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Video: Buzz Buzz…Who’s Calling in Class?

Phones are buzzing in classrooms...who's calling most of the time? A recent Wall Street Journal article says that schools are instituting phone bans to cut down on classroom distractions. Students say, "My mother texts me all the time."...

Free Technology and Teens Summit Starts Today!

Smartphones and technology are the #1 stress, crisis, and questions from parents and leaders. Often, we don't know what to do with all of Gen Z's technology much less figure out how to use it to protect them. That's one reason why I wanted to be a part of the...

Podcast: Kids Say the Wisest Things with Jon Gauger

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Kids have a way of saying things adults would never say, revealing profound and sometimes even Biblical truths in their funny commentary on the world. My Happy Home podcast guest, Jon Gauger is here to remind us to pay...

Video: 3 Essentials for Your Child’s Health

As school begins for many kids, it can be overwhelming to think of everything your child needs. Lunch. Clean clothes. Permission slips signed. Rides coordinated. Video games monitored. Love tank filled. Phew...it can seem like a lot. Today's talk boils it down to 3...

Journaling for Busy Moms

I love buying and receiving journals.  When I was in high school, I filled journal after journal with my questions about life, my meanderings about what kind of job I should get, and of course, about all the boys I had crushes on. Decades later, I don't journal like I...

Writing a Thank You Letter to God

A special welcome to my friends from Proverbs 31 who read my devotion.  So glad you stopped by! The concept of writing a thank you letter is familiar to you.  But what about writing a thank you letter to God?  Have you ever written one? Well, if you write a thank you...

Podcast: But It Wasn’t My Fault with Marty Machowski

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: You've probably had your kids say something like  "But it was my brother's fault!" or "I didn't know about that!" to escape blame. But you knew the truth! My guest author Marty Machowski can help us introduce the concept...

Video: The Magic of Getting Away with Your Spouse

Time to take out your calendar... Do you have date night scheduled with your spouse? Do you have an overnight trip scheduled with your spouse? Getting away a few times a year is a great way to put your marriage in the front seat, instead of stuffing it in the trunk...

Podcast: #WeToo with Mary DeMuth

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: The Bible tells us to rejoice with those rejoice, and to weep with those who weep.  We live in an imperfect world where abuse does happen.  How can a home recover when it has been harmed by sexual abuse?  Can that home...

Video: 5 Back to School Tips for a Smoother Year

Since my kids attend year-round school, we've are in our 4th week of school already if you can believe that! There are a few simple principles that make the school year go much smoother. I share them here in this week's Facebook live chat:...

Video: What does success look like for your child?

What does success look like for your child? Maybe it looks like becoming an overnight YouTube sensation or professional gamer. Success however doesn't happen overnight, and it actually doesn't primarily have anything to do with talent. Here's two things you need to...

Video: Because Mentoring Matters

Mentors are role models your kids can talk to. Does your son or daughter have people like this in their lives? Finding mentors for your kids isn't as complicated as you may think...but it is something you do on purpose.  My son Ethan has been in Royal Rangers at...

Podcast: Exhale with Cheri Gregory

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Do you ever feel bad about being tired or failing yet another time as a mom? Help is on the way with my friend Cheri Gregory and her new book, Exhale: Lose Who You're Not, Love Who You Are, Live Your One Life Well...

Video: Preparing Your Kids to Fly

My 14-year-old flew across the country alone for the first time this week. With a connection in Chicago. Without a phone. Oh yeah baby, he did just great. Here are some tips about sending your kids off to fly solo - both literally and figuratively. It's about...

Parents Rising Manifesto

NEW!!!  Parent Rising Video Series just released If you are like me, you may need a mid-summer parenting pep talk about now! When I go to the grocery store, I overhear parents (with many children in tow) saying things like, "Yep, I'm ready for school to start again!"...

Podcast: Finding Beautiful with Rebecca Friedlander

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: The pursuit of beauty leads us down make up aisles, clothing stores, and the hair salon.  And although there's nothing wrong with any of those things, we know true beauty is about something more on the inside of us than...

Podcast: Dare to Hope with Melissa Spoelstra

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Do you ever feel hopeless as a parent? When you look around at the world our kids are growing up in, it can be easy to become discouraged. But when we fix our eyes on Jesus, everything can change! Today's podcast guest,...

Video: How to Tell if Screen Time is Good or Bad

https://www.facebook.com/ArlenePellicaneAuthor/videos/2365850110317969/ It's very likely that your child will spend a good amount of time with screens this summer. How can you tell whether this screen time is constructive or destructive? In this week's Facebook live...

Video: Your Game Plan for Summer Screen Time

https://www.facebook.com/ArlenePellicaneAuthor/videos/1323290161158356/   What images come to mind when you hear the word "summer"? Pool parties...barbecues...family vacations...screen time. Screen time??? For many kids, many summer hours will be wasted away on...

Podcast: Dr. Kathy Koch Starts with the Heart

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Are you stuck fighting the same battles with your kids over and over?  Do your kids seem utterly unmotivated to do things like homework and chores?  Join the club and let Dr. Kathy Koch give you a good pep talk to get...

Video: 3 Quick Questions to Reveal Your Marriage Health

Here's this week's Facebook live chat: https://www.facebook.com/ArlenePellicaneAuthor/videos/449280262498660/   In my book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife, I write about the importance of being purposeful in your marriage.  Marriages usually die from neglect,...

Video: Maybe strangers aren’t so dangerous after all

You hear about stranger danger...but is there an upside to meeting strangers? You bet! Now...don't get me wrong. You children need to know that you DON'T get into a car with a stranger and that you DON'T text or go in a chatroom with a stranger. But, when they meet a...