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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...

Video: Feeling discouraged as a mom?

It's easy to feel discouraged as a mom. Ironically, I have been trying to complete this post for the past 30 minutes and have experienced all sorts of problems embedding this video! Yes, our tasks can be discouraging! We might feel... Overwhelmed by our to-do list...

Video: For many kids, friendship is the cure

I attended the excellent Learning and the Brain conference in NYC last weekend, and wanted to share something I learned. Many of our kids are anxious, depressed or struggling in social situations. How can we help them? In one word...FRIENDSHIP! For many kids,...

Podcast: Choose Greatness for Your Boy with Clarence Shuler

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Too many boys are growing up without purpose.  They're unmotivated except when it comes to video games.  Will they be ready for work after college?  How will they fare as husbands and fathers?  We all want greatness for...

Video: Screen Time Battles: Parents vs. Grandparents

Do you every have screen time battles, not with your kids, but with your parents? Maybe you're not happy that your mom has just bought your child a new iPad. Maybe you're concerned about the amount of TV your child watches at grandma and grandpa's. Maybe you're upset...

Video: When your husband’s parenting style drives you nuts

You and your spouse are different and sometimes that can cause some parenting problems! How do you respond when your husband responds in a way you wouldn't?  When he pushes your parenting buttons? In today's video, we'll talk about elevating your husband's position as...

Podcast: Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday with Valerie Woerner

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Do you wake up like Mary Poppins but turn into Cruella De Vil as the day wears on? That can certainly happen to me too! Valerie Woerner, author of Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday is here to help!  In this podcast, you will...

Video: How to Make the Weekend Actually Relaxing

Are you just as tired on Monday morning as you were on Friday afternoon? The weekend is supposed to be rejuvenating and relaxing, but sometimes, it can be either too jam packed with activities or too mind numbing consuming TV, social media, and video games. In this...

Video: When Your Child is Disappointed

My conscientious daughter Lucy had a rough morning today.  She could not find her student council t-shirt which she was supposed to wear.  She remembers it being in her drawer...and after looking and looking and looking for it, neither she or I could find it. It was a...

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...

Podcast: Relational Reset with Dr. Laurel Shaler

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here:   Is there a relationship you're often disappointed by? Maybe you are arguing more often with your spouse, yelling at your kids, or having frequent misunderstandings with a friend.  This week's podcast guest Dr....

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 you as a parent, towards...