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Video: Week 3 of Calm, Cool, and Connected Book Study

It is so easy to waste time on. It’s also easy to sin and make bad moral choices…from viewing pornography, posting something mean, or obsessively comparing ourselves to others or complaining about our boring lives. These challenges are real for us, and for our children. In week 3 of my […]


Video: Week 2 of Calm, Cool, and Connected Book Study

Have you felt unimportant compared to someone else’s phone lately? It’s easy to give our undivided attention to our phones, iPads, TVs and tablets, while the people in our lives numbly watch. In this video, week 2 of my bo study, you’ll learn about the A in HABIT which stands […]


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

It’s time for less phone and life! This January, I’ll be providing a weekly video bo 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 down the off button.


Video: Can your high schooler survive without a phone?

Can a high schooler actually survive (not die) without a phone? Can yours? The main arguments go something like this: My child needs a phone to be safe. What if there is an emergency and he or she cannot reach me? My child needs a phone to be connected to […]


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 bo 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom to teach your kids the joy of giving: (1) Teach them empathy for others […]


Video: 5 easy Thanksgiving projects

Here are 5 ideas to ste gratitude in our families – both on Thanksgiving and all year long! 5 Easy Thanksgiving Projects to Ste Gratitude Thanksgiving is coming…are your kids grateful people? Here are 5 ways you can help them practice gratitude, find on page 58 of my bo […]


Video: 3 Ways to Have Less Entitled Children

A child who doesn’t say “thank you” and who is demanding is not a pleasant child to be around. This does not have to be the case in your home. You can train your kids – whether they are toddlers or teens – to be less entitled and grateful. […]