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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...

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 Noelle got sick...