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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 Posted by Arlene...
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...
Podcast: Joy of Missing Out with Tonya Dalton

Podcast: Joy of Missing Out with Tonya Dalton

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: So many of us overwhelmed with long to-do lists. Our phones are constantly buzzing, pinging, and notifying. We feel busy but not productive. Help is on the way! Productivity expert Tonya Dalton helps us to strategize and...
Arlene on Focus on the Family today

Arlene on Focus on the Family today

How would you like to be happier as a wife? Let’s begin by going down memory lane.  Do you remember how happy you were when your husband proposed?  Here’s a photo of James and me the morning he proposed.  The year was 1998…and I was the happiest girl...
Servant Leadership at Home

Servant Leadership at Home

More about this at the bottom, but I have a new video course – absolutely free – about technology and girls.  It’s one way I can serve you! Today I wrote about serving others on my Proverbs 31 devotional. Becoming a leader in your home is about...