nor should not, be that way!  We are a team as a family, taking care of our home together because the tasks are much easier...
Video: Pressing Pause on Anger

Video: Pressing Pause on Anger

What happens when you tell your child to turn off the TV for dinnertime? That it’s time for chores? That you won’t buy that candy bar she’s begging you for? Angry outbursts are pretty common in everyday life – whether the venom is directed at...
Video:  Help!  I’m Worried about My Kids

Video: Help! I’m Worried about My Kids

A few weeks ago, Lucy fractured her ankle.  I worry she might trip again.  I worried because she couldn’t participate in this weekend’s family ski getaway (I happily stayed with her, off the mountain). While Lucy hobbled around in her boot, her sister...
Video:  Money + Marriage

Video: Money + Marriage

Do you and your spouse argue about money? Maybe one of you goes to Starbucks too often, or the other wants to spend more money on electronics or eating out. I interviewed Scott and Bethany Palmer, the Money Couple about the money personalities in my book 31 Days to a...
The Romance of Remembering

The Romance of Remembering

A special welcome to my Proverbs 31 friends! How can we keep romance alive and well in our marriages? My husband James and I tied the knot over 20 years ago.  It was supposed to rain on my wedding day, but thankfully it didn’t on that January day in Virginia....
Video: Fun, cheap date night ideas

Video: Fun, cheap date night ideas

Date night isn’t just for Valentine’s Day.  It’s for any day! The main thing is making the date fun and romantic. Kiss and hold hands like you did when you were dating. Even if you don’t feel like it…do affectionate things and affection...
Video: One Minute to Improve Your Marriage

Video: One Minute to Improve Your Marriage

Welcome to February…the month of Valentines and romance! In this weekly FB live video, I share one way James and I are cranking up the romance factor in the marriage. It was his idea…a kissing chart! One passionate daily kiss can do wonders to glue two...
Airing today on Focus on the Family

Airing today on Focus on the Family

What a joy today to be featured on one of my favorite radio programs Focus on the Family! Hosts Jim Daly and John Fuller do a stellar job making guests feel at home and bringing helpful information to families every day.  We are talking about the ideas in my book...
Video:  Week 1 of Calm, Cool, and Connected Book Study

Video: Week 1 of Calm, Cool, and Connected Book Study

It’s time for less phone and more life! This January, I’ll be providing a weekly video book study from “Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life.” We’ll get started with the first habit, the H in HABIT: Hold...
Video: Raising Givers, Not Takers

Video: Raising Givers, Not Takers

Does it ever feel like you are the one doing the giving, and everyone else in the family is doing the taking? Here are three tips from my book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom to teach your kids the joy of giving: (1) Teach them empathy for others (2) Participate in...
Video:  5 easy Thanksgiving projects

Video: 5 easy Thanksgiving projects

Here are 5 ideas to stoke gratitude in our families – both on Thanksgiving and all year long! 5 Easy Thanksgiving Projects to Stoke Gratitude Thanksgiving is coming…are your kids grateful people? Here are 5 ways you can help them practice gratitude, find...